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SAIC Calls for Rapid Diagnostics Projects for Aquaculture

26 January 2016, at 12:00am

SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has issued an open call for expressions of interest (EOIs) on rapid diagnostics solutions for aquaculture.

The proposed projects should fall within one of the following areas of research:

1 Indicators of health / condition

  • biomarkers
  • pre-bath treatment assessment
  • fitness / performance
  • stress monitoring
  • prevention

2 Precursors to gill disease

  • multi-factorial approach

3 Husbandry

  • smoltification
  • sea lice sensitivity
  • saprolegnia
  • bacterial loading
  • cleaner-fish health

These areas were identified as top priorities for industry and academics by participants at SAIC’s recent diagnostics workshop. The industry-academic workshop was held at Moredun Research Institute, and opened by Hamish Rodger of the Fish Vet Group.

The call for EOIs on rapid diagnostics is open until 14 March 2016. Applications must be led by an industry partner, and include at least one academic partner at a Scottish research institute.

To apply, use the SAIC EOI form, available to download here.

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