Aquaculture

News

Updates on the projects and events tied to the Roslin Institute's aquaculture team.

The Aquaculture team's mass meeting

The Roslin Institute and the Pentlands behind; picture taken March 2022.
Students and staff convened for a multi-group gathering to discuss our ongoing projects.

New arrivals at the Roslin Institute

Structure and design
Visitors and new postdoctoral researchers are arriving throughout 2022 to join our team.

Ross Houston departs the Roslin Institute

This picture of Ross was taken during a trip to Utah.
The team recounts their time working with our esteemed Personal Chair of Aquaculture Genetics.

Report on the World Aquaculture Society Meeting

The meeting in San Diego was very well attended with roughly two thousand attendees.
The Aquaculture team reflects on their trip to San Diego for an international conference.

Update on the AquaLeap Consortium Project

The AquaLeap consortium project's annual general meeting addressed its findings, progress, and next steps.

A new reference genome assembly for Ostrea edulis

Oysters in the lab
AquaLeap representatives from the University and industry outline their method for studying this pervasive disease.

Developing genomic tools to support lobster aquaculture

The University of Exeter is grateful to Colin, the lobster from whom their sequencing project originated.
AquaLeap colleagues from Exeter and Cefas report on their European lobster reference genome.

Towards genetic resistance to Bonamia in European oyster

AquaLeap researchers have pinpointed Bonamia microcells in a challenged oyster.
AquaLeap representatives from the University and industry outline their method for studying this pervasive disease.

Yehwa takes leaps forward in genome editing of salmon

Yehwa has been working on the AquaLeap project since its inception in 2019.
Dr Yehwa Jin updates us on her genome editing work as part of the AquaLeap project.

What lies beneath – the complexity of salmonid genomes revealed

This image was created by Molecular Biology and Evolution to accompany Dan and Manu's study.
Dan Macqueen and Manu Kumar Gundappa contributed to a new international study.

Research project to improve oyster disease detection begins

Hannah Farley's presentation diagram shows how diseases have impacted shellfish populations over the last 100 years.
This recently-funded project aims to better understand shellfish disease and develop tools to diagnose and prevent outbreaks.

Welcome to the new Roslin shrimp facility

The Pacific whiteleg shrimp makes up a large percentage of all shrimp farming worldwide, making it an aquaculture powerhouse.
Our new shrimp aquarium helps kick start research into genetics and health of globally-important shrimp species.

New partnership with the St Abbs Marine Station

The St Abbs website contains more information relating to their ongoing research.
This collaboration will encourage innovative marine biology research in collaboration with the facility.

A high-quality genome assembly for Pacific oyster to enable genetics and genomics research

Carolina and her colleagues created and annotated a new assembly for the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas).
Dr Carolina Peñaloza recounts her work advancing a publicly accessible genome assembly.

Review article highlights importance of genetics in sustainable growth of UK aquaculture

This graph rates the level of breeding technologies applied to each of the four main aquaculture species in the UK and globally.
Tim Regan discusses the genetic improvement technologies in his new open access article.

New paper improves knowledge of genetic resistance to bacterial disease in salmon

This graphic from BMC Genetics' article based on Carolina's work shows differential expression in infected and control samples.
PhD student Carolina Moraleda Chiang celebrates her new article in BMC Genomics.

The AquaLeap 2021 Annual Meeting

The AquaLeap 2021 meeting was run remotely, allowing all project members to safely attend.
AquaLeap's 2021 meeting, convened online, showcased some exciting updates and plans for the coming year.

The 2020-2021 aquaculture seminar series

The Roslin Institute's redesigned aquaculture seminar series is in full swing.

New paper on structural variation in Atlantic salmon genome

Salmon Fish
Read all about the team's latest discoveries, related to structural variation in salmon and insight into differences between wild and domesticated salmon genomes.

Four new PhD students join the aquaculture team

Welcome to the new cohort of students joining us to study diverse topics and species.

Gene-editing tool for disease resistance in fish

Rainbow trout
The newest gene-editing tool developed at the Roslin Institute is making a splash!

The AquaLeap 2020 Newsletter

Site staff at Otter Ferry microchip lumpfish broodstock for genetic analysis.
We take a close look at the ongoing research within the AquaLeap consortium project, which is applying innovation in genetics and breeding to help advance UK aquaculture.

Genomics on parade

The cover of Nature Reviews Genetics featured the aquaculture team's work.
Our team’s new research featured on the cover of Nature Reviews Genetics.

FAO Report on the State of Global Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020

The 2020 cover for United Nations' report on global fisheries and aquaculture emphasises its focus on sustainability.
The United Nations’ new review emphasises sustainability in aquaculture.

The way to Weymouth

Robert Potts reports on his work with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.

Visitors, near and far

Cristina, Pablo, and Alba contributed to the aquaculture team's efforts.
Even in turbulent times, visiting team members are integral to the aquaculture team.

Thank you, Dr. Khan!

As a visitor, Milton contributed to the Aquaculture Team's work for more than a year.
Milton, a visiting team member, has undertaken valuable work during his time at Roslin.

Edinburgh aquaculture in the news

CGIAR's press release will help shed light on this vital research.
Our ongoing research into tilapia has received media attention.

AquaLeap meeting kicks off the year

The project brings together partners from both the academic and industry spheres.
The consortium's annual meeting will help drive progress and collaboration in 2020 and beyond.

From Roslin to Guernsey

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Tim Regan remarks on his recent research mission.