We’ve welcomed our latest PhD candidate to the lab. Victor Birlanga is working on a new project funded by Irish Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine with Dr Cindy Smith (The University of Glasgow). Victor will also be co-supervised by Prof Grace McCormack (Zoology, NUI Galway), and colleagues at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
Victor will investigate the microbiology of amoeboid gill disease (AGD) in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar). The aetiological agent is the amoeba, Neoparamoeba perurans, but Victor will work on the microbiome of healthy and affected fish to determine the associated microbiology.