Sam Files

Sam Files collecting data at sea in Mary Anning research vessel

Sam's research project focus on multi-trophic aquaponics in urban developments in collaboration with Powell Dobson architects. Sam is investigating the using of organic waste to produce microalgae, to improve the health of the fish and make aquaculture feed more sustainable. As well as helping to design an innovative system that will meet the needs of the residents, be cost-effective and efficient. 

Supervisors: Prof. Carlos Garcia de Leaniz and Prof. Sonia Consuegra  

Ben Overland

Zebrafish tanks

Ben's experiment aims to determine if improvements to the maternal microbiome and immunity of Zebrafish caused by supplementing the diet with microalgae oil, will be passed on to the offspring. He will also examine the effects of routine egg disinfection on the presence and diversity of embryo microbiota.

Supervisors:  Professor Sonia Consuegra and Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz

 

Georgia Williams

Georgia Williams

Georgia investigated the metabolite profile of red algae, Porphyridium purpureum. The aim was to use different metabolomic techniques to determine the change in metabolite production under UVA/UVB stress conditions and identify potential useful products that can be utilised in industrial biotechnology.

Supervisors: Dr Carole LlewellynDr Claudio Fuentes Grunewald and Dr Alla Silkina

Megan Jones

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Megan's multi-faceted project is looking at the transgenerational, morphological and behavioural effects of partly supplementing normal zebrafish feed with microalgae, as well as investigating the effects from increasing the amount of physical activity the fish experience.

Supervisors: Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz and Professor Sonia Consuegra

Hannah Cole

Hannah Cole

Hannah looked at improving the captive breeding of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel for her MSc research project. The optimal diet for rearing juvenile freshwater pearl mussels in captivity is unknown, so Hannah was investigating the best diet for growth and survival of juveniles. 

Supervisor: Dr Gethin Thomas

Myo Naung

Myo Naung

Myo developed a rapid molecular screening method for the detection of microsporidia in cleaner fish as part of his MRes.

Supervisors: Professor Sonia Consuegra and Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz

Craig Pooley

Craig Pooley

Craig's MRes project (joint funded by Swansea University and Marine Harvest Scotland) examined methods for improving the survival of juvenile lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) from egg to weaned fry.

Supervisors: Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz and Professor Sonia Consuegra