January 2012

Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Award in collaboration with Dr Jun Zou at the Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre (SFIRC). The award aimed at developing assays to monitor vaccine performance in salmonids.

Outcome:  monoclonal antibodies are developed to key cytokines i.e. INFg. Quantitative and qualitative assays are being optimised by scientists at SFIRC (more update to follow).

 

Kick Start Award in collaboration with Dr Helen Dooley, Aberdeen University. The award will allow the generation of monoclonal antibodies to shark immunoglobuling.  The objective of this work is forward our understanding of shark’s immune system, the evolution of the immune system and ultimately to aid the future generation of novel diagnostic and therapeutic agents. (in progress)