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Environmental influences on fish epigenetics.

SAF student success at Three Minute Thesis competition

Students at Sustainable Aquaculture Futures had success in this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition as part of the University of Exeter’s Postgraduate Research Showcase week.

Delivering a successful 3MT is a valuable research communication skill and our students have excelled in communicating their research to the general public in an accessible format.

Shayma Alathari achieved 2nd place in the annual completion for her 3MT which focuses on giving power to fish farmers by developing genomic tools to monitor and control viral disease outbreaks in aquaculture.

Further success was achieved by Paige Robinson for winning the People’s Choice prize. Paige’s research explores the epigenetic mechanisms fish use to survive in increasingly polluted aquatic environments.

Longstanding partnership between the University of Exeter and Cefas provides unique training opportunities to PhD students to understand environmental influences on aquatic animal health and to ensure a sustainable supply of food from the aquatic environment.

You can find out more about Paige and Shayma’s work by watching their Three Minute Thesis entries.

Date: 15 June 2020