Cutting a long story short - Molecular tools for selective breeding in aquaculture

22 September 2016
Edinburgh International Conference Centre , Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Involved Work Packages



The workshop will be held during the Aquaculture Europe 2016 conference (EAS 2016) (link is external)and will focus in the development of biological resources for the selective breeding of shellfish and finfish.

Workshop programme outline:

  • 10:30 - Chairmans Introduction  Chris Bridges (HHU + TUNATECH)
  • 10:35 - Keynote  Presentation: Future of the Scottish Shellfish Industry: Opportunities, problems and solutions :Michael Tait (Shetlands Mussels)   
  • 11:05 - EMBRIC  Approach  to Selective Breeding in Aquaculture– Bringing Science and Industry Together- Ian Johnston (Scottish Oceans Institute  Univ, St-Andrews; XELECT)
  • 11:20 - Molecular Tools for Aquaculture  Made Easy  -  Shortcuts and  Requirements: Elena Sarropoulou (HCMR)  11:35 -  Pilot Studies: Requirements and Designs
  • Resources : Hands on Approach: Marc Vandeputte (INRA)
  • 11:50 - “Oysters and Mussels – Alive alive oh”  Iveta Matejusova ( MSS)
  • 12:05 - Costs and Rewards, IPR and Patents: Tom Ashton (XELECT)
  • 12:20 - Closing Remarks. Chris Bridges (HHU and TUNATECH)
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • Afternoon Session - Question and Answers-info; Posters: “Meet the Partners and put your Requests for Future Breeding Strategies” at the EMBRIC booth #92 in the Lennox quite

To Register for a Free Pass to the Forum and Exhibition contact Chris Bridges: (link sends e-mail)

Please find here the workshop flyer

Read about the outcome here.