FISHBOOST Researcher exchange: Diego Robledo
Besides boosting European aquaculture, the FISHBOOST project also aims to boost the exchange of knowledge between the project partners. To show the importance of this exchange, we want to share the experiences of Diego Robledo and Ross Houston. They worked together during one of these successful researcher exchanges which happened last year between Geneaqua and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh (UoE).
Diego Robledo, PhD student at the University of Santiago de Compostella with Prof. Paulino Martinez (Geneaqua) at the time of the exchange, visited Dr. Ross Houston’s group at The Roslin Institute (UoE) from July to December 2015. The aim of his visit was to obtain skills in functional genomic and quantitative genetic analysis and use them in the research on the genetic and genomic basis of resistance to scuticociliatosis, a parasitic disease of turbot. The UoE and Geneaqua are working together on this disease within FISHBOOST (WP1).
A prerequisite for doing successful quantitative analyses is to understand an work with different methodologies and software, which Diego mastered during his time at UoE. This experience will be essential for tackling the output of the FISHBOOST project in turbot disease resistance.
The exchange visit was successful for both parties, and boosted the collaboration between the two groups both regarding the European project FISHBOOST, and even other research activities related to European aquaculture.
photo credits: The Roslin Institute, 2016