Graduate Research School Available Projects Microbiomes in barramundi (Masters/PhD)

Microbiomes in barramundi (Masters/PhD)

Title of Project

Microbiomes in barramundi (Masters/PhD)


Professor Dean Jerry

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

With the advent of high throughput next generation sequencing approaches we are gaining an increasing understanding of the importance of bacterial microbiomes to the health, well-being, and growth of animals. In aquaculture, microbiomes are being shown to be influencers of hatchery performance, productivity and occurrence of disease. They may change due to culture environment, diet, genetics or occurrence of pathogens. This project will examine the microbiome of barramundi throughout the hatchery culture phase and into different production systems. It also may look at influence of diet or bioactives on the microbiome. Enquiries should be directed to:

Key Words

aquaculture; genetic tools; barramundi; bacterial microbiome

Would suit an applicant who

Available to both domestic and international applicants wishing to undertake a PhD or Masters by research degree. Applicants will need to apply for a JCU competitive Research Scholarship and should be familiar with the Higher Degree by Research Requirements.

Updated: 11 Apr 2020