Adrien Marc

Development of advanced reproductive techniques to characterize (in)fertility & accelerate selective breeding in barramundi (Lates calcarifer)

Adrien Marc joined James Cook University in 2013 to complete his double degree in Marine Biology and Management of the Marine Environment from SKema Business School in Sophia Antipolis, France. He went on to complete a BSc(Hons) project in Aquaculture Genetics at JCU investigating the impact of myostatin gene silencing (the gene responsible for downregulating muscle growth) in barramundi (Lates calcarifer); and its potential application in the aquaculture industry for growth improvement.

He is currently undertaking a PhD that involves developing advanced tools for examining barramundi (in)fertility (computer assisted sperm analysis and DNA fragmentation assays, coupled with molecular parental testing) to determine the underlying causes of poor parental contribution in spawning events. Moreover, he is developing assisted breeding techniques (gamete cryopreservation and IVF) that will improve broodstock management and selective breeding in the aquaculture industry.

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