Dr Jun Zou

Dr Jun Zou

Senior Research Fellow


Contact Details

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1987, BSc, Peking University.

1990, MSc, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1998, PhD, University of Aberdeen.

1990-1992, Research Assistant, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1992-2008, Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen.

2004-present, Research Manager, Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre.

2008-present, Senior Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen.


Research Interests

I am interested in comparative immunology and in particular fish immunology. My main research interests are to study:

1) Molecular mechanisms of fish antiviral defence.

2) The roles of leucocytes in antigen presentation.

3) Chemokines and chemokine-directed leucocyte trafficking.


Prof Chris Secombes, Prof Sam Martin and Dr Helen Dooley, University of Aberdeen.

Prof Sandra Adams, University of Stirling.

Prof Pin Nie, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Dr Bertrand Collet, Marine Science Scotland-Aberdeen.

Dr Simon Wadsworth, Ewos Innovation.

Prof Min Liu, Department of Aquaculture, Northeast Agriculture University, China.

Prof Tzong-Yueh Chen, National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan.

Dr Carolina Tafalla, Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA-INIA), Spain.

Research Grants

2017-2019, Vaccines for chronic viral pathogens in salmon-generation of interferon attenuated cell lines. (Co-PI; lead PI: Prof Sam Martin).

2016-2018, Mapping fish CD4 T cell subsets for vaccine improvement. BBSRC. (Co-PI; lead PI: Prof C Secombes).

2015-2017, The roles of cytokines in regulation of antigen presentation in rainbow trout. The Royal Society of Edinburgh. (Lead PI; Co-PI: Prof C Secombes).

2015-2018, Development of novel oral vaccination strategies for Atlantic salmon. BBSRC. (Co-PI; lead PI: Prof C Secombes; Co-PIs: Prof S Adams, Dr J Bron and Prof R Richards, University of Stirling; Prof G Allan and Dr M Mooney, Queen's University of Belfast).

2015-2019, The development of clinical diets for farmed fish gill diseases. BBSRC iCASE PhD studentship. (Co-PI; Lead PI: Prof C Secombes; Co-PI: Dr S Wadsworth, the EWOS Innovation)

2013, Development of monoclonal antibodies for measuring vaccine performance in salmonids.  Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Award, University of Aberdeen.

2011-2012, Development of in vitro assays to determine vaccine in fish. The NC3Rs. (Co-PI; Lead PI: Prof C Secombes).

2009-2011, Development of leucocyte cell lines for immunological research in teleost fish. The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs). (Lead PI; Co-PI:Prof C Secombes).




Teaching Responsibilities

BI3010-Statistical Analysis of Biological Data (Bioinformatics).

ZO4811-Sustainable Aquaculture

BI4016-Honours student project.

ZB5303-MSc Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology-Aquaculture and Fish Health.

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Member of editorial board of Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 2012-present.

Member of editorial board of Fish & Shellfish Immunology, 2006-present. 

Associate editor of Aquaculture and Fisheries, 2017. 

Member of grant reviewer committee (Aquaculture) of the National Natural Science Foundation Council of China, 2008-present.

External PhD examiner: Norwegian College of Fisheries Science, University of Tromso, 2014; Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015.

Review manuscripts for:

Journal of Immunology, Frontiers in Immunology, Developmental and Comparative Immunology,Fish & Shellfish Immunology,Molecular Biology, PLOS one,Vaccine,Cytokine, Journal of Fish Diseases, Disease of Aquatic Organisms,Aquaculture, Journal of Fish Biology,Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, Gene, Aquaculture and Fisheries.



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