I am Rodanthi Zindrili, a PhD student in the Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre of the University of Aberdeen. The aim of my research is the elucidation of the genetic signatures of the skin , via RNA Sequencing, of post- smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in response to the sea louse of the Southern Hemisphere, Caligus rogercresseyi and the investigation of the impact of functional feeds on skin, as means of prophylaxis against the aformentioned parasite.
Concurrently I am working on a side project relevant to the administation of nettle-enriched feed to Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) aiming to the robustness of welfare & growth and to the fortification of the immune response against the bacterial pathogen Aeromonas salmonicida.
In my journey to research & knowledge I receive important guidance by my supervisors:
Elena Mente (Professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Honorary Research Fellow at University of Aberdeen)
Alex Douglas (Reader Professor at the University of Aberdeen)
Samuel A. Martin (Director Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre)
and significant assistance by Dr Elzbieta Krol.
Prizes and Awards
Research Award from the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) of the University of Aberdeen (UoA), 2019