EAFP Student Awards

EAFP Student members awarded for Aberdeen 2023 conference:

EAFP Student members awarded for Porto 2019 conference:

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EAFP Student members awarded for Belfast 2017 conference:

2017 winning students’ introductory slides are available on our Facebook page, please click here.

EAFP Student members awarded for Las Palmas 2015 conference:

Max J. Beckman

– Is stress in farmed salmon (Salmo salar) an important factor for saprolegniosis? (Oral Presentation)

– Prevalence of Saprolegnia species collected from fish farms in Scotland. (Poster Presentation)

Reka Borzak

– Molecular detection and genome analysis of Circoviruses of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) and sichel (Pelecus cultratus) from Lake Balaton, Hungary. (Oral Presentation)

Ivana Bušelić

– Risk factor analysis of human infection with Anisakis spp. in the European anchovy and sardine from the Eastern Adriatic Sea. (Oral Presentation)

Toni Erkinharju

– Temperature dependent immune response in Atlantic lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.). (Oral Presentation)

Sarah Harris

– What happens to the intestinal microbiota of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) when you combine oral application and injection of ß-glucan? (Oral Presentation)

– Penguin: an image analysis program to measure changes in colony size of fish associated bacteria. (Poster Presentation)

In vitro analysis of the effect of ß-glucans on growth and survival of fish associated bacteria. (Poster Presentation)

– Using in silico sequence data to estimate the effectiveness of genus specific primers encoding for the 16S rDNA gene in bacteria typically found in fish. (Poster Presentation)

Mar Marcos Lopez

– Proteomics to study amoebic gill disease in farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. (Oral Presentation)

– Cleaner fish: new species under the microscope. (Poster Presentation)

Kareem Nawroz:

– Adjuvant effect of a formulated carbohydrate (MSS1) in vaccines against Aeromonas hydrophila in common carp (Cyprinus carpio). (Oral Presentation)

Catarina Norte Dos Santos

– Cytokine expression within the interbranchial lymphoid tissue of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during amoebic gill disease. (Oral Presentation)

Patricia Pereiro

– Study of the immune response after Aeromonas spp. challenge in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) and zebrafish (Danio rerio). (Poster Presentation)

– The first characterization of an IFN-gamma gene in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) reveals interesting questions about its immunomodulatory properties. (Poster Presentation)

– Transcriptome analysis of the main immune pathways after VHSV infection in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). (Poster Presentation)

Jose Gustavo Ramirez Paredes

– The use of “Taxo-genomics” to clarify the taxonomical status of fish pathogenic Francisella spp.. (Oral Presentation)

Željka Trumbić

– Transcriptomic and ultrastructural changes of the Atlantic bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758) gill epithelium infected with Didymosulcus katsuwonicola (Pozdnyakove, 1990). (Oral Presentation)

EAFP Student members awarded for Tampere 2013 conference:

Annelies Maria Declercq

– Interactions of highly and low virulent Flavobacterium columnare strains with the gills of carp (Cyprinus carpio).

Bartolomeo Gorgoglione

– Assessing the impact of PKD/VHS Co-Infection on brown trout (Salmo trutta) immune response modulation.

– Proliferative Kidney Disease modulates the transcription of CC and CXC chemokines in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

– Viral and bacterial infections stimulate the expression of PACAP splicing variants in brown trout immune organs.

Nawroz O. Kareem

– The effects of beta glucan structure and form on immunomodulator properties in common carp (Cyprinus carpio).

– Techniques to determine the cellular activity of different forms of β-glucan: an immunostimulant used in fish production.

Mónica Varela

– The effects of beta glucan structure and form on immunomodulator properties in common carp (Cyprinus carpio).

– Techniques to determine the cellular activity of different forms of β-glucan: an immunostimulant used in fish production.

Jocelyn Mah Choo

– Temperature-mediated cercariae production in a bivalve-trematode system.

Diego Vázquez

– A multiplex real time rt-PCR for direct genotyping of VHSV.

Megan Stride

– Novel Chlamydia-like epitheliocystis agents in Australian farmed yellowtail kingfish Seriola lalandi, striped trumpeter Latris lineata and barramundi Lates calcarifer.

– Water temperature affects the prevalence of epitheliocystis in wild fish species in Tasmanian waters.

Sarah Harris

– The effect of injection with immunomodulants on the immune status and intestinal microflora population of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.).

– Development and application of reverse transcription qPCR to quantitatively analyse fish associated microflora populations.

Reetta Penttinen

Impact of phenotypic variation and growth environment on putative virulence factors of the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare.

Julia Kattlun

– Cyprinid Herpesvirus 3: immunogenicity of different types of vaccines based on molecular methods for common carp (Cyprinus carpio).

Alena Kodadkova

– Molecular taxonomy of Myxozoa: cryptic and neglected species.

EAFP Student members awarded for Split 2011 conference:

Gema Alama-Bermejo

– Motility, 3D morphology and development of Ceratomyxa puntazzi in the bile of Diplodus puntazzo.

Fabian Aviles

– Regulation of m-like proteins in Streptococcus iniae under differing culture conditions.

Morgane Danion

– Bioconcentration and immunotoxicity of an chronically exposure in vivo to Pendimethalin in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss.

– Effect of a chronically exposure to Pendimethalin (dinitroamiline herbicid, prowl 400®) on the susceptibility of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss L., to an experimental challenge to Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Virus (VHSV).

– Further evidence on the cause of red mark syndrome in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

Bartolomeo Gorgoglione

– Molecular characterization of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Immune responses elicited during Proliferative Kidney Disease: a real-time PCR survey.

Nicole Kirchhoff

– Description of the specific antibody response in Ranched Southern Bluefin tuna, Thunnus maccoyii, naturally infected with the blood fluke, Cardicola forsteri.

Matt Metselaar

– Rickettsia-like organism transmission study by cohabiting strawberry disease fish in the US.

Hanna Saarikoski

– Development rate, location of plasmodia and genetic differences of the myxozoan parasite Henneguya zschokkei in fish.

Victoria Valdenegro

– Effect of immunization route on mucosal and systemic immune response in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

Sandra Zainathan

– Comparison of diagnostic methods PCR, and virus isolation on piscine cell lines, for TSRV detection.

EAFP Student members awarded for Grado 2007 conference:

  • Melanie Andrews (Australia)
  • Carina Björkblom (Finland)
  • Bryndís Björnsdóttir (Iceland)
  • Ugur Degirmenci (Turkey)
  • Jessica Hill (Australia)
  • Eva Högfors (Finland)
  • Mona Khalil (UK)
  • Heidi Kunttu (Finland)
  • Constanze Pietsch (Germany)
  • Rebecca van Gelderen (Australia)

EAFP Student members awarded for Copenhagen 2005 conference:

Hamish Aiken

– Effect of culture time on infection by the blood fluke, Cardicola forsteri, in farmed southern bluefin tuna, Thunnus maccoyii.

Helga Arnadottir

– Comparison of the virulence of Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. Achromogenes and its isogenic ASAP1 defective mutant in salmon (Salmo salar) and cod (Gadhus morhua).

Bryndís Björnsdóttir

– Isolation and characterisation of an extracellular metallopeptidase from Moritella viscosa, the causative organism of winter ulcers.

– Pathogenic effects of the extracellular products of Moritella viscosa in Atlantic salmon and turbot.

Janina Costa

– Identification of Betanodavirus B-cell epitopes using pepscan and suspension array technology.

Neli Metodieva Kachamakova

– Genetically determined differences in levels of natural antibodies in carp (Cyprinus carpio L.).

Eugene McCarthy

The classical pentraxins profile in infected common carp.

Iain Russon

– Aspects of the stress response of sea trout, Salmo trutta (L.), to varying salmon lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer), intensities when entering seawater.

Oliver Rault

– Biology and pathology of the copepod parasite Lernaocera branchialis on the definitive gadoid host.

Montserrat Cols Vidal

– Molecular studies on apoptosis in the immune system of common carp, Cyprinus carpio (L.).