Professor of Biology at University of Aberdeen. Longstanding research expertise in fish physiology and health. He has developed genomic tools to dissect molecular control of immune and physiological responses. He is on the management team for UK Aquaculture Initiative Network (ARCHUK;) which directs research priorities for UK aquaculture, and a steering group member of Scottish Marine Pooling Initiative (MASTS) aquaculture forum. His projects relating to salmon migration are pertinent to this proposal.