Victoria Alday-Sanzis a veterinarian with an M.Sc and Ph.D. from Stirling University. She has worked forover 25 years on diverse aspects of shrimp health issues covering diseases, diagnostics, sanitary legislation, health management, development of SPF stocks and biosecurity. She has collaborated as an expert for international organizations such as FAO, EU, EFSA, WB and OIE as well as with the private sector such as shrimp producers, aquaculture financial and insurance companies worldwide.
She carries out R&D activities for private companies and maintains links to the academic world through teaching at other institutions. She has published over 30 papers in peer review journals, over 50 articles in industry magazines, 5 book chapters, is co-author of the CD-rom Diagnosis of Shrimp Diseases and editor of The Shrimp Book. While working with Pescanova as Director of Aquatic Animal Health, she developed shrimp SPF stocks from WSSV tolerant shrimp (SPR/SPT). Presently, she is the Director for Biosecurity and Breeding Program for the National Aquaculture Group of Saudi Arabia.