Professor Alexandra (Sandra) Adams

University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Professor Alexandra (Sandra) Adams

University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Biography

Alexandra (Sandra) Adams is Head of the Fish Health Group and Team Leader for the Immunology and Vaccinology Group at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling. She graduated from the University of Glasgow (BSc) and University College London (PhD) in Biochemistry and then moved to University of Stirling as the aquaculture industry was just beginning to expand in the UK. She has worked on the development of fish vaccines and rapid diagnostic tests since 1985 and is also the founder of Aquatic Diagnostics Ltd (www.aquaticdiagnostics.com), a spin-out company, marketing monoclonal antibodies for the identification of fish pathogens and detection of components of the fish immune system.

Professor Adams has published over 150 papers and her main current research interests include fish vaccine development, host-pathogen interactions, development of multiplex tests for the detection of fish pathogens and components of the fish immune system, and elucidating the effects of feed components and novel feed additives on the immune system and disease susceptibility.