Bangor University

BU is an abbreviation of Bangor University, UK. The Centre for Applied Marine Sciences (CAM) is the division of the School of Ocean Sciences (SOS) at Bangor University, that carries out commercial and applied research for industry and governments. CAMS is a multidisciplinary centre, with staff working in the areas of marine biology (including aquaculture), marine chemistry, oceanography, coastal zone management, survey and instrumentation and geosciences. The School is one of the largest marine biology departments in Europe and the main UK research centre for coastal seas. The laboratories, aquaria, equipment, ICT facilities, library, boats and research vessel of the SOS are also available for CAMS contracts. The School of Ocean Sciences has a 40-year history of aquaculture research, and has developed an international reputation in shellfish aquaculture. Commercial aquaculture work within CAMS is a significant proportion of the portfolio, with close connections to industry and a good European and international network of contacts. CAMS has a technology transfer remit that strongly supports this close relationship with industry, which has resulted in existing collaborations with many shellfish companies..

Tasks attributed

BU leads WP4 on the metamorphosis and settlement stages of bivalves and contributes to examining the seed quality in WP5 through its genetic diversity and relation with immunology.

Key persons

Jonathan King ( email : )
Deputy Director of CAMS and a Research Fellow (PhD) specializing in aquaculture research. Having over 20 years of experience he has worked as a marine environmental consultant as well as in aquaculture research; both as a consultant and for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science. Dr King has extensive experience of project management including a number of applied research projects on bivalves. He has extensive experience of working with SMEs as part of his remit at CAMS. His work has produced several commercial reports. In the present programme he is the scientific leader of WP4.

Shelagh Malham
Research lecturer (PhD) at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University. Dr Malham has worked in the field of shellfish immunology and the effects of the environment on shellfish health since 1995. In the present programme she will work on molecular and immunological aspects of the metamorphosis and settlement phases of scallop and mussel larvae in close collaboration with Dr Antonio Figueras from CSIC, who leads the cross-cutting work on transcriptomics and genomics.

Thomas Galley

Thomas Galley (MSc) graduated from Bangor University in 2004 and he has since worked as a research assistant on various projects, principally BLUESEED which involved the development of mussel hatchery rearing and triploidy induction procedures. In the present programme, he will work full time on experiments with scallop and mussel larvae and post-larvae.