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Lindsay Laird

At the time of her early death from cancer in 2001, Lindsay Laird was a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Zoology Department at Aberdeen University. From the beginning of her career, Lindsay worked with the expanding Scottish aquaculture industry on different aspects of salmon farming. In 1998, she became the first Chairman of the Organic Fish Producers’ association. She served as Vice-Chairman of the Scottish Fisheries Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors of the European Aquaculture Society from 1994 to 2000, when she was obliged to retire for health reasons. Lindsay also carried out research and gave lectures in countries such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, and Borneo, where a new species of moth (Dasychera lairdi) was named after her.

In 2008, AquaTT and Aqualex Multimedia Consortium (AMC) Ltd established an award in her honour for the most innovative poster (in English) submitted by a student, which concerns research in any one of the following areas:

  • Environmental Impacts in aquaculture
  • New species
  • Hatcheries/early life history
  • Stock production
  • Fish diseases
  • New technologies
  • Genetics/genomics

Lindsay Laird Award Winners

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M. Nicola Rhyner

Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

"Assessing microsatellite markers to assess post-stocking survival of hatchery-reared Atlantic trout (Salmo trutta) in tributaries of a pre-alpine lake

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Irene Brandts

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

"Do Differences in Coping Styles Influence Stress Response after Vaccination in Gilthead Sea Bream?”

Lindsay Laird Award 2017 Final poster 2017


Francisco Guardiola

University of Porto (Portugal) and University of Murcia (Spain)

"Generation of a brain-derived cell line from Fundulus heteroclitus and its use for antiviral immunity studies”

Lindsay Laird 2016 2016 winner


Cecília de Sousa Valente

Federal University of Santa Catarina (FUSC), Brazil

"Transcription profile of target genes in the Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) kept in biofloc and clear seawater and experimentally infected with White Spot Syndrome Virus”

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Andrea Franke

GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany

"Does poly-ß-hydroxybutyrate stimulate the immune system of European sea bass larvae?"

Lindsay Laird Winner 2014 Marina Machado WEB LL Winning Poster 2014


Marina Machado

Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR), Universidade do Porto, Portugal

“Dietary Methionine Supplementation but not Tryptophan Improve Cell Mediated Immunity of European Seabass Dicentrarchus labrax
Lindsay Laird Winner 2013 Winning Poster AQUA2013


Giulia Micallef

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

“Proteomic Investigation on the Effect of Prebiotic Dietary Supplements on the Skin Mucus of Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar

LL winner 2012

 Winning Poster AQUA2012


Jiri Kristan

University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

"The alcalase enzyme treatment for elimination of egg stickiness in pikeperch Sandar lucioperca L."

LL winner 2011 Winning Poster AQUA2011


Carolina de Haro

University of Almeria, Spain

“Nutritive Adaptation in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) to Tenebrio mollitor Meal as Protein Source Diet: Effect in Fish Growth and Performance”

LL winner 2010 Winning Poster AQUA2010


Dalila Serpa

Instituto de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar (IPIMAR), Portugal

“Optimisation of stocking density and feed formulation in semi- intensive production systems: How it can minimise the environmental impacts of earth pond aquaculture”


LL winner-2009  


Gonçalo Santos

Wageningen University, the Netherlands

“Effects of Dissolved Carbon Dioxide on Energy Metabolism and Stress Response in European Seabass Dicentrarchus Labrax

LL winner 2008  


Sabine Keuter

University of Hamburg, Germany

“Inhibitory effects of plastics and nitrate on nitrification in aquacultural biofilters”