Anne Vignier (Rolton)
Scientist, Algal and Shellfish health
Role at Cawthron
Anne is a Scientist with the Aquaculture group at Cawthron and is involved in a number of stress and health related projects across the ‘Shellfish Aquaculture’ and ‘Aquatic Health’ programmes. These programmes support the New Zeland Aquaculture industry.
Her work involves:
- Developing tools to measure shellfish and algal health
- Evaluation of biotic and abiotic stressors on bivalve reproduction and health- focussing on Bonamia, OsHV-1 and DEV
- Characterisation of shellfish hemolymph using flow cytometry and microscopy
- Routine monitoring of shellfish health at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park and shellfish mortality investigations.
Technical skills, experience and interests
- Effects of biotic and abiotic stressors on shellfish reproduction and health; especially early life stages.
- Flow cytometry of shellfish gametes and blood and, commercial and harmful algal species.
- Histopathology of marine bivalves.
- Image analysis of marine bivalves.
- Biotoxin ELISAs.
- Live-feeds production.
- PhD (Marine Biology), Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest), France/ Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, 2015
- MSc (Aquatic Pathobiology), University of Stirling, Scotland, 2009
- BSc (Marine Biology), Newcastle University, UK, 2007