Dr Anita Talbot

Senior Research Fellow
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Anita Talbot works as a Senior Research Fellow at the MFRC with focusing on the prevention of disease in fish. Projects include investigating novel ingredients in feed and how they can influence the fish immune response. Diseases of interest include infections caused by external parasites in salmon, including Paramoeba perurans,  the causative agent of amoebic gill disease (AGD) and the sea louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis.  More recently, Dr Talbot’s focus on disease prevention is through the development and testing of vaccines to protect against bacterial and viral infections in freshwater and marine finfish species. This work is funded in equal part through Ireland’s EU Structural Funds programme (ESIF) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).


Fresh mackerel on the market
This collaboration between ATU, BIM and the Marine Institute aims to characterise Kudoa sp. infection in the Irish mackerel fishery using molecular and histological techniques, to identify biological and environmental factors associated with infection and to develop tools for mitigating the impacts on commercial fishing and processing operations.
Development of vaccines for the protection of finfish against disease.
The ADIOS project aims are to advance our understanding of amoebic gill disease affecting Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) using a range of molecular and microbiological techniques