Cefas appoints new chief scientist

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Professor Grant Stentiford becomes new lead at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science 

The United Kingdom’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has appointed Professor Grant Stentiford as its new Chief Scientist. Stentiford will lead Cefas’ scientific research and provide expert advice to government, industry and academia – helping tackle global problems of climate change, biodiversity loss and food security. 

Stentiford has over 20 years’ experience in marine science research and management. He has led the International Centre of Excellence in animal health, published over 170 scientific papers, and advised various national and international organisations on the identification and impact of aquatic animal diseases in farmed and wild environments. His expertise in aquatic animal health and sustainable food systems is placed in context with the One Health approach and will be instrumental in driving Cefas’ research programmes and enhancing the organisation’s impact in marine science. 

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