Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus

13-14 December 2021, Canberra


Dr Andrew Barnes

Dr Andy Barnes obtained his BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and his PhD from the Medical School, University of Edinburgh. Andy worked for the Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department and at the Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh before joining a small Canadian biotech company, Aqua Health Ltd, specialising in vaccines for aquaculture in 1993. In 1999, Aqua Health was bought by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis and Andy worked in their animal health division for 4 years before beginning an academic career at The University of Queensland. Currently in the School of Biological Sciences, Andy’s research and teaching focus on animal health and welfare including  vaccines, diagnostics and healthy feeds for the aquaculture industry, with pure research on immunity and infectious diseases of aquatic animals ranging from reef-building corals, through prawns and oysters, to barramundi, tilapia, stingrays, kingfish, salmon and grouper.