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Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, Scotland, UK
I have research interests in fish and shellfish health (viral, bacterial and parasitic disease), molecular epidemiology and food safety. Specifically, I am interested in evolution of aquatic pathogens, biotic and abiotic factors driving the emergence of aquatic diseases, genetic markers for pathogen virulence, identification of origin of disease outbreaks and understanding the spread of pathogens in aquatic environment. My research also contributes to discovery of genetic markers for species identification, disease resistance, increased meat yield in fish and shellfish for selective breeding and eradication of economically damaging species in aquaculture such as Mytilus trossulus. I am also involved in food safety research, particularly in developing methods to distinguish and quantify viable, infectious particles of Norovirus in variety of shellfish species. Finally, I am interested in marine ecology, predominantly in zooplankton metagenomics, seal diet and assessment of impacts of seal predation.
I collaborate with scientist in University of Aberdeen, University of Stirling, University of St Andrews, Norwegian Veterinary Institute in Oslo, Marine Institute in Galway, University College Cork, the Danish Technical University in Copenhagen, Food and Veterinary Authority in Tórshavn, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in Nanaimo, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
External Committees and Responsibilities
I am member of the MASTS Sustainable Aquaculture Forum, the Shellfish Forum Working Group section of the Ministerial Working Group for Sustainable Aquaculture and MarCRF Steering Group. I supervise PhD and MSc students from the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and University of Stirling. I am also an Invited reviewer for several scientific journals.
Most Recent Publication
I. Matejusova*, P.A. Noguera, M. Hall, A.J.A. McBeath, K. Urquhart, J. Simons, M.J. Fordyce, K. Lester, Y.-M. Ho, W. Murray, D.W. Bruno, 2016: Susceptibility of goldsinny wrasse, Ctenolabrus rupestris L. (Labridae), to viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) genotype III: Experimental challenge and pathology. Veterinary Microbiology 186: 164-173.
Rolin C., Graham J., McCarthy U., Marting S.A.M., Matějusová I., 2016: Interactions between Paramoeba perurans, the causative agent of amoebic gill disease, and the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. Aquaculture 456:1-8.
Aamelfot A., McBeath A.J.A., Christiansen D.H., Matějusová I., Falk K., 2015: Mucosal infection by infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) of high and low virulence in Atlantic salmon. Veterinary Research 46: 120. .
McBeath A. J. A., Aamelfot M., Christiansen D. H., Matějusová I., Markussen T., Kaldhusdal M., Dale O. B., Weli S., Falk K., 2015: Immersion challenge with low and highly virulent infectious salmon anaemia virus reveals different pathogenesis in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. Journal of Fish Diseases 38: 3-15.
Simons j., Bruno d.w., Ho Y-M., Murray w., Matějusová I., 2015: Common dab, Limanda limanda (L.), as a natural carrier of salmonid alphavirus (SAV) from waters off north-west Ireland. Journal of Fish Diseases (in press).