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Marine science: directory of scientists

Published: 23 Nov 2019

Details of scientists working for the Marine Scotland Directorate, with some supporting documents attached.

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Marine science: directory of scientists
Patricia Noguera

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Patricia Noguera

Telephone: +44 (0)131 244 3158


Address: Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, Scotland, UK

Research Interests

My current research is mainly concerned with salmonid infectious diseases, an area related also to my role in the diagnostic field.  Studying the host-pathogen interaction and the impact on the host helps us to understand the disease process and consequently, be better prepared to advice on treatment and control strategies.  Additionally, I am interested in developing alternative and improved  in vitro models to investigate conditions that target the fish heart, allowing us to acquire basic information in advance of in vivo experimental fish trials. This contributes to our commitment with the 3R principle of replacement, reduction and refinement in animal experimentation.

My ultimate objective is to contribute to the scientific knowledge that helps maintain a healthy status of our wild and farmed fish populations.


I collaborate with scientists across the UK, Europe and the Americas, notably those involved in research and education on diseases of aquatic organisms. For over a decade I acted as branch officer of the European Association of Fish Pathologist for Argentina, and continue collaborating with the development of the histopathology approach in the study of fish diseases by organising and attending discipline workshops with colleagues around Europe and South America.

Most Recent Publications

  • Patricia A. Noguera, Bianka Grunow, Matthias Klinger, Katherine Lester, Bertrand Collet, Jorge del-Pozo. 2017. Atlantic salmon cardiac primary cultures: An in vitro model to study viral host pathogen interactions and pathogenesis. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 20;12(7),
  • Matejusova I, Noguera PA, Hall M, McBeath AJ, Urquhart K, Simons J, Fordyce MJ, Lester K, Ho YM, Murray W, Bruno DW. 2016. Susceptibility of goldsinny wrasse, Ctenolabrus rupestris L. (Labridae), to viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) genotype III: Experimental challenge and pathology.  Vet Microbiol. 2016 Apr 15;186:164-73. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2016.02.022.
  • Bruno D, Noguera P and Poppe T ,  A colour Atlas of Salmonid Diseases - 2nd edition, Heidelberg, Springer, 2013. ISBN 978-94-007-2010-7.
  • D. W. Bruno, P. A. Noguera, J. Black, W. Murray, D. J. Macqueen, I. Matejusova (2014) Identification of a wild reservoir of salmonid alphavirus in common dab Limanda limanda, with emphasis on virus culture and sequencing. Aquaculture Environment Interactions Vol. 5: 89–98 doi: 10.3354/aei00097
  • E. S. Munro, R. E. McIntosh, S. J. Weir, P. A. Noguera, J. M. Sandilands, I. Matejusova, A. .S Mayes and R. (2014) Smith A mortality event in wrasse species (Labridae) associated with the presence of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus. Journal of Fish Diseases DOI: 10.1111/jfd.12237
  • P. A. Noguera, S. W. Feist, K. S. Bateman, T. Lang, F. Grütjen, D. W. Bruno (2013) Hyperpigmentation in North Sea dab Limanda limanda. II. Macroscopic and microscopic characteristics and pathogen screening, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Vol. 103: 25–34.
  • B Oidtmann, S E LaPatra2, D Verner-Jeffreys, M Pond, E J Peeler, P A Noguera,D W Bruno, S St-Hilaire, C B Schubiger, K Snekvik, M Crumlish, D M Green, M Metselaar, H Rodger, H Schmidt-Posthaus8, M Galeotti and S W Feist (2013) Differential characterization of emerging skin diseases of rainbow trout – a standardized approach to capturing disease characteristics and development of case definitions. Journal of Fish Diseases DOI: 10.1111/jfd.12086.Bertrand


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