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Students excel in Prawn Farming Symposium

A massive congratulations to our Post Graduate students who have recently participated in the Annual Prawn Farmers Assoc Apfa and ABFA Symposium held on the 2nd and 3rd of August in Townsville.

Some of our very own CSTFA students entered the Poster and Presentation competitions and cleaned up!

The best presentation was awarded to by our very own Sarah Berry who presented “Selective breeding for stress tolerance in the black tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon

Quyen Banh and Carlos Bohorquez Bohorquez Rueda also presented on the day with lots of great positive feedback from the Australian Farmers.

The Poster prize was awarded to our newest student on board - Jarrod Guppy on his research "Genomic resources to transform Australian Black Tiger Prawns breeding program" which also won an award at the JCU, Festival of life sciences poster competition on Wednesday.

Second place was awarded to Giana Gomez her poster titled “Environmental DNA (eDNA) as an early detection tool to prevent diseases in aquaculture” and 3rd placed went to Quyen Banh for her research on the “Successful sex inversion for Barramundi by Estradiol B implantation