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Dr Nick Wade

Research Scientist

https://people.csiro.au/w/n/nick-wade

Contact details:

BIOSCIENCE PREC 306 CARMODY RD
ST. LUCIA QLD 4067 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Dr Wade researches the interplay between animal physiology and molecular biology, with a particular focus on the functional molecular responses that underlie nutrition and feeding, known as nutrigenomics.
In his aquaculture research he works with national and international feed companies, as well as local farm producers, in order to optimise nutrient utilisation and animal performance in aquaculture.
Within his field, Dr Wade leads multiple industry-funded projects, including:
1) multi-omics approaches to understanding the impacts of environmental stress
2) the development of markers of stress and condition in aquaculture species
3) defining the metabolic responses of feeding and dietary nutrient manipulation in fish and prawns
4) optimisation of pigmentation through mechanisms that regulate pigment deposition, and optimising utilisation of pigment in feeds.

Other Interests

Dr Wade’s other research interests involve:
molecular mechanisms of growth in prawns and fish
genetic mechanisms that control gender and fertility in crustaceans
evolution of pigmentation in marine crustaceans.