News & Updates

November 19, 2020

The lab has another PhD opportunity available: 'Advancing structural variation exploitation in aquaculture genomics'

PhD would be co-supervised by Dr James Prendergast at the Roslin Institute (

The project will aim to improv...

November 5, 2020

Pleased to post a PhD opportunity  ‘Genomic basis for the evolution of anadromous life histories in salmonid fish’ available through the University of Edinburgh NERC E4 Doctoral Training Partnership

Read more and apply here:

October 14, 2020

Delighted to share the publication of our group's latest paper: The structural variation landscape in 492 Atlantic salmon genomes in Nature Communications 

This one involved a Herculean effort by former BBSRC iCASE PhD s...

July 24, 2020

The lab has a 15 month post-doc position available on the AQUA-FAANG project.

For details see:

The position is funded by a European Commission H2020 project called “AQUA-FAANG: Adv...

May 21, 2020

Congratulations to Mike Gallagher who passed his remote (lockdown) viva with minor corrections on May 21st 2020

Thanks to Mike's external examiner Dr Jean-Christophe Avarre (ISEM) and internal examiner Dr Christine Tait-Burkard (Roslin) for doing this whole thing over S...

February 25, 2020

Congratulations to Oliver Eve, who has been awarded a 4 year fully funded PhD studentship in the lab, funded by the BBSRC EASTBIO DTP scheme, starting in the Autumn this year.

Oli will study transcript diversity associated with fish immune responses using full-length RN...

January 23, 2020

Congratulations to Alicia Bertolotti, who recently passed her PhD viva for a project titled "Characterisation of Structural Variation in the Atlantic Salmon Genome".

Huge thanks to Alicia's external examiner Dr Philine Feulner from Eawag Swiss Federal Institute of Aquat...

November 4, 2019

A new PhD opportunity is available in the Macqueen lab through the EASTBIO scheme, in collaboration

with Prof. Sam Martin's lab in Aberdeen

"Functional role of transcript diversity in salmon immunity: development of full-length RNA sequencing"


June 12, 2019

Are you interested in the functional genomics of fishes, framed in an evolutionary context?

Then apply for a 38 month post-doc position in my lab employed on the EC H2020 programme funded AQUA-FAANG project. See below

Closing date: 19 July 20. Contact me to find out more...

June 5, 2019

Huge congratulations to Manu (centre) for passing his viva with minor corrections. Manu is everyone's favourite guy, so his excellent performance was well received all round.

Many thanks to Manu's external examiner Dr Michaël Bekaert (left) from the University of S...

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