Dr Kim Thompson

Dr Kim Thompson

Principal Investigator, Moredun Research Institute

Dr Kim Thompson is a Principal Investigator at Moredun Research Institute, where she heads the Aquaculture Research Group. She graduated from the University of Stirling with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, an MSc in Immunology from the University of Aberdeen, and a PhD in Fish Immunology from the University of Stirling.

She has over 30 years of experience in fish immunology, vaccine development, functional feeds, disease resistance of fish, and host-pathogen interactions. Kim has published >160 articles relating to this work.

She has been a partner in EU- (IMAQUANIM, TARGETFISH, NeoGiant, Cure4Aqua) and UK-funded projects (NC3Rs, BBSRC, SARF, TSB, Defra), working closely with the aquaculture industry to tackle health issues in global aquaculture.

Kim’s role in the Horizon 2020 NeoGiant project is to evaluate novel natural products to control and prevent amoebic gill disease in Atlantic salmon. 

Selected publications

  • Herrero, Ana & Rodger, H. & Hayward, Adam & Cousens, Chris & Bron, James & Dagleish, Mark & Thompson, Kim. (2022). Prospective Longitudinal Study of Putative Agents Involved in Complex Gill Disorder in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Pathogens. 11. 878. 10.3390/pathogens11080878.
  • Herrero, Ana & Thompson, Kim & Ashby, Angela & Rodger, H. & Dagleish, Mark. (2018). Complex Gill Disease: an Emerging Syndrome in Farmed Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.). Journal of Comparative Pathology. 163. 23-28. 10.1016/j.jcpa.2018.07.004.