Mr Ahmed Abbas

Mr Ahmed Abbas

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)




Master of Science in Marine Aquaculture, University of las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain (Oct 2014 – Dec 2016) (Cum laude). Dissertation title: “Developing of DNA marker multiplex PCR to estimate the genetic diversity of the abalone (Haliotis tuberculata coccinea) broodstock”.

Postgraduate Diploma in Aquaculture, International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM-IAMZ), Spain (Oct 2014–Jun 2015).

B.Sc. (Honor), Chemistry & Oceanography, Alexandria University, Egypt (2006 – Jun 2010).

Professional membership

Society for Experimental Biology.



Research interests

I am interested in understanding how marine invertebrates respond to environmental changes. My PhD project aims to:

1)   Assess the acclimation capacity of physiological and life history traits to a range of environmental conditions on commercially important molluscs.

2)   Characterize the importance of developmental and/or transgenerational plasticity for performance and stress tolerance.

3)   Evaluate the role of within- and across- generation acclimation in stock enhancement within an aquaculture context.

Supervisors: Dr Manuela Turebano, Professor John Spicer, and Dr Robert Ellis (University of Exeter).  




El-Wazzan, E., Khafage, A.R., Mohamed Kamal, Abbas, A.S.A. (2020). Reproductive cycle of the grooved carpet shell clam, Ruditapes decussatus (Linnaeus, 1758), from three Egyptian fisheries. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 61(2):181-194.


Abbas, A.S.A., El-Wazzan, E., Khafage, A.R. et al. Influence of different microalgal diets on gonadal development of the carpet shell clam Ruditapes decussatus broodstock. Aquacult Int 26, 1297–1309 (2018).

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