Dr David Price
Lecturer in Genetics
School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Health)
- Conservation genetics
- Freshwater fish
- Fish cytogenetics
- Fish husbandry
- Aquarium systems
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Lecturer in Genetics
Locality Theme Lead (Biomedical Sciences) for Special Study Units in Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry
School Academic Liaison Coordinator with colleges who are members of the Academic Partnerships network
School Project Liason with National Marine Aquarium and Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Ethics and Integrity Committee Member
Visiting Lecturer, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1998
Lecturer in Genetics, University of Plymouth, 1976-present
Institute of Cancer Research Postdoctoral Cytogeneticist, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, 1975
PhD, Population Cytogenetics, University of London, 1975
Lecturer, Polytechnic of North London, 1974
MSc (by research), Cytogenetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester, 1971
Lecturer, Oldham Technical College, Openshaw Technical College, and Salford Technical College 1969-1971
BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of London, 1969
The Genetics Society
The British Society for Genomic Medicine
The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
Roles on external bodies
2012-present: Member, National Marine Aquarium Ethics Committee.
2011-2016: Member, Zoos Expert Committee. The Committee provides UK ministers with independent technical advice on zoo policy matters. Its key role is to provide advice and recommendations on measures to encourage the role of zoos in conservation, education and scientific research; and advise on the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK.
2008-2011: Member, Zoos Forum - the independent advisory body which reported to Defra ministers. The Forum advised government on zoo licensing and policy matters. It was replaced in 2011 by the Zoos Expert Committee.
2005-2012: Member, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust Animal Ethics Committee.
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Honours degree project supervision:
Special Study Unit provision for University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School
Staff serving as external examiners
External examiner for PhD students at University College Swansea and the University of Stirling
My current interests lie with conservation genetics of freshwater fish and, in particular, viviparous fishes endemic to Mexico.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Previously supervised 3 PhD and 2 MPhil students as well as several MSc students.
Grants & contracts
2005/2006 funding and sponsorship for the wadifish project:
Higher Education Innovation Fund 2 £10,000
North of England Zoological Society, Chester Zoo £5,000
Project AWARE (UK) £2,000
YSI Environmental £3,900 (equipment and software)
Ocean World Productions £1,450 (vehicle and accommodation costs)
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. £800 (equipment)
1999 - 2008. Industrial sponsorship for a visiting lecturer in Aquarium Sciences and Conservation to teach on the MRes Applied Fish Biology programme rising to £4,500 per annum.
Price, D. J. 2012. Genetic strategies for captive breeding of viviparous fishes for conservation and other purposes: practicalities and limitations. In Viviparous Fishes II (eds. M. C. Uribe and Grier, H. J.). pp389-402. New Life Publications, Florida.
Reports & invited lectures
Keynote Lecturer at XIII Encuentro Nacional de Acuariofilia, Acapulco, Mexico, 2009: "Genetics of ornamental fishes". Organised by Comite Estatal Sistema Producto Pez Ornato Del Estado De Morelos (COESPPOEM), Mexico
Invited Lecturer at 10th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, Hull, 2008: "Scientific research in public aquariums"
Invited Lecturer at III International Symposium on Viviparous Fishes, Morelia, Mexico, 2006: "Genetic strategies for captive breeding of vivparous fishes for conservation and other purposes: practicalities and limitations"
Invited Lecturer at II International Symposium on Viviparous Fishes, Queretaro, Mexico, 2002: "Genetic considerations in the conservation of freshwater livebearing fish, with particular reference to the family Goodeidae"
Other academic activities
2005 External advisor for PGDip Genetics and Counselling Skills at University of the West of England