Glenn Harper

Glenn Harper

Senior Technician (Electron Microscopy)

Faculty of Science and Engineering


Senior Technician (Electron MIcroscopy)


BSc (hons) Biological Sciences


PGCE in Secondary science

NVQ 3 in Training and development

Professional membership

Marine Biological Association

Research interests

Fish auditory responses


Fish nutrtion

Electron MIcroscopy

Creative practice & artistic projects

'EM Pod' at the National Marine Aquarium

Langan, L. M., Harper, G. M., Owen, S. F., Purcell, W. M.,Jackson, S. K., & Jha, A. N. (n.d.). Application of the rainbow troutderived intestinal cell line (RTgutGC) for ecotoxicological studies: molecularand cellular responses following exposure to copper. Ecotoxicology. doi:10.1007/s10646-017-1838-8

McKeown, D. A., Stevens, K., Peters, A. F., Bond, P., Harper, G.M., Brownlee, C., . . . Schroeder, D. C. (2017). Phaeoviruses discovered inkelp (Laminariales). The ISME Journal. doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.130

Kühlwein, H., Emery, M. J., Rawling, M. D., Harper, G. M.,Merrifield, D. L., & Davies, S. J. (2013). Effects of a dietaryβ-(1,3)(1,6)-D-glucan supplementation on intestinal microbial communities andintestinal ultrastructure of mirror carp ( Cyprinus carpio L.). Journal ofApplied Microbiology, 115(5), 1091-1106. doi:10.1111/jam.12313

Merrifield, D. L., Shaw, B. J., Harper, G. M., Saoud, I. P.,Davies, S. J., Handy, R. D., & Henry, T. B. (2013). Ingestion ofmetal-nanoparticle contaminated food disrupts endogenous microbiota inzebrafish (Danio rerio). Environmental Pollution, 174, 157-163.doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.11.017

Harper, G. M., Monfort, M., Saoud, I. P., Emery, M., Mustafa, S.,Rawling, M., . . . Merrifield, D. L. (2011). An ex vivo approach to studyingthe interactions of Pediococcus acidilactici
and Vibrio (Listonella) anguillarum in the anterior intestine of rainbow trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss. Aquaculture research and development. doi:10.4172/2155-9546.S1-004

MERRIFIELD, D. L., BRADLEY, G., HARPER, G. M., BAKER, R. T. M.,MUNN, C. B., & DAVIES, S. J. (2011). Assessment of the effects ofvegetative and lyophilized Pediococcus acidilactici on growth, feedutilization, intestinal colonization and health parameters of rainbow trout(Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum). Aquaculture Nutrition, 17(1),73-79. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2095.2009.00712.x

Merrifield, D. L., Harper, G. M., Mustafa, S., Carnevali, O.,Picchietti, S., & Davies, S. J. (2011). Effect of dietary alginic acid onjuvenile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) intestinal microbial balance,intestinal histology and growth performance. Cell and Tissue Research, 344(1),135-146. doi:10.1007/s00441-010-1125-y

Merrifield, D. L., Harper, G. M., Dimitroglou, A., Ringø, E.,& Davies, S. J. (2009). Possible influence of probiotic adhesion tointestinal mucosa on the activity and morphology of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss ) enterocytes. Aquaculture Research. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2009.02397.x

Ferguson, R. M. W., Merrifield, D. L., Harper, G. M., Rawling, M.D., Mustafa, S., Picchietti, S., . . . Davies, S. J. (2010). The effect of Pediococcusacidilactici on the gut microbiota and immune status of on-growing red tilapia(Oreochromis niloticus). Journal of Applied Microbiology, 109(3),851-862. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2672.2010.04713.x

Mackinder, L. C. M., Worthy, C. A., Biggi, G., Hall, M., Ryan, K.P., Varsani, A., . . . Schroeder, D. C. (2009). A unicellular algal virus,Emiliania huxleyi virus 86, exploits an animal-like infection strategy. Journalof General Virology, 90(9), 2306-2316. doi:10.1099/vir.0.011635-0

LOVELL, J. M., & HARPER, G. M. (2007). The morphology of theinner ear from the domestic pig (Sus scrofa). Journal of Microscopy, 228(3),345-357. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2818.2007.01852.x

Nielsen, S. E., Bone, Q., Bond, P., & Harper, G. (2007). Onparticle filtration by amphioxus (Branchiostoma lanceolatum). Journal of theMarine Biological Association of the UK, 87(04), 983. doi:10.1017/S0025315407053519

Taylor, A. R., Russell, M. A., Harper, G. M., Collins, T. F. T.,& Brownlee, C. (2007). Dynamics of formation and secretion ofheterococcoliths by      ssp.    . European Journal of Phycology, 42(2),125-136. doi:10.1080/09670260601159346

Lovell, J. M., Findlay, M. M., Harper, G. M., & Moate, R. M.(2007). The polarization of hair cells from the inner ear of the lesser spotteddogfish Scyliorhinus canicula. Journal of Fish Biology, 70(2),362-373.

Lovell, J. M., Findlay, M. M., Harper, G. M., & Moate, R. M.(2006). The inner ear ultrastructure from the paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)using transmission electron microscopy. Journal of Microscopy-Oxford, 222,36-41.

Lovell, J. M., Findlay, M. M., Harper, G., Moate, R. M., &Pilgrim, D. A. (2005). The polarisation of hair cells from the ear of theEuropean bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Comparative Biochemistry andPhysiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 141(1),116-121.