Mr Glenn Harper

Mr Glenn Harper

Senior Technician (Electron Microscopy)

Faculty of Science & Engineering

  • EMC, Electron Miscroscopy Unit, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • +44 1752 584537


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

Creative practice & artistic projects

'EM Pod' at the National Marine Aquarium

Lovell, J.M, Findlay, M.M, Harper, G, Moate, R.M & Pilgrim, D.A (2005 C). The polarisation of hair cells from the ear of the European bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A Mol. Integr. Physiol. Vol 141/1 pp 116-121   

Lovell, J.M.,  Findlay, M.M., Harper, G.M., Moate, R.M.  (2006)

The inner ear ultrastructure from the paddlefish (Polydon spathula) using transmission electron microscopy.

 Journal of microscopy. Vol222. Pt. 1. Pp.36-41

Lovell, J.M, Findlay, M.M, Harper, G.M, & Moate, R.M.  (2007)

The polarisation of  hair cells from the inner ear of the  lesser spotted dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula). 

 Journal of Fish Biology 70. Pp.362-373.

Lovell, J.M., and Harper, G.M. (2007)

 The morphology of the inner ear from the domestic pig (Sus scrofa).

 Journal of microscopy vol 228 pt. 3 pp. 345-357

Taylor, A.R, Russell, M.A, Harper. G.M, Collins, T. and Brownlee C. (2007)

  Dynamics of formation and secretion of heterococcoliths by

Coccolithus pelagicus ssp. Braarudii.

European journal of phycology. Vol 42 (2) pp. 125-136. 

Luke C. M. Mackinder, Charlotte A. Worthy, Gaia Biggi, Matthew Hall, Keith P. Ryan1, Arvind Varsani, Glenn M. Harper, William H. Wilson1, Colin Brownlee and Declan C. Schroeder (2009)

 A unicellular algal virus, Emiliania huxleyi virus 86, exploits an animal-like infection strategy.Journal of general virology. Sep 2009; 90: 2306 - 2316

Ferguson R. M. W., Merrifield, D. L., Harper, G. M., Rawling, M. D., Mustafa, S., Picchietti, S., Balcázar, J. L. &. Davies S. J. (2010) The effect of Pediococcus acidilactici on the gut microbiota and immune status of on-growing red tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Journal of Applied Microbiology, 109, 851-862.

 Merrifield, D. L., Harper, G. M., Dimitroglou, A., Ringø, E. & Davies, S. J. (2010) Possible influence of probiotic adhesion to intestinal mucosa on the activity and morphology of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) enterocytes. Aquaculture Research 41, 1268-1272. 

Merrifield, D. L., Bradley, G., Harper, G., Baker, R. T. M., Munn, C. B. & Davies, S. J. (2011) Assessment of the effects of vegetative and lyophilised Pediococcus acidilactici on growth, feed utilisation, intestinal colonisation and health parameters of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum). Aquaculture Nutrition 17, 73-79.

Merrifield, D. L., Harper, G., Mustafa, S., Carnevali, O., Picchietti, S., Davies, S. J. Effect of dietary alginic acid on juvenile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) intestinal microbial balance, intestinal histology and growth performance.Cell and tissue research 344, 135-146

Harper G. M., Dimitroglou A., Ringø E. & Merrifield D. L. Electron microscopy: an important tool to assess the effects of dietary components on the gastrointestinal tract of fish. Asian Aquaculture, The Practical. Vol. 2, Issue 1, Jan-March 2011, pp 22-24.

Harper, G.M., Monfort, M., Saoud, I.P., Emery, M., Mustafa, S., Rawling, M., Eynon, B., Davies, S.J., & Merrifield, D.L.* (2011) An ex vivo approach to studying the interactions of probiotic Pediococcus acidilactici and Vibrio (Listonella) anguillarum in the anterior intestine of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Journal of Aquaculture Research and Development, S1:004. doi 10.4172/2155-9546.S1-004 

Kühlwein H. Emery M., Rawling M., Harper G., Merrifield D., Davies S., & Kühlwein H. (2013) Effects of a dietary β-(1,3)(1,6)-D-glucan supplementation on intestinal microbial communities and intestinal ultrastructure of mirror carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Journal of Applied Microbiology, in press