Prof Dean Jerry
Professor Dean Jerry is the Head of Aquaculture and Fisheries at James Cook University, the Director of the Australian Research Council Hub for Advanced Prawn Breeding and the Deputy Director JCU Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture.
His primary area of research focus and expertise is in the application of genetic technologies to the improvement of farmed aquatic organisms. He has worked with aquaculture species for 17 years and over this time has built a large internationally recognised research team in aquaculture genetics which has been instrumental in the development of genetic tools and knowledge to inform selective breeding programs for numerous tropical aquatic farmed species.
Prof Jerry currently advises and assists with selective breeding programs for pearl oysters, marine shrimp, barramundi and redclaw crayfish and is evaluating the use of genomic selection methodologies to aquaculture.