Dr Serinde Van Wijk
Project Manager - National Research Network
- Fisheries-induced evolution: a genetic approach using selection experiments on Poecilia reticulata PhD
- Marine and theoretical Biology MSc (University of Groningen)
I am a biologist by background and currently the project manager of the Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment. After completing a 5-year degree in marine, theoretical and evolutionary biology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (cum laude pass), I came to Bangor University to pursue a PhD in fisheries genetics. My main driver in science has always been the wider applicability of research, and after successfully completing my PhD ('no corrections' pass) I decided not to become a specialist in a specific area, but rather I enjoys being involved with a wide diversity of environmental and biological research. Past responsibilities developing the impact component of the University’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 submission have allowed me to gain a broad overview of research activities at Bangor University and created further enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and the impact of science. As project manager for the NRN-LCEE, I enjoy broadening my scope to energy and environment research across Wales, and working with researchers across a range of disciplines, to help develop (training) opportunities and facilitate wider applications for new research.
- Experimental harvesting of fish populations drives genetically based shifts in body size and maturationVan Wijk, SJ, van Wijk, SJ, Taylor, MI, Creer, S, Dreyer, C, Rodrigues, FM, Ramnarine, IW, van Oosterhout, C & Carvalho, GR 2013, 'Experimental harvesting of fish populations drives genetically based shifts in body size and maturation' Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 181–187. DOI: 10.1890/120229