Dr Joanna Miest Faculty of Engineering & Science

Dr Joanna Miest is a fish physiologist and immunologist. She obtained her degree in biology, specialising in animal physiology, cell biology and ecology from University of Freiburg, Germany in 2008. Previously she had conducted her Master thesis at the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar Research in Bremerhaven, Germany working on temperature physiology of cod in the ecophysiology group of Professor Hans-Otto Pörtner.

After working as a project management assistant at EUrelation in Zurich, Switzerland for a few months she went on to conduct a PhD thesis in "Apoptosis and its association with immunomodulation and disease in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.)" at Keele University, UK, with Professor Dave Hoole. The thesis was conducted within an international Marie Curie Initial Training Network (NEMO).

In 2012 Dr Miest moved to Kiel, Germany to work at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research as a post-doc and co-project manager focusing on fish health and larval nutrition.

Dr Miest joined the University of Greenwich in March 2016 as a Lecturer in Biology where she works in close collaboration with international academic and non-academic partners to understand the impacts that climate change and disease have on aquatic ecosystems, and how this information can be used to provide a sustainable food source for the world's growing population.