Sigbjørn Lien

Centre leader, professor

I am professor in genetics at Faculty of Biosciences, NMBU. My main research interests are genomics, genome evolution and genetic variation related to the genetic architecture of complex traits Read more about Sigbjørn’s work

Dag Inge Våge


In general, my research interest is to reveal and understand the link between genotype and phenotype in molecular terms. Currently, I am involved in projects dealing with genetic and functional studies of flesh pigmentation in salmon and stress-related behaviour in...

Simen Sandve


I am interested in how genomes evolve and how genomic variation is linked to phenotypic variation, adaptation, and evolution of novel traits. Im currently studying evolutionary consequences of whole genome duplication, the genomics of life stage transitions, and host-microbiome interactions...

Guro Katrine Sandvik

Associate professor

I am a physiologist/molecular biologist with a special interest in genome engineering. Currently I am working on establishing a CRISPR/Cas platform for genetic manipulation in fish species. The goal is to transfer new CRISPR techniques from model species (both fish...

Marie Saitou

Postdoc tenure-track

I am in a tenure-track position in bioinformatics and statistical genomics. Specifically, I have been working on the evolution of genomic structural variants. I am also interested in revealing the biological basis of uniquely evolved various species by combining multiple omics...

Matthew Kent

Associate professor

Although my formal education was as a cell biologist, I have, in recent years, taken on research more becoming of a molecular geneticist. In my work, I am involved in development of novel genotyping tools for (primarily) fish species, the...

Associated members

Phillip Pope


My research applies interdisciplinary approaches to study the gut microbiomes of important production animals (cows, pigs and salmon) and wild herbivores (moose, reindeer). I am particularly interested in using multi-omic tools to deconvolute the intimate genetic and physiological relationship between...


Nicola Barson

To Thu-Hien

Victor Boyartchuk

Thomas Harvey

Lars Grønvold

Gareth Gillard

Michel Moser

Tomasz Podgorniak

Arturo Vera Ponce de Leon

Christiaan Henkel

Post Doctors

Marie-Odile Baudement

Helle Tessand Baalsrud

Jun Soung Kwak

Kristina Stenløkk


Kristil Sundsaasen

Mariann Árnyasi

Tan Thi Nguyen

Juan Fu

Jan Konrad Wallin

Christina de Castro Garcia

Ragnhild Wilberg

Anima Bista Thapa

Silje Karoliussen

Terese Andersstuen

PhD candidates

Darshan Young

Marius André Strand

Øyvind Gulbrandsen

Prabin Sharma Humagain

Mari Austad Brandt

Domniki Manousi

Valeria Aguilar Quiñones

Dat Nguyen

Celian Diblasi

Gabriela Angelica Sanchez Matias


Joseph Robertson

Part-time faculty

Øivind Andersen

Professor II