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
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 rainbow trout.
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 in Atlantic salmon. More info at my website: http://srsandve.org
Guro Katrine Sandvik
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 and mammals) to non-models such as salmon. My research interests is varied, ranging from early brain development to puberty and behaviour.
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 methods. Please come to my lab website for more information: https://sites.google.com/view/saitou-lab/home
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 application of new technologies for fish genomic research, and addressing certain specific biological questions.
I’m responsible for administrative and management tasks within CIGENE group and their research projects. In addition, I’m administrative coordinator for the EU project AQUA-FAANG. I have a scientific background and have several year’s experience as researcher and project manager.
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 the host animal and its microbiome.