associate professor

Our research focus on how genomes evolve and how genomic variation is linked to phenotypic variation, adaptation, and evolution of novel traits. At the time we work mostly on fish (salmonids and suckers) but we are also involved in fungi, plant, insect, and microbiome projects. 

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Lab updates


November 2019

  • I gave a keynote at the ICISB conference in Edinburgh on WGD and gene regulatory evolution. Interested to check out slides? Click here.

September 2019

  • Congratulation Thomas Harvey, Jon Olav Vik, and Jacob Torgersen. Our "liver-on-a-lab-bench" protocol paper is finally out in PeerJ (https://peerj.com/articles/7732/)

August 2019

  • Yes! Our FHF grant on the genetic basis for variation in the developmental transition from fresh- to seawater (smolting) in salmon was funded.

  • A great new yearclass of biology students have just kickstarted their Bachelor studies! So much fun to teach young, ambitious and curious biologists-to-be.

June 2019

  • Gave a keynote lecture at International Conference on Polyploidy: Gene regulatory evolution following WGD in salmonids (talk slides)

  • Wow! Two more PhDs candidates I have been lucky to co-supervise have sucsessfully defended. Congrats Srinidhi and Gareth! 

  • Tom Harvey from the lab defended his PhD thesis. Great defence! Congratulations Dr. Harvey!

April 2019

  • Super excited that the 'supacow' proposal, led by Phil Pope, got funded! Looking forward to 5 years of digging into the bovine gut - to better understand feed-microbiome-host axis