Genomics Division

Genomics Division applies molecular analyses to ecological questions and the study of structure, function and evolution of genes and genomes relevant to aquaculture.

About 

The Genomics Research Division explores genomes and transcriptomes using high throughput DNA sequencing at our advanced DeepSeq facility

Research areas include epigenetics, transcriptomics and proteomics of immunity and growth in aquaculture species. Experimental research is used to study the reproductive and developmental biology of aquatic species. Zebrafish is the major organism model for functional studies. 

Another primary objective is to explore the distribution of genetic variation in natural populations and how it is affected by environmental change. Molecular markers are used to study behaviour, biodiversity, and adaptive variation.

Sequencing

DeepSeq is the high throughput sequencing facility at Nord University.

Selected Research Projects

EPIfish

 EPIFISH is a scientifically innovative and timely project that will address fish domestication and selection from a new perspective using a multidisciplinary approach. The rapid pace of substantial phenotypic changes during adaptation to new environmental conditions in fish undergoing domestication raises the original hypothesis that epigenetic mechanisms are involved in this process. Thus, the overarching aim of EPIFISH is to ascertain the importance of epigenetics in fish domestication using the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) as model species.

The project has an overall budget of NOK 25 million over five years, of which the European Research Council (ERC) will fund NOK 20 million. 


PROJECT MANAGER

InnControl - Innate Control of Early Embryonic Development

This cutting-edge project investigates regulatory mechanisms governing the transfer, modifications, and execution of parental developmental instruction at the onset of embryonic development. Zebrafish and medaka are vertebrate animal models. 



PROJECT MANAGER


Blog

The landscape genomics group has its own blog:




 Head of Genomics Division

Team

Academic staff

​Name
​Position / area
​Jarle T. Nordeide
​Professor - Behavioural ecology
​Monica F. Brinchmann
​Assoc. Professor - Molecular cell biology, proteomics 
​Truls Moum
​Professor - Molecular ecology
​Jorge M.O. Fernandes
​Professor - Immunology, epigenetics
​Joost Raeymaekers
Professor​
​Igor S. Babiak
​Professor - Development and reproduction
​Steinar D. Johansen
​Professor - Genomics, RNA biology

Technical staff

​Name
​Position
Martina Kopp
Senior engineer
Irina Smolina
Senior engineer
​Joanna Babiak
​Senior engineer
Nora E. Slåttebrekk
​Head engineer

Researchers / postdoctors

​Name
​Position
​Tor-Erik Jørgensen
Postdoctor​
Jorge Galingo-Villegas
​Researcher
Prabhugouda Siriyappagouder
​Researcher
​Lars-Martin Jakt
​Researcher
Artem Nedoluzhko
​Postdoctor
Konstantinos Sagonas
​Postdoctor
Terhi Hannele Kärpänen
​Postdoctor
​Robin Mjelle
​Adjunct Professor
​Anja Westram
​Adjunct Professor

Ph.d-students

​Name
​​Melissa Michelle Brandner
​​Amalia Mailli
​Asan Mohideen
​​​Ioannis Konstantinidis
​​Kyle Rogers
​​Purushothaman Kathiresan
​Betty Furulund
​Felix Müller
​​Mattheus Peter Bal
​Leona Milec
​Golam Rbbani
​​​Sowmya Ramachandran
​​Maria Renström
​​Paula Berrutti
​Ana Fernandes
​Arif Khan
​​Aruna M Shankregowda
​Dhurba Adhikari
​Alex Wardale