Amalia Aikaterini Mailli

Overingeniør Fakultet for biovitenskap og akvakultur
Bodø, Hovedbygning 2083

Om meg/bakgrunn

​I am a PhD candidate and technitian from Greece employed by Nord Univesity since 2015. 

I have an educational background in Marine Biology (Bsc), taxonomy and biodiversity (Msc).

I started my PhD project with the aim to investigate benthic communities around Norwegian fish farms using mRNA to identify the species present and their function within that commuity. This is quite an unusual approach as mRNA has rarely been used for taxonomic identification, most commonly determined through rRNA and/or DNA. Therefore, my project has become a very methods-heavy research where the data are investigated through numerous, homebrewed bioinformatic pipelines ​and data crunching. The outcome of this PhD will reveal the efficiency and extent of using mRNA as a taxonomic indicator as well as very significant blindspots on similar studies related to the methods and databases used.  

As a technician, I am mostly assisting in labwork related to molecular research. I also collaborate and assist other researchers in bioinformatic projects.

For general background, my ResearchGate profile:

For custom bioinformatic scripts, visit my Github profile:​​/amalia03



  • Exploring the potential of mRNA expression for taxonomic deliniation of marine benthic eukaryotes​, 2021, Marine Genomics (in submission); ​Mailli​ Amalia M., Jakt Lars M., Reiss Henning, Kopp Martina E., Moum, Truls B. 

  • ​Controlled iris radiance in a diurnal fish looking at prey, 2018, R. ​Soc. Michiels Nico K., Seeburger Victoria C., Kalb Nadine, Meadows Melissa G., Anthes Nils, Mailli Amalia A. and Jack Colin B. 


Økologi Faggruppe genomikk Biologi