Mattheus Peter Bal

Stipendiat Fakultet for biovitenskap og akvakultur
+47 75 51 71 44
Bodø, Torggården 409

Om meg/bakgrunn

I obtained a MSc degree in Biology with a specialisation in ''Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation'' from Leiden University in the Netherlands. During my internships I did research on the population divergence and adaptive potential of shelled pteropods. In 2017 and the start of 2018 I worked as a project assistant for Naturalis Biodiversity Center, a Dutch museum of natural history and a biodiversity research center. At that institute I worked on the design and application of RNA probes for targeted sequencing in shelled pteropods.

Currently, I am working as a PhD fellow at Nord University as a member of Joost Raeymaekers' lab. In my research I focus on the evolutionary ecology and adaptive responses of coexisting three-spined and nine-spined stickleback. In addition, I am involved in the project group for ''Student Active Learning'' where we work on the application of new teaching approaches in the BSc in Biology study programme.


  • Course ​development and assistance in BSc and MSC courses
  • (Co-)supervision BSc and MSc student projects


  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Population Genomics