I work as a Scientist in the Department of Fish Health.
My focus areas are mainly linked to developing a better understanding of salmon skin and how various bacteria affect fish health and welfare. I am particularly interested in how the outer part of the skin is affected by various environmental factors in combination with bacteria.
Both molecular and microbiological methods are central to this work, as well as the use of various in vitro lab models, fish trial models and fieldwork. I collaborate with various academic communities on both basic and nutrition-oriented research to better understand the correct balance needed to improve the health of the whole fish.
I am a graduate engineer in molecular structural biology and have a PhD which focused on marine cold-water bacteria in Atlantic salmon from the University in Tromsø (UiT, 2011).