I am a research scientist in quantitative genetics, and have worked at Nofima since 2009.
My main focus is on the optimization of breeding programmes and methods for calculating breeding data both for established species and new species without established breeding programmes. I work with many different species, both low-trophic species, such as sugar kelp, mussels and microalgae, and salmon and other fish.
I test different models for calculating breeding data and definitions of characteristics, and calculate what kind of breeding progress can be expected with the different methods.
I have a PhD in breeding and genetics from the Institute of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and have also worked as a researcher at Statistics Norway.