Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

The HAVBRUK programme presents top young investigators

The funding is provided by the Research Council of Norway’s Aquaculture – An Industry in Growth (HAVBRUK) programme.The programme’s most recent newsletter introduces readers to the researchers and their projects.

The five top young investigators are: Finn-Arne Weltzien (Norwegian School of Veterinary Science), Mari Moren (National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES)), Jorge Fernandes (University of Nordland), Marit Seppola (Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima)) and Ernst Hevrøy (NIFES). They were selected on the basis of their scientific qualifications and potential to achieve high international standing. Importance was also attached to the benefit to society and relevance of the proposed research, in addition to the scientific merit of the project.

The Research Council is allocating a total of NOK 40 million to help these young researchers to achieve international excellence. From left: Jorge Fernandes is studying muscle development in cod, Marit Seppola is unravelling the mystery of the cod’s immune system, Ernst Hevrøy is conducting research on salmon and climate, Mari Moren is looking at bone development in cod, and Finn-Arne Weltzien is examining puberty and reproduction in cod. Photo: Torkil Marsdal Hanssen The Research Council is allocating a total of NOK 40 million to help these young researchers to achieve international excellence. From left: Jorge Fernandes is studying muscle development in cod, Marit Seppola is unravelling the mystery of the cod’s immune system, Ernst Hevrøy is conducting research on salmon and climate, Mari Moren is looking at bone development in cod, and Finn-Arne Weltzien is examining puberty and reproduction in cod. (Photo: Torkil Marsdal Hanssen)

TOPPFORSK funding

Under the “Project for top young investigators in aquaculture research” (TOPPFORSK), the HAVBRUK programme board allocates project funding of up to NOK 8 million over a four-year period. The aim is to provide talented young researchers with a sound basis for achieving international excellence and acquiring good research management skills.

Projects receiving TOPPFORSK funding

Read more about the top young investigators and their projects on the HAVBRUK programme’s webpages.

Differential neuroendocrine regulation of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone in Atlantic cod and GFP-transgenic medaka
Project manager: Finn-Arne Weltzien (2008-2011)

Investigate mechanisms of bone development in craniofacial structures of cod through pathways regulated by prostaglandins and retinoic acid
Project manager: Mari Moen (2008-2011) Article to be published.

Impact of photoperiod and sexual maturation on growth performance of Atlantic cod - a genomic perspective
Project manager: Jorge Fernandes (2009-2012)

Salmon & climate (Local effects of global warming: Effects of period of higher temperature than the normal range for Atlantic salmon)
Project manager: Ernst Hevrøy (2010-2013) Article to be published.

Intracellular lifestyle of Francisella piscicida in Atlantic cod
Project manager: Marit Seppola (2010-2013) Article to be published.

Photo: Shutterstock (Photo: Shutterstock)

 

Related news

Latest news

New Business Development Manager in Sweden

Mikael explained that when he first got in contact with Oglaend System,

New and innovative starter brackets for hollow concrete sections

Each bracket has a load capacity of up to 1000 kg,

TechnipFMC celebrates 45 years of enhancing the performance of the engineering industry in Spain

TechnipFMC recently commemorated the event with a celebration in Barcelona,

AKVA group to deliver new feed barge to Arctic Sea Farm

Local presence on Iceland and a good training program were critical factors why Arctic Sea Farm hf chose AKVA group as supplier.

World's fastest ROV? - Project ROST

Traditionally, all cleaning has been carried out from a workboat,

New regional manager takes the helm in key oil and gas markets for DNV GL

Elaborating on the differences in the energy markets which now lie under his new responsibilities in DNV GL,

DNV GL launches certification framework and recommended practice for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

The recommended practice DNVGL-RP-F104 Design and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines, 

DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants

The test programme will investigate such aspects as hydrodynamic oil film formation,

ROV contracts in Brazil

The new contracts and contract extensions give 1 630 days of ROV services...