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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)

 

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