Background and activities

Lepeophtheirus salmonis (sea lice/lakselus) infestation in farmed salmon inflicts a huge economic loss in the Norwegian aquaculture industry. My Ph.D. research intends to assess the clues to control the sea lice infestation by understanding the underlying genetic mechanisms.

  • Establishment of a CRISPR-Cas9 system for genome editing in L. salmonis and its application for the functional studies of genes involved in fertility and host selection.
  • Identification of genomic markers to track and categorize sea lice.

My PhD is a part of Taskforce Salmon lice, cooperation between NTNU and the aquaculture industries in Mid Norway with collaboration among multiple research institutions. For more information you can visit the link below: 

https://www.ntnu.edu/oceans/taskforce

https://www.facebook.com/groups/550640252103498/

http://boneslab.bio.ntnu.no/boneslab/

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Report/dissertation

  • Guragain, Prashanna; Bjelland, Svein. (2017) DNA glycosylase activities for N4,5-dimethylcytosine. 2017.

Others

  • Guragain, Prashanna; Bones, Atle M.; Winge, Per. (2018) Developing a method for genome editing in Lepeophtheirus salmonis using CRISPR-Cas9 system. Sealice 2018 ; Punta Arenas. 2018-11-04 - 2018-11-08.