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:
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2018) Excision of the doubly methylated base N4,5-dimethylcytosine from DNA by Escherichia coli Nei and Fpg proteins. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. vol. 373 (1748).
- (2017) DNA glycosylase activities for N4,5-dimethylcytosine. 2017.
- (2018) Taskforce salmon lice – spread and infection mechanisms of sea lice within and between farmed and wild populations of salmonids. Sea Lice 2018 ; Punta Arenas. 2018-11-04 - 2018-11-08.
- (2018) Developing a method for genome editing in Lepeophtheirus salmonis using CRISPR-Cas9 system. Sealice 2018 ; Punta Arenas. 2018-11-04 - 2018-11-08.