Background and activities

I am associate professor in department of biological sciences Ålesund working with marine biology and human disease.


  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical laboratory technology
  • Immunology


  • Influence of intranasal drugs on human epithelial cells
  • Improved animal welfare by cow and calf co-grazing in organic dairy production
  • Physiological mechanism and application of cortisol metabolism in Atlantic salmon
  • Strategies to limit the spread of PD between marine sites with salmonids
  • An evaluation of immune response against salmonid alphavirus (SAV) of salmon in fish farms   
  • Advanced biological method for chronic stress evaluation on salmon in fish farms
  • Ballast Water Treatment - Simulation and Verification
  • Sikkerhet i marine økosystemer
  • Biomarkers of pollution in marine ecosystems



Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Cao, Yanran; Stene, Anne. (2018) Immunology and stress responses during dual infection with salmonid alphavirus and Paramoeba perurans in farmed Atlantic salmon. Blue Growth: Aquaculture, Fisheries, Market and Health Perspectives..
  • Cao, Yanran; Stene, Anne; Gansel, Lars Christian; Tuene, Stig Atle; Aas, Grete Hansen; Røsvik, Anne Synnøve. (2017) Natural Infection Induced Immune Response against Salmonid Alphavirus in Farmed Salmon. IEEE OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen.
  • Cao, Yanran; Stene, Anne; Yndestad, Harald; Kommisrud, Elisabeth. (2016) Impact of Brominated Flame Retardants on Embryo Development of Atlantic Cod (Gadus Morhua) during Early Life Stages. OCEANS 2016 Shanghai - MTS/IEEE.
  • Cao, Yanran; Æsøy, Vilmar; Stene, Anne. (2014) Ballast water analysis and heat treatment using waste heat recovery systems on board ships. Proceedings 28th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2014, May 27th - May 30th, 2014, Brescia, Italy.