New senior scientist in Aqua Gen

rgendegrd200x300Jørgen Ødegård (38) is from 1 August 2012employed as a senior scientist in Aqua Gen .He will strengthen the work to implement genomic selection in the brood stock populations.

Jørgen holds a Cand Agric. (1998) from the University of Life Sciences ( UMB) and his doctorate (Dr. Scient .) i n livestock at the same university in 2003.

Since then he has worked as a researcher/associate professor at the Department of Animal Science , UMB and from 2006 as scientist /s enior scientist at Akvaforsk /Nofima.

Jørgens core competence is statistical analysis of data related to calculation of breeding values . He has worked extensively with the evaluation and development of statisticalmodels in traditional and genomic based selection, with special focus on traits such as resistance to diseases and parasites.

He has worked with a variety of species in traditional livestock , aquaculture and wild fish , and is the author / coauthor of more than 60 scientific articles. Jørgenwill be working at Ås.