Dr. Ólafur Kristjánsson

Congratulations to our Genetics Manager, Ólafur Kristjánsson, who had his doctoral defense, last thursday 6th of May, at NMBU – Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Nofima scientists Bjarne Gjerde and Marie Lillehammer are proud supervisors of Ólafur, who have looked at the genetic correlation between quality and growth in farmed Atlantic salmon.

Norwegian title of thesis:
“Kvantitative genetiske parametere for kvalitetsegenskaper og tilvekst hos Atlantisk laks “

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture:
“Comparison of implementation of genomic predictions in Atlantic salmon and dairy cattle breeding. Species differences in limiting factors, possibilities and challenges”

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