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Benchmark Genetics appoints applied genetics consultant

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Benchmark Genetics appointed Adrian Antonsen as applied genetics consultant, a newly established position in the company. In his role, Antonsen will join the company’s core genetics team to strengthen its external consultancy services. 

Antonsen recently graduated with an MSc in Biotechnology and System biology from NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His thesis focused on analytics and handling of large and complex data from biological research. Adrian’s knowledge of bioinformatics, molecular biology, statistics, and programming will add significant value to the services offered to support external clients' breeding programs. 

Adrian will report to Jørn Thodesen, business manager – Applied Genetics Services. “I am delighted to have Adrian join our consultancy team. Applied genetics is all about combining available technologies and practical broodstock management. Adrian will bring an alternative mindset and contribute to finding creative solutions for our external clients,” said Thodesen.

“I am looking forward to being a part of this unique team of experts who are continuously working with a forward-looking focus on improving sustainability in aquaculture. My motivation is to add a new perspective to the services offered through my competence and skills earned through my master’s degree,” Antonsen concluded.


Photo caption: Adrian Antonsen, Applied Genetics Consultant, Benchmark Genetics. Photo credits: Birgitte Sørheim.

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