Anna Sonesson was appointed as research director for the breeding and genetics division at Nofima. “I am very pleased that Anna has agreed to lead our breeding and genetics research going forward,” said Bente Torstensen, division director in Nofima. “I look forward to leading a very competent division in a field that is important for driving aquaculture forward, and to continue working with the people in my network in Norway and internationally,” said Sonesson.
The breeding and genetics division conducts research and provides services for the development and operation of aquaculture breeding programs where the use of genomic information plays a central role. The division applies its expertise in quantitative genetics and genomics to practical breeding programs, nationally and internationally. In addition, they work to understand the consequences of interaction between farmed and wild populations.