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Biography Anna Kristina Sonesson

I work with the design of breeding schemes, including marker-assisted and genomic selection schemes, and with QTL mapping. I also work with the management of genetic variation, i.e. managing inbreeding, both at the level of relationship and at the genomic level. Computer simulation is the basic method used along with analysis of real data. Education: MSc Animal Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (1996), PhD Animal Breeding and Genetics, Wageningen University (2002).

Anna Kristina Sonesson has 83 publications at Nofima:

GWAS identifies genetic variants associated with omega-3 fatty acid composition of Atlantic salmon fillets

Horn, Siri Storteig; Ruyter, Bente; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Moghadam, Hooman; Hillestad, Borghild; Sonesson, Anna Kristina

2020

Genomic selection strategies to improve maternal traits in Norwegian White Sheep

Lillehammer, Marie; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Klemetsdal, Gunnar; Blichfeldt, Thor; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2020

Accuracy of selection for omega-3 fatty acid content in Atlantic salmon fillets

Horn, Siri Storteig; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Moghadam, Hooman; Hillestad, Borghild; Sonesson, Anna Kristina

2020

Quantitative trait loci and genes associated with salmonid alphavirus load in Atlantic salmon: implications for pancreas disease resistance and tolerance

Aslam, Muhammad Luqman; Robledo, Diego; Krasnov, Aleksei; Moghadam, Hooman; Hillestad, Borghild; Houston, Ross D.; Baranski, Matthew; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew

2020

Genome-wide association mapping and accuracy of predictions for amoebic gill disease in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Aslam, Muhammad Luqman; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Lillehammer, Marie; Norris, Ashie; Gjerde, Bjarne

2020

Validating non-invasive growth measurements on individual Atlantic salmon in sea cages using diode frames

Difford, Gareth Frank; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Khaw, Hooi Ling; Gjerde, Bjarne

2020

Selection for improved feed efficiency in Atlantic salmon

Gjerde, Bjarne; Hatlen, Bjarne; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Åsgård, Torbjørn Einar; Kristjánsson, Ólafur Hjörtur; Seim, Rudi Ripman

2020

Response of the Salmon Heart Transcriptome to Pancreas Disease: Differences Between High- and Low-Ranking Families for Resistance

Robinson, Nicholas Andrew; Krasnov, Aleksei; Burgerhout, Erik; Johnsen, Hanne; Moghadam, Hooman; Hillestad, Borghild; Aslam, Muhammad Luqman; Baranski, Matthew; Boison, Solomon Antwi

2020

Strong selection pressures maintain divergence on genomic islands in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) populations

Rodriguez-Ramilo, Silvia T; Baranski, Matthew; Moghadam, Hooman; Grove, Harald; Lien, Sigbjørn; Goddard, Mike E.; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Sonesson, Anna Kristina

2019

Dietary Fish Oil Alters DNA Methylation of Genes Involved in Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Muscle and Liver of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)

Irvine, Nicola A.; Ruyter, Bente; Østbye, Tone-Kari K; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Lillycrop, Karen A.; Berge, Gerd Marit; Burdge, Graham C.

2019

Estimates of genetic correlations between susceptibility of Atlantic salmon to amoebic gill disease in a bath challenge test and a field test

Gjerde, Bjarne; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Aslam, Muhammad Luqman; Løvoll, Marie; Bakke, Håvard; Rey, Simon; Lillehammer, Marie

2019

QTLs Associated with Resistance to Cardiomyopathy Syndrome in Atlantic Salmon

Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Ding, Jingwen; Leder, Erica; Gjerde, Bjarne; Bergtun, Per Helge; Norris, Ashie; Baranski, Matthew; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew

2019

Genetic parameters of resistance to amoebic gill disease in two Norwegian Atlantic salmon populations

Lillehammer, Marie; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Norris, Ashie; Løvoll, Marie Therese; Bakke, Håvard; Gjerde, Bjarne

2019

Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of amoebisc gill disease resistansce in Atlantic salmon(salmo salar L.)

Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Gjerde, Bjarne; Hillestad, Borghild; Makvandi-Nejad, Shokouh; Moghadam, Hooman

2019

Individual differences in EPA and DHA content of Atlantic salmon are Associated with gene expression of key metabolic processes

Horn, Siri Storteig; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Krasnov, Aleksei; Moghadam, Hooman; Hillestad, Borghild; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Ruyter, Bente

2019

Genetics of resistance to photobacteriosis in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) using 2b-RAD sequencing

Aslam, Muhammad Luqman; Carraro, Roberta; Bestin, Anastasia; Cariou, Sophie; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Bruant, Jean-Sébastien; Haffray, Pierrick; Bargelloni, Luca; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2018

Detection of runs of homozygosity in Norwegian Red: Density, criteria and genotyping quality control

Hillestad, Borghild; Woolliams, John Arthur; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Grove, Harald; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Våge, Dag Inge; Klemetsdal, Gunnar

2018

Genomic analysis of Sparus aurata reveals the evolutionary dynamics of sex-biased genes in a sequential hermaphrodite fish.

Pauletto, Marianna; Manousaki, Tereza; Ferraresso, Serena; Babbucci, Massimiliano; Tsakogiannis, Alexandros; Louro, Bruno; Vitulo, Nicola; Quoc, Viet Ha; Carraro, Roberta; Bertotto, Daniela; Franch, Rafaella; Maroso, Francesco; Aslam, Muhammad Luqman; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Simionati, Barbara; Malacrida, Giorgio; Cestaro, Alessandro; Caberlotto, Stefano; Sarropoulou, Elena; Mylonas, Costantinos C.; Power, Deborah M.; Patarnello, Tomaso; Canario, Adelino V.M.; Tsigenopoulos, Costas S.; Bargelloni, Luca

2018

Prediction accuracy of direct and indirect approaches, and their relationships with prediction ability of calibration models

Belay, Tesfaye Kebede; Dagnachew, Binyam Sime; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Ådnøy, Tormod

2018

Genetic effects of fatty acid composition in muscle of Atlantic salmon

Horn, Siri Storteig; Ruyter, Bente; Meuwissen, Theo; Hillestad, Borghild; Sonesson, Anna Kristina

2018

Breeding for more omega-3 in salmon

Horn, Siri Storteig; Sonesson, Anna Kristina

2017

Identifying highly informative genetic markers for quantification of ancestry proportions in crossbred sheep populations: Implications for choosing optimum levels of admixture

Getachew, Tesfaye; Huson, Heather J; Wurzinger, Maria; Burgstaller, Jorg; Gizaw, Solomon; Haile, Aynalem; Rischkowsky, Barbara; Brem, Gottfried; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Mészáros, Gábor; Mwai, Ally Okeyo; Sölkner, Johann

2017

Is genetic resistance to AGD from a bath challenge-test a good predictor of genetic resistance from a field-test?

Gjerde, Bjarne; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Aslam, Muhammad Luqman; Moghadam, Hooman; Lillehammer, Marie; Løvoll, Marie; Rey, Simon

2017

Revealing misassembled segments in the bovine reference genome by high resolution linkage disequilibrium scan

Utsunomiya, Adam T.H.; Santos, Daniel J.A.; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Utsunomiya, Yuri T.; Milanesi, Marco; Bickhart, Derek M.; Ajmone-Marsan, Paolo; Sölkner, Johann; Garcia, José F.; da Fonseca, Ricardo; da Silva, Marcos V.G.B.

2016

Two adjacent inversions maintain genomic differentiation between migratory and stationary ecotypes of Atlantic cod

Kirubakaran, Tina Graceline; Grove, Harald; Kent, Matthew Peter; Sandve, Simen Rød; Baranski, Matthew; Nome, Torfinn; De Rosa, Maria Cristina; Righino, Benedetta; Johansen, Torild; Otterå, Håkon Magne; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Lien, Sigbjørn; Andersen, Øivind

2016

Use of field data in pig genomic selection schemes: A simulation study

Lillehammer, Marie; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Meuwissen, Theo

2016

Genomic analysis for managing small and endangered populations: a case study in Tyrol Grey cattle

Mészáros, Gábor; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Pérez O’Brien, Ana Maria

2015

Low levels of taurine introgression in the current Brazilian Nelore and Gir indicine cattle populations

O'Brien, A. M. P.; Holler, D.; Boison, Solomon Antwi; Milanesi, M.; Bomba, L; Utsunomiya, YT; Carvalheiro, R.; Neves, H. H. R.; da Silva, M. V. G. B.; van Tassel, C.P.; Sonstegard, T.S.; Meszaros, G.; Ajmone-Marsan, P.; Garcia, F; Sölkner, Johann

2015

Strategies for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping to enhance genotype imputation in Gyr (Bos indicus) dairy cattle: Comparison of commercially available SNP chips

Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Santos, D.J.A.; Utsunomiya, A. H. T.; Carvalheiro, R.; Neves, H. H. R.; O'Brien, A. M. P.; Garcia, J. F.; Soelkner, J.; da Silva, M. V. G. B.

2015

Screening for selection signatures in Norwegian Red cattle

Hillestad, Borghild; Woolliams, John Arthur; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Våge, Dag Inge; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Klemetsdal, Gunnar

2015

Rapport/Report 7/2015 English summary

Ruyter, Bente; Østbye, Tone-Kari K; Kjær, Marte Avranden; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Mørkøre, Turid; Berge, Gerd Marit

2015

Rapport/Report 8/2015 english summary

Berge, Gerd Marit; Østbye, Tone-Kari K; Kjær, Marte Avranden; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Mørkøre, Turid; Ruyter, Bente

2015

Rapport/Report 9/2015 English summary

Østbye, Tone-Kari K; Berge, Gerd Marit; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Krasnov, Aleksei; Ruyter, Bente

2015

The role of water in protection against thermal deterioration of liquid margarine

Kirkhus, Bente; Lamglait, Amandine; Storrø, Ivar; Vogt, Kjell gjermund; Olsen, Elisabeth; Lundby, Frank; Standal, Håkon

2015

Low salt products Final report

Aursand, Ida Grong; Greiff, Kirsti; Erikson, Ulf Gøran; Gallart-Jornet, Lorena; Perisic, Nebojsa; Kohler, Achim; Afseth, Nils Kristian; Ofstad, Ragni; Storrø, Ivar; Josefsen, Kjell Domaas

2014

Imputation of non-genotyped individuals using genotyped progeny in Nellore, a Bos indicus cattle breed

Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Neves, H. H. R.; O'Brien, A. M. P.; Utsunomiya, YT; Carvalheiro, R.; da Silva, M. V. G. B.; Sölkner, Johann; Garcia, J. F.

2014

The development of genomics applied to dairy breeding

Silva, M.V.B.; dos Santos, D.J.A.; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Utsunomiya, A. H. T.; Carmo, A.S.; Sonstegard, T.S.; Cole, J. B.; van Tassel, C.P.

2014

Accuracy of genotype imputation in Nelore cattle

Carvalheiro, R.; Boison, Solomon Antwi ; Neves, H. H. R.; Sargolzaei, M.; Schenkel, F.; Utsunomiya, YT; O'Brien, A. M. P.; Sölkner, Johann; McEwan, J; van Tassel, C.P.; Sonstegard, T.S.; Garcia, J. F.

2014

The dissemination of genetic improvement in salmon production

Skagemo, Vibeke; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Meuwissen, Theo; Lillehammer, Marie; Rye, Morten

2014

Genomic selection for two traits in a maternal pig breeding scheme

Lillehammer, Marie; Meuwissen, Theo; Sonesson, Anna Kristina

2013

State of the art in benefit–risk analysis: Economics and Marketing-Finance

Kalogeras, N.; Odekerken-Schröder, G.; Pennings, Joost M.E.; Gunnlaugsdottir, H.; Holm, F.; Leino, O.; Luteijn, J.M.; Magnússon, S.H.; Pohjola, M.V.; Tijhuis, M.J.; Tuomisto, J.T.; Ueland, Øydis; White, B.C.; Verhagen, H.

2012

Genomic selection requires genomic control of inbreeding

Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Woolliams, John Arthur; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2012

Strategies for implementing genomic selection in family-based aquaculture breeding schemes: double haploid sib test populations

Nirea, Kahsay Gebremariam; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Woolliams, John Arthur; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2012

Effect of non-random mating on genomic and BLUP selection schemes

Nirea, Kahsay Gebremariam; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Woolliams, John Arthur; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2012

State of the art in benefit-risk analysis: Economics and Marketing-Finance

Kalogeras, Nikos; Odekerken, Gaby; Pennings, Joost M.E.; Gunnlaugsdottir, Helga; Holm, Finn; Leino, Olli; Luteijn, Johannes Michiel; Magnússon, Sveinn Haukur; Pohjola, Mikko; Tijhuis, Mariken J.; Tuomisto, Jouni T.; Ueland, Øydis; White, Bronagh C.; Verhagen, Hans

2012

Genomic selection for maternal traits in pigs

Lillehammer, Marie; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Sonesson, Anna Kristina

2011

A simple selection scheme to improve disease resistance and growth

Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Gjerde, Bjarne; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew

2011

Use of female information in dairy cattle genomic breeding programs

Mc Hugh, N.; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Cromie, A. R.; Sonesson, Anna Kristina

2011

A comparison of dairy cattle breeding designs that use genomic selection

Lillehammer, Marie; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Sonesson, Anna Kristina

2011

Commbined detection and introgression of QTL in outbred populations

Yazdi, Hossein; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Woolliams, John A.; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2010

Increased profits in aquaculture through optimised dissemination schemes

Skagemo, Vibeke; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Meuwissen, Theodorus; Rye, Morten

2010

Persistence of accuracy of genome-wide breeding values over generations when including a polygenic effect

Solberg, Trygve Roger; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Woolliams, John A.; Ødegård, Jørgen; Meuwissen, Theo

2009

Introgression of a major QTL from an inferior into a superior population using genomic selection

Ødegård, Jørgen; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Yazdi, Hossein; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2009

Reducing dimensionality for prediction of genome-wide breeding values

Solberg, Trygve Roger; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Woolliams, John A.; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2009

Comparison of accuracy of genome-wide and BLUP breeding value estimates in sib based aquaculture breeding schemes

Nielsen, Hanne Marie; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Yazdi, Hossein; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2009

Genomic selection using different marker types and densities

Solberg, Trygve Roger; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Woolliams, John A.; Meuwissen, Theo

2008

Combined detection and introgression of quantitative trait loci underlying desirable traits

Yazdi, Hossein; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Woolliams, John Arthur; Meuwissen, Theodorus

2008

The use of experimental design methodology for investigating a lipid oxidation rate assay

Hoy, M; Høy, Martin; Mozuraityte, Revilija; Segtnan, Vegard; Storro, I; Storrø, Ivar; Mevik, Bjørn Helge; Rustad, Turid; Næs, Tormod

2008

Truncation selection for BLUP-EBV and phenotypic values in fish breeding schemes

Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Gjerde, Bjarne; Meuwissen, Theo

2005