Biography Celeste Jacq
I am interested in the application of molecular tools for assessing conservation and management issues in fisheries and aquaculture. Such issues include interactions between farmed and wild populations, anthropogenic impacts on wild populations, and the evolutionary effects of long-term selective breeding. I am particularly enthusiastic about the use of molecular markers to identify genetic stocks and population mixing; and to provide an assessment of the genetic diversity and fitness of populations for improved management practices, both in the wild and aquaculture programmes. In addition, I am interested in using genomic technology in novel ways, such as for the development of diagnostic genetic markers for traceabillity purposes
Celeste Jacq has 11 publications at Nofima:
1. January 2021 – 31. December 2024
Do Pacific salmon species carry a secret they could share with Atlantic salmon? What is it in the genes that make these relatives of Atlantic salmon less susceptible to lice? Researchers will now find the answers to these questions, using the gene editing method CRISPR-Cas9.
1. March 2019 – 28. February 2023
Identify and validate candidate genes for CMS resistance in Atlantic salmon through state-of-the-art gene editing.
1. January 2017 – 31. December 2019
The primary objective of FutureFish is to improve the robustness of salmon and lumpfish under a changing climate scenario through investigating the genetics of robustness in salmon to thermal stress and sea-lice and improving the sea-lice eating ability of lumpfish.
1. January 2016 – 31. December 2018
The successful cooperation in QuantEscape between four leading research institutions that study interactions between escaped farmed and wild Atlantic Salmon led to a second project, QuantEscape2. The project will provide knowledge that can improve the management of wild and farmed salmon and increase the sustainability of industries that depend on salmon.
1. January 2012 – 31. December 2015
This project combines expertise from four central research institutions that study interactions between escaped farmed and wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from different perspectives: population genetics, ecology, genomics, and quantitative genetics.