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Biography Nicholas Andrew Robinson

Senior Scientist and South-East Asia-Pacific contact with Nofima and Associate Professor (Melbourne Enterprise Fellow in Aquaculture) with the University of Melbourne Australia.

More than twenty-five years of research experience with the genetic improvement of livestock and aquaculture species with a focus on design of genetic improvement programs, gene mapping, genomics, epigenetics and genomic selection.

Has held positions as the Head of Genetics with the Department of Primary Industries Victoria (8 years), as the Research Leader of Breeding and Genetics at AKVAFORSK (Institute of Aquaculture Research, Norway, 2 years) and as member of the Board of Directors for the Akvaforsk Genetics Centre (2 years).

Awarded more than 50 research grants (eg. funded by the EU Commission, Norwegian Research Council, Norwegian Seafood Research Fund, Fisheries Research Development Council Australia etc.). Author and co-author of over 80 journal publications and book chapters.

Nicholas Andrew Robinson has 61 publications at Nofima:

Gene technology improves shrimp health

Robinson, Nicholas Andrew; Lillehammer, Marie


Genomic selection for white spot syndrome virus resistance in whiteleg shrimp boosts survival under an experimental challenge test

Lillehammer, Marie; Bangera, Rama; Salazar, Marcela; Vela, Sergio; Erazo, Edna C.; Suarez, Andres; Cock, James; Rye, Morten; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew


Low Oxygen Stress During Early Development Influences Regulation of Hypoxia-Response Genes in Farmed Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)

Kelly, Tara; Johnsen, Hanne; Burgerhout, Erik; Tveiten, Helge; Thesslund, Tina; Andersen, Øivind; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew


Prevention not cure: a review of methods to avoid sea lice infestations in salmon aquaculture

Barrett, Luke T.; Oppedal, Frode; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew; Dempster, Tim


LC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS characterization of seaweed phenolics and their antioxidant potential

Zhong, Biming; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew; Warner, Robyn D.; Barrow, Colin J.; Dunshea, Frank R.; Suleria, Hafiz A.R.


Gene expression differences between abalone that are susceptible and resilient to a simulated heat wave event

Shiel, Brett P.; Cooke, Ira R.; Hall, Nathan E.; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew; Strugnell, Jan M.


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


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


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


Genetic parameter estimates for intermuscular bone in blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala) based on a microsatellite-based pedigree

Xiong, Xue-Mei; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew; Zhou, Jia-Jia; Chen, Yu-Long; Wang, Weimin; Wang, Xu-Bo; Gao, Ze-Xia


Summer mortality in molluscs: the genetic basis for resilience and susceptibility

Shiel, Brett P.; Cooke, Ira R.; Hall, Nathan E.; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew; Strugnell, Jan M.


Training the salmon’s genes: influence of aerobic exercise, swimming performance and selection on gene expression in Atlantic salmon

Robinson, Nicholas A.; Timmerhaus, Gerrit; Baranski, Matthew; Andersen, Øivind; Takle, Harald Rune; Krasnov, Aleksei


Impacts of Early Life Stress on the Methylome and Transcriptome of Atlantic Salmon

Moghadam, Hooman; Johnsen, Hanne; Robinson, Nick; Andersen, Øivind; Jørgensen, Even Hjalmar; Johnsen, Helge K.; Bæhr, Vegar Jakobsen; Tveiten, Helge


Estimation of genetic parameters for resistance to Aeromonas hydrophila in blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala)

Xiong, Xue-Mei; Chen, Yu-Long; Liu, Li-Fang; Wang, Weimin; Robinson, Nick; Gao, Ze-Xia


Sperm cryopreservation in marine mollusk: a review

Liu, Yibing; Li, Xiaoxu; Robinson, Nick; Qin, Jianguang


Epigenetics—Potential for Programming Fish for Aquaculture?

Moghadam, Hooman; Mørkøre, Turid; Robinson, Nick


Development of twenty-seven genic SSR markers and screening for their association with resistance to Aeromonas hydrophila infection in rohu (Labeo rohita, Hamilton)

Chhotaray, Chiranjibi; Mishra, Jashobanta; Sahoo, P.K.; Das, Sweta; Mahapatra, Kanta Das; Saha, Jatindra Nath; Baranski, Matthew; Robinson, Nick; Das, Paramananda


Cryopreservation of sperm in farmed blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra Leach, 1814)

Liu, Yibing; Xu, Tong; Robinson, Nick; Qin, Jian; Li, Xiaoxu


QTL for white spot syndrome virus resistance and the sex-determining locus in the Indian black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon)

Robinson, Nick; Gopikrishna, Gopalapillay; Baranski, Matthew; Vinaya Kumar, K; Shekhar, Mudagandur S.; Shanmugakarthik, Jayakani; Jothivel, Sarangapani; Gopal, Chavali; Ravichandran, Pitchaiyappan; Gitterle, Thomas; Ponniah, Alphis G.


Evidence that the major hemolymph protein of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, has antiviral activity against herpesviruses

Green, Timothy J.; Robinson, Nick; Chataway, Tim; Benkendorff, Kirsten; O'Connor, Wayne; Speck, Peter


Cryopreservation of sperm in farmed Australian greenlip abalone Haliotis laevigata

Liu, Yibing; Xu, Tong; Robinson, Nick; Qin, Jianguang; Li, Xiaoxu


The complete mitochondrial genome of Haliotis laevigata (Gastropoda: Haliotidae) using MiSeq and HiSeq sequencing

Robinson, Nick; Hall, Nathan E.; Ross, Elizabeth M.; Cooke, Ira R.; Shiel, Brett P.; Robinson, Andrew J.; Strugnell, Jan M.


A linkage map of transcribed single nucleotide polymorphisms in rohu (Labeo rohita) and QTL associated with resistance to Aeromonas hydrophila

Robinson, Nick; Baranski, Matthew; Mahapatra, Kanta Das; Jatindra, Nath Saha; Das, Sweta; Mishra, Jashobanta; Das, Paramananda; Kent, Matthew Peter; Arnyasi, Mariann; Sahoo, Pramoda Kumar


Ontogeny and water temperature influences the antiviral response of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas

Green, Timothy J.; Montagnani, Caroline; Benkendorff, Kirsten; Robinson, Nick; Speck, Peter


The development of a high density linkage map for black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) based on cSNPs

Baranski, Matthew; Gopikrishna, Gopalapillay; Robinson, Nick; Katneni, Vinaya Kumar; Shekhar, Mudagandur S.; Shanmugakarthik, Jayakani; Jothivel, Sarangapani; Gopal, Chavali; Ravichandran, Pitchaiyappan; Kent, Matthew Peter; Arnyasi, Mariann; Ponniah, Alphis G.


Broodstock contribution after mass spawning and size grading in barramundi (Lates calcarifer, Bloch)

Loughnan, Shannon R.; Domingos, Jose A.; Smith-Keune, Carolyn; Forrester, Justin P.; Jerry, Dean R.; Beheregaray, Luciano B.; Robinson, Nick


Heritability of harvest growth traits and genotype-environment interactions in barramundi, Lates calcarifer (Bloch)

Domingos, Jose A.; Smith-Keune, Carolyn; Robinson, Nick; Loughnan, Shannon; Harrison, Paul; Jerry, Dean Robert


Characterization of the ceruloplasmin gene and its potential role as an indirect marker for selection to Aeromonas hydrophila resistance in rohu, Labeo rohita

Sahoo, Pramoda Kumar; Das, Sweta; Das Mahapatra, Kanta; Saha, Jatindra Nath; Baranski, Matthew; Ødegård, Jørgen; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew


Expressed Sequences and Polymorphisms in Rohu Carp (Labeo rohita, Hamilton) Revealed by mRNA-seq

Robinson, Nicholas Andrew; Sahoo, Pramoda Kumar; Baranski, Matthew; Das Mahapatra, K.; Saha, J.N.; Das, S.; Mishra, Y; Das, P.; Barman, H. K.; Eknath, A. E.



Robinson, Nicholas Andrew


A simple selection scheme to improve disease resistance and growth

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


Management of genetic resources for fish and crustaceans in the Murray-Darling Basin

Moore, A.; Ingram, B.A.; Friend, S.; King, H.H.; Robinson, Nicholas Andrew; McCormack, R.; Coughran, J.; Hayes, Ben J.


Detection of QTL for growth rate in the blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra Leach) using selective DNA pooling

Baranski, Matthew; Rourke, M.; Loughnan, S.; Hayes, B.; Austin, C; Robinson, Nick


A microsatellite linkage map of the blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra

Baranski, Matthew; Loughnan, S.; Austin, C. M.; Robinson, Nick