Biography Nicholas Andrew Robinson
More than twenty years of research experience with the genetic improvement of livestock and aquaculture species with a focus on molecular genetics, gene mapping and genomics. 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). Affiliated with Flinders University in South Australia as a Senior Lecturer. Awarded several research grants (eg. funded by the EU Commission, Norwegian Research Council, Department of Innovation Industry and Regional Development Victoria, Fisheries Research Development Council Australia, Australian Research Council, Dairy Research Development Organisation, International Wool Secretariat). Author and co-author of over 50 journal publications and book chapters contributing to knowledge about disease resistance, expressed sequences and polymorphisms revealed by mRNA-seq, microsatellite evolution, population genetics, gene marker discovery, bioeconomic modelling and marker assisted selection.
Nicholas Andrew Robinson has 59 publications at Nofima:
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 2018 – 31. December 2020
The health and welfare of farmed and captured aquatic animals is becoming increasingly important for current and future aquaculture systems. We need to improve our understanding of their health and welfare status to strengthen the resilience and robustness of both the animals and the industry.
1. January 2017 – 31. December 2019
PROGRESS is a strategic internal project of the institute that aims to investigate the epigenetic programming resulting from low oxygen stress during early development and how this influences the robustness of salmon.