My research revolves around molecular interaction between nutrients and contaminants, mainly in cell models. Additionally, I am also involved in the surveillance of contaminants in farmed fish.
I obtained my ph.D from the University of Bergen in molecular biology, with emphasis on toxicology. On a daily basis I research the molecular interactions between nutrients and toxicants in cell model systems. Currently I am mainly investigating the impact of marine omega 3 fatty acids on methylmercury toxicity.
Additionally I am involved in the surveillance of contaminants in farmed fish, mainly in farmed salmon.
Contaminant levels in Norwegian farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the 13-year period from 1999 to 2011
Environment International; Volum 74. S. 274-280
Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) T-cell and cytokine response after vaccination and challenge with nodavirus
Vaccine; Volum 31.(19) S. 2395-2402
Marine n-3 fatty acids alter the proteomic response to methylmercury in Atlantic salmon kidney (ASK) cells
Aquatic Toxicology; Volum 106. S. 65-75
Effect of Marine Omega 3 Fatty Acids on Methylmercury-Induced Toxicity in Fish and Mammalian Cells In Vitro
Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology;
Dietary methylmercury alters the proteome in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) kidney
Aquatic Toxicology; Volum 108. S. 70-77