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Rita Karlsen

Head Engineer
  • E-mailRita.Karlsen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 46 25+47 977 56 995
  • Visitor Address
    Thormølens gate 53 A/B
    5006 Bergen
    Room 
    338C1
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Molecular biology techniques including PCR, quantitative real time PCR, TOPO-cloning, RNA/DNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, DNase treatment, gel electrophoresis and gel extraction.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). An EvoDevo Study of Salmonid Visual Opsin Dynamics and Photopigment Spectral Sensitivity. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Environmental, population and life-stage plasticity in the visual system of Atlantic cod. Journal of Experimental Biology. 1-13.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2020). The effect of light environment on transcriptome and early development in Atlantic salmon.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Genomic approach to identify nonvisual photoreceptors in Atlantic salmon and effects of light environment on early development.
  • Show author(s) (2018). The effect of narrow banded LED light on development and growth performance.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)



Experienced in several molecular biology techniques including PCR, quantitative real time PCR, TOPO-cloning, RNA/DNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, DNase treatment, gel electrophoresis and gel extraction.

Experience with tissue sectioning and in situ hybridization.

Experience with Northern blotting.

Experienced in hormone quantification with the use of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and radioimmuno assay (RIA).

Experience with thin layer chromatography and autoradiography.

Experienced in sampling of blood, pituitary gland and gonad from cod and wrasse.

Experienced in live feed production (artemia and rotifers) and farming of wrasse, cod and halibut.