Marine Developmental Biology

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Development never ceases, rather it is a continuum of changes that include gametogenesis, fertilisation, formation of the embryonic axis and the vital organs, their differentiation and mass reorganisation during metamorphasis, sexual maturation, and even senescence. The field of developmental biology studies these processes by integrating various disciplines like molecular biology, physiology, cell biology, neurobiology, histochemistry, and evolutionary biology.

These two immunohistochemistry images show salmon brains. The brightly...

Using salmon to learn more about our brains

Learning more about the changes that occur in the brain of salmon during smoltification may give us insight into the plasticity of our own brain.

CODE-Cod development

CODE is a national knowledge platform for studies of the development of biological processes in early stages of Atlantic cod, linked to nutritional, environmental and management aspects

OPP «Optimalised Postsmolt Production» - a RCN innovation project for the buisness community

Main goal: Develop basic and applied knowledge of whether currently open nets at sea for salmon can be reduced by increasing the time on land or semi-closed systems at sea, and identify consequences for fish performance, physiology, health and production.