I started my PhD Research Fellowship in Population Genetics/Genomics here at CEES in March 2016 within the MARmaED-project (Marine Management and Ecosystem Dynamics under Climate Change).
I have a M.Sc. in Marine Sciences and Biology from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, including an exchange term in Arctic Biology at UNIS (University Centre in Svalbard). In my Master I tried to combine my interest in marine biology with my interest in evolution, genetics and genomics. In my master project I measured gene expression of aspartate aminotransferase in an exposed ecotype of rough periwinkles Littorina saxatilis at emersion.
In my PhD I will look at the temporal stability of genetic structure of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua spawning populations using ancient DNA (aDNA) methodology and high-throughput sequencing. Inference from these data will be implemented into population dynamic models in order to assess the impacts of external environmental factors. I will further use these data to investigate the spatiotemporal connectivity of various breeding populations.
I am also an associate member of CeMEB (Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology, University of Gothenburg).