Cecilia Helmerson

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 None 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

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).

Published Mar. 8, 2016 11:47 AM - Last modified Sep. 16, 2016 12:38 PM