Siv Nam Khang Hoff

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Room 3303
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

I started as a PhD student at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo (UiO), March 2018.

I have a master degree in evolutionary comparative genomics from UiO. By using a novel approach of capturing only the relevant genomic regions prior to sequencing, I investigated the organization and variations of the hemoglobin genes in a variety of codfish species. Starting on a PhD project under the Nansen Legacy, my interest lies in investigating the population genomic structure of three key ecosystem fish species in the northern Barents Sea, namely Atlantic cod, capelin, and polar cod. The Northeast Arctic cod, also known as skrei, is one of the most important commercial fish species of the region. Capelin and polar cod is both important food prey for the Northeast Arctic cod, as well as a wide range of other arctic animals. The project aims to gain better understanding of population structures of these species, and to identify signatures of directional selection, such as temperature adaptations. In addition to spatial structure we aim to assess possible temporal structure, linked to seasonal partitioning of habitat use.

Tags: Genomics, Evolutionary biology, Comparative genomics, Population genomics, Genetics


  • Cayuela, Hugo; Rougemont, Quentin; Laporte, Martin; Mérot, Claire; Normandeau, Eric; Dorant, Yann; Tørresen, Ole K.; Hoff, Siv Nam Khang; Jentoft, Sissel; Pascal, Sirois; Castonguay, Martin; Jansen, Teunis; Præbel, Kim; Clement, Marie & Bernatchez, Louis (2020). Shared ancestral polymorphism and chromosomal rearrangements as potential drivers of local adaptation in a marine fish. Molecular Ecology.  ISSN 0962-1083.  29, s 2379- 2398 . doi: 10.1111/mec.15499
  • Roth, Olivia; Solbakken, Monica Hongrø; Tørresen, Ole K.; Bayer, Till; Matschiner, Michael; Baalsrud, Helle Tessand; Hoff, Siv Nam Khang; Brieuc, Marine Servane Ono; Haase, David Jürgen; Hanel, Reinhold; Reusch, Thorsten B. H. & Jentoft, Sissel (2020). Evolution of male pregnancy associated with remodeling of canonical vertebrate immunity in seahorses and pipefishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  ISSN 0027-8424.  117(17), s 9431- 9439 . doi: 10.1073/pnas.1916251117 Show summary
  • Hoff, Siv Nam Khang; Baalsrud, Helle Tessand; Tooming-Klunderud, Ave; Skage, Morten; Richmond, Todd; Obernosterer, Gregor; Shirzadi, Reza; Tørresen, Ole K.; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd & Jentoft, Sissel (2018). Long‐read sequence capture of the haemoglobin gene clusters across codfish species. Molecular Ecology Resources.  ISSN 1755-098X.  19(1), s 245- 259 . doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12955

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  • Hoff, Siv Nam Khang (2016). Comparative genomics by targeted capture and long read sequencing reveal dynamic evolution of hemoglobin gene clusters in codfishes.

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Published May 9, 2018 2:58 PM - Last modified May 9, 2018 3:12 PM