The Biotechnology Department conducts a variety of research projects and services, using advanced technology.

Biotech

The Biotechnology Department conducts a variety of complex and advanced operations. With state-of-the-art PCR-, qPCR- and sequencing equipment the Biotechnology Department is able to quantify and identify DNA. This equipment has been used to determine what bacteria is found in and on fish, conducted gender tests of salmon, tested for amoeba and parasites that may have negative impact on the salmon. Also, biofilters have been tested for active bacteria in smolt stations.

 

We also have a multi-functional tool for e.g. measuring various hormones, enzymes and proteins in a sample test. This tool may also be used to indicate cortisone contents, which in turn reveal stress levels.

For further information, please contact one of the employees.

Staff

Name Position Telephone Email
Ása Jacobsen Biologist, PhD student +298 77 47 48 asa@fiskaaling.fo>
Durita Dahl Djurhuus Assistant Researcher +298 774 766 durita@fiskaaling.fo>
Elin Jacobsen Laboratory technician +298 77 47 14 elinja@fiskaaling.fo>
Heidi S. Mortensen Biologist, MSc +298 774 765 heidi@fiskaaling.fo>
Jóhanna Lava Køtlum CEO, biologist, MSc +298 77 47 47 johanna@fiskaaling.fo>
Margreta Dam Laboratory technician +298 77 47 06 margreta@fiskaaling.fo>