Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA) is a leading academic centre in the fields of aquaculture and marine sciences in Norway.
Bodø, with its coastal location just north of the Arctic Circle, is a perfect environment for studies and research in aquaculture, ecology and other fields of marine sciences in the Northern hemisphere. Aquaculture and fisheries are important economic activities in this region and they also bring societal and financial support to the faculty. Research at FBA focuses on the fields of aquaculture, marine ecology and marine genomics, and the interaction between these subject fields.
The three strategic research groups Aquaculture, Marine ecology and Marine genomics are organised into research units.
The faculty offers modern facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories and a large, well-equipped research station with its own harbour.
This autumn a new elective course is launched in Genomics and Bioinformatics (BI229F) at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture. It is the first time a course in bioinformatics is available for bachelor students.
Almost all organsims have biological clocks, to adjust their behaviour and physiology to the daily light-dark cycles. That is also the case for the muscles of a cod!
Amod Kulkarni will on Monday 15 September defend his dissertation on "Responses in the gut of black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon to oral vaccine candidates against white spot disease".