Master students

If you are interested in one of the topics the group is studying, you are welcome to contact us. Here are the Master students currently working with or is associated with the group:

Name Project title/Topic Supervisor
Gengying Shao Mitogenomic phylography and speciation in polychaetes  Melissa Brandner, co-supervisors Kim Præbel & Shripathi Bhat
Griffin Hill TBA Kim Præbel
Rebeca López Climent  Morphology (and life history) of the Arctic skate Amblyraja hyperborea Arve Lynghammar
 Ingrid M. Bruvold

Genetic, morphological and life history variation among golden redfish (Sebastes norvegicus) in Norwegian waters.

 Arve Lynghammar, Torild Johansen (IMR) & Hannes Höffle (IMR)


Graduated Master Students

Name Year Project title/Topic Supervisor
Nathan E. Mertz 2020

 eDNA metabarcoding of amoebic gill disease (AGD) pathogens exposes potential vectors and reservoirs

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Owen Wangensteen
Gledis Guri 2020

 Can aquaculture impact the surrounding biodiversity? A metabarcoding assessment

Owen Wangensteen, co-supervisor Kim Præbel 
Simeon J. Mikalsen 2020

Addressing the aquatic vertebrate community of Vågsfjorden 2019 with the use of environmental DNA

Arve Lynghammar, co-supervisors Kim Præbel & Owen Wangensteen
MSc. Paulina Urban 2019

Marine invertebrates as samplers of eDNA

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Owen Wangensteen
MSc. Simon Nordblad Schmidt   2019

Habitat and migration patterns of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) in a river-fjord system in Northern Norway as revealed by a genome wide array of SNP markers

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Shripathi Bhat
MSc. Sara Atienza  2019

DNA metabarcoding of deep-sea sediment communities using COI: community assessment, spatio-temporal patterns and comparison with the 18S rDNA marker

Owen Wangensteen, co-supervisor Kim Præbel
MSc. Kana Banno 2019 Investigating population genomic structure of salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) in northern Norway using a random forest classification approach Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Shripathi Bhat
MSc. Aleksander Pettersen


Transcriptomics in Atlantic salmon

Co-supervised by Shripathi Bhat
MSc. Adam J. Andrews


Climate-induced range expansions of marine fauna into the Arctic – what is the most likely colonisation route?

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Shripathi Bhat
MSc. Magnus Nygaard


Environmental DNA for assessing abundance of salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) in salmon (Salmo salar) farms

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Owen Wangensteen

MSc. Inaki Javier Tomey Roca


Development of an environmental DNA assay for detection of Neoparamoeba perurans, aetiological agent of amoebic gill desease (AGD) in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

Kim Præbel

MSc. Julie Bitz-Thorsen


Population genomics of Norwegian killer whales (Orcinus orca)

Visiting from U Copenhagen, DK, Co-supervised by Kim Præbel

MSc. Mads Kristian Reinholdt Jensen


Population genomics and morphological analysis reveals two sympatric populations of lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) in the western Baltic Sea, Denmark 

Visiting from U Copenhagen, DK, Co-supervised by Kim Præbel

MSc. Alice Marri


POPs in two populations of polar cod (Boreogadus saida, Lepechin 1774) from NE Greenland: correlating contamination and biological parameters

Visiting from U Siena, I, Co-supervised by Kim Præbel

MSc. Aintzane Santaquiteria Gil

2016 Mitogenomic characterization and phylogenetic position of the oldest living vertebrate species - the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus L.) Kim Præbel
MSc. Mari Hagenlund

Detection of possible source(s) and introduction history of the non-native European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus) in Lake Storsjøen

Visiting from U INN, N, Co-supervised by Kim Præbel

MSc. Marjorie Couton


Adaptive radiation of the European whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus (L.), in the Pasvik watercourse: the genetic description of a new morph

Kim Præbel, co-supervisors PA Amundsen & R Knudsen