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Atlantic Salmon genetics – today’s challenges and an outlook for the future

Are you wondering about what directions the genetics for Atlantic Salmon may take going forward?

What is the latest research developments, what new tools and technologies are emerging, and what can we learn from other animal breeding sectors?
Are you aware that there is a new and more virulent IPN virus discovered in Norway, that is giving high mortalities on QTL-IPN fish in laboratory tests? What implications does this have for the industry?
Stop wondering, and join Benchmark Genetics webinar on the 24th of June at 15:00 CET. Our in-house genetics experts are happy to share their research findings, knowledge, and reflections. Among our speakers is Jonas Jonasson, CEO of StofnFiskur, Production Director, Benchmark Genetics with the presentation about «Elite males» are the future of Salmon genetics and ova production.

Program:

Part 1: Today’s Challenges (45 min)

  • Genetics for disease resistance by Hooman Moghadam, Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation at Benchmark Genetics Norway AS
  • Improved selection precision and fillet quality by use of CT-scanning by Borghild Hillestad, Genetics Manager, Benchmark Genetics Norway AS
  • Genomic analysis of a new and more virulent IPN virus. Results and consequences by Borghild Hillestad, Genetics Manager, Benchmark Genetics Norway AS

Part 2: Outlook (30 min)

  • Solving the sea lice challenge through genetics? by Morten Rye, Genetics Director, Benchmark Genetics
  • «Elite males» are the future of Salmon genetics and ova production by Jonas Jonasson, Production Director, Benchmark Genetics
  • Questions and remarks

The session is set for 1,5 hours and, the program and registration are available through the link below https://webinar.stofnfiskur.co…

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