Kahsay Gebremariam Nirea

Kahsay Gebremariam Nirea

Senior Geneticist

Kahsay Gebremariam Nirea joined Akvaforsk Genetics team in May 2019. Kahsay has a strong background in designing and optimization of breeding programs and application of quantitative and genomic principles for improving economically important traits. Kahsay is actively involved in large scale genetic evaluations for aquaculture. He is also involved in relevant R&D projects for optimization of aquaculture breeding programs.

Kahsay holds a doctorate degree in animal breeding and genetics from the Norwegian university of life sciences with his PhD focused on Mating design the realizes genomic potential in aquaculture breeding programs. Before joining Akvaforsk Genetic has done his postdoctoral studies at the Norwegian University of life sciences with a project entitled optimization of mating design for within family genomic selection for aquaculture breeding programs. Afterwards, he was employed as a research scientist at the Norwegian university of sciences with a core responsibility designing a pig and cattle breeding programs for producing efficient and robust animals that are less sensitive to fiber rich diets.

Kahsay has authored and co-authored scientific research articles in aquaculture and livestock fields.

Publication list:

For Kahsay’s publication list see:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.no/citations?user=RnJL0-0AAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kahsay_Nirea

Contact information:

+47 47731167
kahsay.nirea@akvaforskgenetics.com

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