Our research capitalizes on the unique opportunities provided by the simple genetic architecture of salmon age at maturity, combined with the strengths of Atlantic salmon as a model for functional genomic, ecological and evolutionary research. Our aim is to link genotype, phenotype and fitness of this important life-history trait using approaches ranging from investigating the cellular-level processes in the laboratory to estimating reproductive success in completely natural populations. We also apply the knowledge we obtain for improving conservation and management of this iconic species. Our research is funded by the ERC, the Academy of Finland as well as other local agencies.
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Today, we observed (from a safe distance) the super hero powers of laboratory coordinator Seija Tillanen. 🤩… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Back in the fish room to tag and genotype 16,000 salmon during coronavirus times! #howmuchisthefish @Marionswaters https://t.co/vUFdanQamH

#PhDposition @helsinkiuni with great supervisors Tutku Aykanat and @anna_kuparinen 🐟👌 Come join us in being dazzle… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Most #salmon in Teno River spend between one and four years at sea before migrating back to breed. The more time sa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…