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Yngvar Asbjørn Olsen


J2002B ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Cand. real. NTNU 1984. Thesis: The effect of temperature on growth and digestibility in salmonids. Ph.D. 1993 NTNU: Cortisol dynamics in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar.

Academic interests

Research interests: The physiology and immunology of fishes, in particular their innate defenses. Lately, my study interests have centered around the salmon parasite Gyrodactylus salaris and the defense reaction against the parasite via the complement system.

Study coordinator for the biology programmes. 

Bio112 Introduction to biology

Bio204 Animal physiology

Bio205 Immunology

Bio300 Bachelor thesis


Research on the complement system in rainbow trout related to the defense against parasites.

Member CCR research group.


Scientific publications

  • Olsen, Yngvar A.; Corley-Smith, Graham; Bayne, Christopher J (2004). Social rank and the quantitative expression of some acute phase genes in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) after immune stimulation.
  • Olsen, Yngvar A. (2000). Review av tidsskriftartikkel.

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