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Jorge M O Fernandes

Jorge M O Fernandes

Jorge M O Fernandes, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
Bodø University College, Norway


Dr Jorge Fernandes has received his PhD in Comparative Immunology from the University of St Andrews (Scotland) in 2003. Currently, he holds a position as Associate Professor in Molecular Biology at Bodø University College in Norway. He is also an invited Professor at the University of Messina (Italy). He is an editorial member of Acta Histochemica and he acts as a regular reviewer for several reputed journals like BMC Molecular Biology, BMC Genomics, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology and Aquaculture Research. He has authored 24 peer-reviewed research articles in international journal (328 citations, h-index 10) and one book chapter. He is a member of the American Physiological Society and of the European Aquaculture Society. In 2008 he was awarded the “Outstanding Young Investigator” grant within the aquaculture programme from the Research Council of Norway.

Research Interest

Understanding the genetic networks that control muscle growth in teleosts and their epigenetic regulation by environmental factors, such as photoperiod, temperature and nutrition
Discovering and characterizing novel antimicrobial peptides from teleosts and investigating their role in the innate immune response and potential applications as alternative antibiotics in aquaculture