Geir Lasse Taranger
Kjønnsmodning i laks og torsk, fiskevelferd, miljøfaktorer, oppdrettsmiljø, steril fisk
CURRICULUM VITAE short version, 2009
Name: Taranger, Geir Lasse
Birth date: 23.11.1961
Civil sate: Married, three children (8, 13 and 18 years)
Position: Principal Scientist (1183), Head of Research Group Reproduction and Growth in Fish
Institution: Institute of Marine Research (IMR), P.O. Box 1870 Nordnes, 5817 Bergen, NORWAY
Summary: 20 years experience on reproductive physiology, fish welfare and environmental control of reproduction, smoltification and somatic growth in farmed fish. Main interest; regulation of puberty and spawning in salmon and cod, in particular photoperiod control. Qualified as professor in Aquaculture at the University of Bergen and as Principal Scientist (1183 scientist) at IMR in 2001. Research Management: Head of Research Group, IMR; ‘Growth and Reproductive Physiology in Fish’ (2005-2007) and ‘Reproduction and growth in Fishes’ (2007-present). Research Programme Manager, IMR; ‘Aquaculture – environment, growth and reproduction’ (1995-1999), ‘On-growth and harvest quality in fish’ (2000-2004), ‘Aquaculture’ (2006) and ‘Biological mechanisms in marine ecosystems and aquaculture‘ (2007). Deputy Director of Aquaculture, IMR (1.3.2006 -1.2.2007). Strategic Institute Programme Manager; ‘Reproduction in cod’ (1997-2001). PI of a range of Research Council Norway research projects. National coordinator for the EU funded project FAIR-CT96-1410. Coordinator for the EU funded projects QLRT-2001-01801 PUBERTIMING and FP6 WEALTH. Dept. Station Manager at Matre Aquaculture Research Station from 1999 until 2003. Co-ordinator/secretary (20% position) for the Research Council Norway programme ‘Marine Resources and Environment’ (1994-1996). Awarded for outstanding research for the benefit of Norwegian aquaculture (EWOS, Norway), together with Tom Hansen and Sigurd O. Stefansson in 1995.
• Dr. scient. (PhD) in aquaculture at Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, University of Bergen, 1993: Sexual maturation in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L.; aspects of environmental and hormonal control. Dr. scient. thesis. University of Bergen, Norway. ISBN 82-7744-006-5.
• Cand. scient. (Master degree) in fisheries biology/aquaculture at Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, University of Bergen, 1989: RNA and DNA as indicators of growth and stress in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., alevins (In Norwegian).
• Cand. mag., (BSc) University of Bergen, 1983.
• Research Group Manager ‘Reproduction and growth’ at IMR from 26.3.2007 to present.
• Research programme manager ‘Biological mechanisms in marine ecosystems and aquaculture’ at IMR from 10.4.2007-31.12.2007.
• Research Group Manager for ‘Physiology of Growth and Reproduction in Fish’ at IMR from 1.1.2004 to 25.3.2007 and Coordinator of the Aquaculture Research Programme and Deputy Director of Aquaculture at IMR from 1.3.2006 to 1.2.2007.
• Principal scientist (1183) at IMR from 1.5.2001.
• Research Programme Manager at IMR from 1.2.1995.
• Senior Scientist at IMR from 1.1.1994.
• Research Fellow at Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, University of Bergen from 15.09.1989 to 31.12.1993.
• Research Fellow at IMR from 01.10.1988 to 14.09.1989.
Recent scientific referee publications
Karlsen, Ø. Norberg, B, Kjsebu, O.S. and Taranger, G.L. 2006. Effects of photoperiod and exercise on growth, liver size and age at puberty in farmed Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.). ICES J. Mar. Sci., 63:355-364
Taranger, G.L., Aardal, L, Hansen, T and Kjesbu, O.S., 2006. Continuous light delays sexual maturation and increases growth of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) in sea cages. ICES J. Mar. Sci., 63:365-275.
Kjesbu, O.S. Taranger, G.L. and Trippel, E. 2006 Gadoid Culture: Development and Future Challenges. 2006. ICES J. Mar. Sci., 63:187-191.
Oppedal, F, Berg, A, Olsen, RE, Taranger, GL, Hansen, T, 2006. Photoperiod in seawater influence seasonal growth and chemical composition in autumn sea-transferred Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) given two vaccines. Aquaculture, 254: 1-4
Schulz RW, Andersson E, Taranger GL. 2006. Photoperiod manipulation can stimulate or inhibit testis maturation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Anim Reprod 3:121-126.
Fridell, F. Gadan, K, Sundh, H., Taranger, G.L., Glette, J. Olsen, R.E., Sundell, K and Evensen. Ø. 2007. Effect of hyperoxygenation and low water flow on the primary stress response and susceptibility of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. to experimental challenge with IPN virus. Aquaculture 270, 25-35.
Meier, S., Andersen, TE, Norberg, B, Thorsen, A, Taranger, GL, Kjesbu, OS, Dale, R, Morton, HC, Klungsoyr, J, Svardal, A. 2007. Effects of alkylphenols on the reproductive system of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Aquat. toxicology, 81: 207-218.
Vikingstad, E., Andersson, E., Norberg, B., Mayer, I., Klenke, U., Zohar, Y. Stefansson, S.O. and Taranger, G.L., 2007. The combined effects of temperature and GnRHa treatment on the final stages of sexual maturation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) females. Fish. Physiol. Biochem. 34, 289-298.
Migaud, H, Taylor, JF, Taranger, GL, Davie, A, Cerda-Reverter, JM, Carrillo, M, Hansen, T, Bromage, NR. 2007. A comparative ex vivo and in vivo study of day and night perception in teleosts species using the melatonin rhythm. J. Pinal Res., 41:42-52.
Almeida, FFL, Kristoffersen, C., Taranger, GL. and Schulz, RW. 2008. Spermatogenesis in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua): A novel model of cystic germ cell development. Biol. Reprod., 78:27-34.
Almeida, F.F.L. G.L. Taranger, B. Norberg, Ø. Karlsen and R.W. Schulz. 2009. Photoperiod-Modulated Testis Maturation in Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua, L.). Biol Reprod, 80: 631-640.
Mittelholzer, C., Andersson, E., Taranger, G. L., Consten, C., Hirai, T., Senthilkumaran, B., Nagahama, Y., Norberg, B. 2009 Molecular characterization and quantification of the gonadotropin receptors FSH-R and LH-R from Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Gen. Comp. Endocrinol., 160: 47-58.
Mittelholzer, C., Andersson, E., Taranger, G. L., Karlsen, O., Norberg, B. Quantification of gonadotropin subunits GPα, FSHβ, and LHβ mRNA expression from Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) throughout a reproductive cycle. 2009. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part B: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 153, 288-295.
Andersson, E., Nijenhuis, W., Male, R., Swanson, P., Bogerd, J., Taranger, G.L., Schulz, R.W. 2009. Pharmacological characterization, localization and quantification of expression of gonadotropin receptors in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) ovaries. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2009.05.001
Taranger, G.L., Carrillo, M., Schulz, R.W., Fontaine, P., Zanuy, S., Felip, A., Weltzien, F.-A., Dufour, S., Karlsen, Ø., Norberg, B., Andersson, E., and Hansen, T. 2009. Control of puberty in farmed fish. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. In press.
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