Located at Research Park iNOVA, the biotechnology department represents the laboratory arm of Firum where we provide services and develop research projects related to sustainable aquaculture. The department has a core competence in quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR), Next generation sequencing, and ELISA-based methods (see Methods for a complete description of our infrastructure and routine methods).
We work in several overlapping areas in order to: promote on-land production of robust salmon and lumpfish; reduce the impact of stress, infection, and damage during the at-sea stage; and protect the biodiversity of the fjords. (see Research Projects for a complete description of our current research). Biotech also conducts post-screening of lice counts in the Fish Farming System and at Firum.
We have a close working relationship with the Faroese aquaculture industry and are well-positioned to act as a strong partner in international consortiums and multi-center research projects. Expanding our international network is important to us, so please feel free to contact us if you are interested in the work we do and/or a potential partnership. You can find CVs and interests for our staff below: