Faculty of Biosciences


Salmon smolt.

Millions in new funding to combat salmon mortality and sustainability issues in food production

NMBU has received 20 million NOK in funding for two spin-off projects for Foods of Norway: one on salmon health and one on the sustainability of novel feeds.

Ana Cruz, industrial Ph.D in FOods of Norway.

Joining forces to increase food security

With one foot in industry and the other in academia, PhD student Ana Cruz is taking our insights into yeast as an animal feedstuff one step forward.

PhD-candidate Sandeep Sharma

From Indian oil to green fish feed in Norway

Working for a big oil company in India, engineer Sandeep Sharma longed for a more sustainable career-path. Three years later he is defending his PhD-thesis at NMBU with ground-breaking results on novel fish feed derived from seaweed and spruce trees.

Bygg, korn


A muiltidisciplinary research project - to improve agronomic practices in order to contribute to increased and sustainable food production in Norway (in Norwegian)


The BIOFEED project

Develops novel salmon feed by integrated bioprocessing of non-food biomass

Oilseed crop

The FeedMileage project

The research project aims to increase the efficiency of Norwegian farm animal production by advanced nutritional and genetic methods.



This project aims to build a knowledge platform for Norway to facilitate production and value creation from plant based protein-rich resources to future food products.

Foods of Norway

Foods of Norway

Foods of Norway aims to feed fish and farm animals using amazing new ingredients

Marcus Österberg


GenoSysFat - Integrating genomics and system biology to improve the capacity for synthesis, transport, and filet deposition of EPA/DHA in salmon

Kaamanen, Finland

ReiGN - Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic Research

Reindeer husbandry in a Globalizing North – resilience, adaptations and pathways for actions


REWIRED ─ The role of whole genome duplication in vertebrate adaptation

In the REWIRED project, we will use salmonid fish, which underwent a genome duplication 100 million years ago, as a model system to study the importance of genome duplication in evolution of new gene functions and adaptation.


Towards the Digital Salmon

From a reactive to a pre-emptive research strategy in aquaculture (DigiSal)


Imaging Centre, Campus Ås

The centre offers training and assignments related to Light Microscopy, Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, Laser Micro Dissection Microscope, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy.


The LabTek Group

The LabTek Group is a group of technical staff that covers a large field of expertise. Here you will find an overview of the analyses on offer with method and job description
 Sau på stoffskifteavdelingen

Metabolism ─ digestibility section

Digestibility tests on ruminants, pig and horses (In Norwegian)

Det er usedvanlig lav dødelighet og ikke registrert infeksiøse eller miljøbetingede sykdommer i anlegget. Den lave dødeligheten gir grunnlag for gode forsøksresultater.

Centre for fish research

The centre for fish research is a modern centre for small scale fish experiments. The centre  has specially adapted facilities for feed research, RAS technology (recycling of water for aquaculture) and the use of isotopes as a tracking method in fish. The centre also has an isolated quarantine station for emergency preparedness.


Center for Feed Technology

Faculty of Biosciences has a long standing cooperation with Center for Feed Technology (Fôrtek), who is a international centre for feed technology owned by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

Senter for husdyrforsøk

Center for livestock production (SHF) - Ås Gård

Faculty of Biosciences has a long standing cooperation with Center for livestock production, who is the national establishment for experiments and education in livestock production (In Norwegian).

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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