My research focuses on the Brain-Pituitary-Gonad (BPG) axis (gonadotropin-releasing hormones, gonadotropins, gonadal steroids and the receptors for these hormones) in teleosts. More precisely, I am studying the roles of selected components of the BPG-axis in determining sexual maturation and puberty in fish, with special reference to environmental and neuroendocrine control mechanisms.
Studies on environmental and neuroendocrine control mechanisms in determining sexual maturation and puberty in Atlantic salmon and Atlantic cod has become my main research focus. Furthermore, I am involved in working with early sex-differentiation of cod. Although my work in the last years has focused on salmon and cod, I have also worked with many other fish species including halibut, turbot, African catfish and three-spined stickleback.
Eva Andersson, Fil Dr. (Ph.D.)
Birth date: 25.10.1958
Institute of Marine Research (IMR),
Research group reproduction and growth,
P.O. Box 1870 Nordnes,
N-5817 Bergen, NORWAY
Work phone: +4755236802
1992 Fil. Dr. (PhD) in Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden.
1987-1992 Postgraduate studies at the Department of Zoology, division of Functional Morphology, Stockholm University, Sweden.
1982-1985 Undergraduate studies in Biology at Stockholm University, Sweden.
2012- present Principal Scientist (1183) at IMR.
2006- Senior Scientist at IMR.
2003-2006 Research Scientist at IMR.
1998-2002 Research Scientist at the Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, Bergen University, Norway
1996-1998 Postdoctoral research fellowship at the Department of Zoology, Lund University, Sweden.
1993-1995 Postdoctoral research fellowship at the Department of Experimental Zoology, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.