1. February 12: Paper on regulation of salmon liver metabolism out in Molcular Ecology - collaboration with Simen.
  2. January 3: First BioImprove paper out - with researchers at UPSC.



  1. December 19: Lars Grønvold succesfully defended his thesis. Opponents: Marek Mutwil and Åsa Björklund. Co-supervisors: Siri Fjellheim and Simen Sandve.
  2. December 11-14: Visiting VIB, Ghent and Klaas Vandepoele with Nat Street, Niklas Mähler and Bastian Schiffthaler.
  3. December 4-11: Nathaniel Street and Kathryn Robinson from Umeå Plant Science Centre visit NMBU.
  4. November 8-10: I gave a talk at the third annual conference of NORBIS, Sommarøy, Tromsø.
  5. October 11: Simen and I are starting up the CIGENE journal club!
  6. September 4-8: The NORBIS course "Bioinformatics for functional metagenomics" at KBM/NMBU with Phil Pope and others.
  7. Agust 19-24: In Umeå for the 50 Years Plant Science in Umeå Symposium.
  8. June 2: The AspWood paper is out in Plant Cell!
  9. June 22-July 4: Going to the Evolution conference in Portland (with a whole gang of NMBUers), then visiting collaborators at UC Davis.
  10. May 18: David Sundell succesfully defended his thesis. Opponent: Klaas Vandepoele. Co-supervisor: Nat Street.
  11. May 17-19: In Umeå for the PhD defense of my student David Sundell.
  12. May 15-16: At Rømskog Spa og Resort to write apllications; with Simen Sandve and Phil Pope.
  13. April 27-28: DigiSal: Workshop at Radisson Blue, Oslo.
  14. April 13: "The eQTL paper" out in PLoS Genetics.
  15. March 20: At Digital Life 2017 - Annual conference, Hotel Bristol, Oslo.
  16. March 9: NORBIS board meeting at Scandic Hell, Tronheim.
  17. February: NorWood published in New Phytologist.
  18. February 6-10: Visiting Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå, Sweden.



  1. December 15-19: Attending WORKSHOP SIBE 2016: Inferring natural selection from genomic data in Ferrara, Italy. With Simen Sandve and Nicola Barson.
  2. December 12: Marian Schubert defends his PhD. Main supervisor: Siri Fjellheim.
  3. December 9: I'm 3. opponent at Hilde Vinje's defense.
  4. October 2-5: Visiting Umeå Plant Science Centre to discuss projects.
  5. September 28: Our eQTL study is available at bioRxiv.
  6. September 14-16: Going to the second NORBIS meeting at Selbusjøen Hotell & Gjestegård.
  7. Spetember 9-10: Presenting bioinformatics to statisticians at the PhD/Post Doc workshop at Klækken.
  8. August 30: Our review article on comparative genomics in trees is published in New Phytologist.
  9. June 24: Visited Oslo Sequencing Centre and reviewed a master thesis with Lex Nederbragt and Kjetill Jakobsen as supervisors.
  10. June 17: Niklas Mähler defended his PhD thesis. My first!
  11. June 7: Back in Trondheim to review a master thesis. Supervisor Finn Drabløs.
  12. June 1-3: Opponent, together with Erzsebet Regan, in the PhD defense of Marius Eidsaa, NTNU, Trondheim.
  13. May 24: I'm 3. opponent at Lars Erik Gangsei's PhD defence.
  14. May 10: Our review on whole genome duplication events is out
  15. May 3-5: Visiting the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland.
  16. April 18: Our salmon genome paper appears online at Nature!
  17. April 4-6: NGS16 Genome annotation meeting in Barcelona, Spain.
  18. March 31-April 2: Skiing trip with the biostatistics group at Norefjell.
  19. March 7-17: Nathaniel Street visits NMBU to work on papers.
  20. March 1-2: Kick-off meeting for the Digital Salmon project at Gardermone airport and then off to Umeå to discuss wood development.
  21. February 19: NORBIS board meeting at Gardermoen.
  22. January 1-5: Visiting Umeå and Uppsala. The old spruce gang is back together!



  1. December 14-15: Visited VIB in Ghent: meet with Dirk Inzé, Klaas Vandepoele and others.
  2. December 9-11: Next Generation Sequencing Symposium, Helsinki, Finland.
  3. November 20-28: Going to Vermont to visit Siri Fjellheim who is on sabatiacal in Jill Preston's lab. With Lars, Marian and Simen.
  4. October 28-30: Went to the first annual meeting for the national research school in bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology (NORBIS) with Niklas, Lars and Gareth. I also attended the board meeting. Rosendal, Hardangerfjorden.
  5. October 6: Simen and I write about gene duplication in Aftenposten.
  6. September 30: DigiSal is funded!
  7. September 28: The spruce meta-transcriptomics paper i out.
  8. September 25: Ogonna Obudulu (main supervisor Prof. Gunnar Wingsle) defends his PhD thesis in front of a full house.
  9. September 21-26: Niklas and I visit Umeå Plant Science Centre. Ogonna to defend his thesis on Friday.
  10. September 9: Opponent at BMC in Uppsala (Helgi Schiöth's group). In the neighboring room of where I defended my PhD thesis almost 11 years ago. The circle is complete. Also visited the new SciLifeLab building. Many familiar faces.
  11. September 8: New PhD student starts in my group: Gareth Gillard. He will be working on salmon transcriptomics.
  12. July 20: PlantGenIE paper is published.
  13. June 7-13: IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Florence, Italy.
  14. June 4-5: Opponent at PhD defence in Bergen.
  15. April 27-29: Startup meetings for Siri Fjellheim's NFR-funded "Emperors of the Sun"-project. Visitors Jill Preston from Vermont University, USA and Ben Travaskis from CSIRO, Australia.
  16. April 10-18: Going to Recomb in Warsaw (and to visit Bartek Wilczynski) and then to Uppsala for a PhD defence (and to visit Claes Andersson and Mats Gustafsson).
  17. March 16: Open PhD student position (salmon genomics) in my group.
  18. March 16-20: Niklas and I spent the week at Umeå Plant Science Centre.
  19. March 5: Simen and I write in Aftenposten about how plants and animals survive the cold winter.
  20. March 3: Our RNA-Seq analysis protocol is avaiable at EpiGeneSys.
  21. February 16-20: Nathaniel Street and Kathryn Robinson from Umeå Plant Science Centre visit NMBU.



  1. November 24: The Synergy paper is out.
  2. November 3-7: Niklas and I go to the the aspen genome workshop outside Umeå.
  3. October 16: Simen and I write about association studies in Aftenposten.
  4. October 16: The "sex paper" with Nat Street's group is finally published.
  5. September 30: Dinner in Oslo to celebrate the wheat papers in Science.
  6. September 22: Ten years since I defended my PhD.
  7. September 15-19: Niklas and I spent the week at Umeå Plant Science Centre discussing projects.
  8. September 15: I'm appointed Guest professor at Umeå Plant Science Centre.
  9. September 15: Launch of this website.