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Benchmark expands its genetics team


January 28, 2022
By Hatchery International staff

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Dr. Grazyella Yoshida and Hans Ekvall are the newest members of the genetics team at Benchmark Genetics. (Photo: Benchmark Genetics)

Benchmark Genetics is looking to strengthen its genetics team with two new hires.

Dr. Grayzella Yoshida is the new senior geneticist that will be working at the company’s head office in Bergen, Norway. She earned her MSc in Animal Science from the University of Maringa, Brazil in 2014 and her PhD in Genetics and Animal Breeding from Sao Paulo State University in 2018.

She has worked with a renowned research group at the University of Chile with José Manuel Yáñez, supporting the development and uptake of quantitative and genomic tools in research and development projects. She also has extensive experience from support to applied breeding programs for salmonids and tilapia in Chile and Brazil.

Hans Ekvall is the new junior geneticist. He recently completed his European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EMABG) program with combined studies at Georg August University in Germany and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). His Master’s program focused on breeding program designs and comparative methylome studies on ISA in Atlantic salmon.

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