Jon Olav Vik

About Jon Olav Vik:

Systems biology for salmon farming is what I do. I lead the DigiSal project (, whose full title is "Towards the Digital Salmon: From a reactive to a pre-emptive research strategy in aquaculture". DigiSal is part of Digital Life, the first call dedicated to systems biology by the Research Council of Norway. I'm also one of the lead modellers in GenoSysFat (, working to improve the omega-3 content of salmon farmed on sustainable feeds by understanding the interplay between nutrition and genetics ("feeding and breeding").

My broad background in quantitative biology ranges from ecology to climate effects to cardiac modelling. For five years I worked on causally cohesive genotype-phenotype modelling and the analysis and comparison of virtual physiology models. I have also worked within the Infrastructure for Systems Biology Europe (ISBE), laying the foundations for "modelling as a service" to academia and industry.

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