Craig Primmer
  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)



  • Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki



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Curriculum vitae


My research capitalizes on the unique opportunities provided by the simple genetic architecture of salmon age at maturity, combined with the strengths of Atlantic salmon as a model for functional genomic, ecological and evolutionary research. Our aim is to link genotype, phenotype and fitness of this important life-history trait using approaches ranging from investigating the cellular-level processes in the laboratory to estimating reproductive success in completely natural populations. We also apply the knowledge we obtain for improving conservation and management of this iconic species. Over the years, my research has been funded by the Academy of Finland, ERC, EU as well as other local agencies. 


Education/Academic qualification

Ecological Genetics, Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 30 Nov 1999

Molecular Genetics, PhD, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Award Date: 15 Oct 1997

Science, BSc (Hons), La Trobe University

Award Date: 30 Nov 1991

Science, BSc, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 30 Nov 1990

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Ecological genetics
  • Conservation genetics
  • Population genetics
  • Salmonid fishes
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • Molecular evolution
  • Systems biology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.