Runar Gjerp Solstad is a scientist in marine biotechnology at Nofima the Norwegian institute of food fisheries and aquaculture research where he started working in 2016. He holds a PhD from UiT The Arctic University of Norway focused on isolation and characterisation of novel marine antimicrobial peptides. Current research focuses primarily on utilisation of marine side streams. Common methods include enzymatic hydrolysis and filtration techniques in addition to working on the scalability of these processes from laboratory to pilot scale.