Senior Scientist in Marine Biotechnology at Nofima 

Runar Gjerp Solstad

Runar Gjerp Solstad is a senior 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 into food and feed. This is an ongoing research effort to increase the utilisation of marine species beyond the current level. Common methods include enzymatic hydrolysis, TGA, HPLC-pda, spray drying and filtration techniques in addition to working on the scalability of these processes from laboratory to pilot scale.