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Nofima appoints research director

Erik-Jan Lock will join Nofima as research director for nutrition and feed technology and will work closely with industry actors to shape the transition to a more sustainable food chain.

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Erik-Jan Lock. Photo: Private

January 10, 2023


Nofima appointed Erik-Jan Lock as research director for nutrition and feed technology. Lock is currently head of research for food and nutrition at the Institute of Marine Research and holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Bergen.

“Nofima has really achieved a lot in recent years and I am looking forward to being part of the team. I find their all-around approach to working with food and having highly skilled people down the line very attractive. My background is in nutrition research and policy advice, and I look forward to working closely with industry actors to shape the transition to a more sustainable food chain. I believe my background fits in well with what Nofima stands for in terms of food from farm to fork,” said Lock.

Lock has an MSc in aquaculture and fisheries from Wageningen University and a PhD in fish physiology from Radboud University Nijmegen. He started at NIFES in 2007 and has worked in several fields, such as mineral nutrition and new food resources.

“I look forward to having Erik-Jan as research director. He has broad experience in the field of research he will lead and knows the subject area and the means of production very well. His know-how on the development of new food areas fits very well with our long-term plan for research, in which sustainable food is an important focus area,” said Bente Torstensen, division director for aquaculture.

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