Graduated Vet. Med. and Dr. Med. Vet./PhD (Immunogenetics), Norw. School Vet. Sci, 1973 and 1986, respectively. Prof. Genetics, Norw. School Vet. Sci. 1990-1998. Visiting Scientist and visiting professor at ABRO, Edinburgh, Scotland and Center Mol. Gen. UCSD, California, 1983 and 1994/95, respectively. Founder of the breeding company GenoMar and CEO/CSO of the same 1996-2007. Founder and manager of the marine innovation network MarLife 2007- 2013. Initiator of the global marine investment fund, Holberg Triton 2014/15. Dean Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås , Norway 2014-2016, Director Sci. Tech. and Innovation, North Atlantic Seafood Forum, January 2018-current. A series of national and international services, research papers and invited chapters in books in genetics and board memberships and chairman-ships in several bio related companies. Øystein resides in Oslo.