Amritha Johny, MFSc


Toxinology Research Group
Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Ullevålsveien 68
0454 Oslo/Norway

Tel.: +47/90261691

Skype name: amrithajohny90


Research interests

Food safety: Identification of carryover potential of plant peptides, mycotoxins and bioactive compounds from plant-based aqua feeds to fish and thereby to access the potential health risk to consumers. Specially interested in working with fish health and welfare.


Bachelor degree in Fisheries Science from Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, (Cochin) India. Master’s in Fisheries Science with specialization in Fish genetics and Breeding from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, (Mumbai), under Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR). Research experience based on genetic study on orange spot inheritance in P. reticulata using microsatellite DNA markers and color quantification in the same using MATLAB analyzing tool. Currently pursuing doctoral study in Norwegian Veterinary Institute from 2017 April in the project ‘SafeFish’ under the supervision of Dr. Christiane Kruse Faste, of Toxinology Research Group.


Ongoing projects

SafeFish– Implications of green Fish feed for consumer safety – carry-over of plant peptides, natural toxins and bioactive componds (NFR Havbruk2) – 2016-2020


  1. Johny A, Ivanova L, Østbye T-KK, Fæste CK. Biotransformation of soy phytoestrogens in enzymatically characterized liver microsomes and primary hepatocytes of Atlantic salmon. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2020, 197: 110611.
  2. Johny A, Faeste CK, Bogevik AS, Berge GM, Fernandes JMO, Ivanova L. Development and validation of a liquid chromatography high-resolution mass spectrometry method for the simultaneous determination of mycotoxins and phytoestrogens in plant-based fish feed and exposed fish. Toxins 2019, 11.