Christin Plassen, B. Sc.

Section for Chemistry
Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Elizabeth Stephansens vei 1
1433 Ås


Tel.: +47 48 29 21 05
Mob: +47 934 03 394


Research interests

Method development concerning immunoassays for quantitative detection. Special interest in allergens and mycotoxins.


Method development concerning immunoassays for quantitative detection. Special interest in allergens and mycotoxins.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Østfold University College. Business economist from Trondheim Business School (TBS). Method development, validation, quality assurance and accreditation for methods such as different technigues of atomic absorption spectroscopy, HPLC and immunological methods for detection of food allergens. Some knowledge to molecular technics.

Ongoing Projects

Radioactivity (Cs-137) in food and feed (directed by Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority)

Mycotoxins in food and feed (Norwegian Food Safety Authority)

Analysis of rotenonGyrodatylus extermination

Recent projects

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

ALLERVACC – Novel type vaccine against food allergy (NFR 226127) 2013-2016

Anisakis simplex – Development of tools for product control and human risk evaluation in fishery value chains (Anisakis simplex).

Food Allergen Methods – Development of a coordinated research program for food allergens – identification, modification and in vivo responses


  • 2002, Egaas E, Skarpeid HJ, Løvberg K, Moen LH, Plassen C, Halstensen TS: Kartlegging av gluten i glutenfrie produkter. Cøliakinytt 1, 12-15
  • 2004, SivertsenT, Plassen C: Hepatic Cobalt and Copper Levels in Lambs in Norway. Acta vet. Scand. 2004, 45, 69-77.
  • 2005, L.H.Moen, G.B.Sletten, I.Miller, C.Plassen, A.C.Gutleb, E.Egaas. Rocket immunoelektrophoresis and ELISA as complementary methods in determination of casein in foods. Food and Agricultural Immunology 2005, 16 (2): 83-90
  • 2006, C.K.Fæste, L.Holden, C.Plassen, B.Almli: Senitive time-resolved fluorimmunoassay for the detection of hazelnut (Corylus avellana) protein traces in food matrices. Journal of Immunological Methods 314 (2006) 114-122.
  • 2008, Fæste C.K, Plassen, C : Quantitative Sandwich ELISA for the determination of Fish in Foods. Journal of Immunological Methods 329 (2008) 45-5.
  • 2008, Dooper MMBW, Plassen C, Holden L, Moen LH, Namork E, Egaas E: Antibody binding towards hazelnut proteins: the effects of extraction procedure and hazelnut source. Journal of Arg. Food Chem, 2008; 19: 229-40.
  • Dooper MMBW, Plassen C, Holden L, Lindvik H, Fæste C.K, 2009. IgE cross-reactivity between lupine conglutins and peanut allergens in serum of lupine-allergic individuals.
    J.Invest Allergol, Clin Immunol; 19.
  • 2014, Fæste C.K, Plassen C, Løvberg K, Moen A, Egaas E: Detection of Proteins from the Fish Parasite Anisakis simplex in Norwegian Farmed Salmon and Processed Fish Products. Food Analytical Methods Volume 7-number 10.ISSN 1936-9751
  • 2014 Fæste C.K, Levsen A, Lin AH, Larsen N, Plassen C, Moen A, Do TH, Egaas E. Fish feed as source of potentially