|Toxinology Research Group
Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Elizabeth Stephansens vei 1
Tel.: +47/475 12 184
I work with both mycology and analytical chemistry.
Currently I am working on establishing a MALDI-imaging platform that will enable us to make 2-D visualisations of molecules of interest in various tissues. In addition, I have experience with sampling and identifying moulds from the environment and I work with the chemical analyses of various toxins in food, feed, water and animal tissue.
I have a MSc degree in chemistry / biotechnology from NTNU, Trondheim (2005), and a PhD in food microbiology from NMBU / Nofima (2009). Between 2009 and 2018 I worked on several industry related projects to reduce the risk of microbial growth and survival in processing facilities (Listeria monocytogenes and Penicillium sp.). From 2018 to 2021 I worked on the moving project helping to prepare the new facilities in Ås and I have since worked with both mycology and analytical chemistry.
Muggfritt pinnekjøtt – Efficient production of mould-free dry cured lamb ribs (pinnekjøtt) and other dry cured meat products (FFL and JA Grant no. 244627).
- Schirmer, B. C.; Liland, K. H.; Øverby, L.; Skaar, I.; Kure, C. F., Suitability of FTIR to distinguish pure cultures of problematic mould species from closely related species in the meat industry. Journal of Applied Microbiology 2021, 131 (5), 2308-2316.
- Schirmer, B.C.; Sørheim, O.; Skaar, I.; Kure, C.F. The influence of concentrations of carbond ioxide and residual oxygen on the growth of meat spoilage moulds. J Food Sci Nutri 2020.