Bjørn Christian Schirmer

Toxinology Research Group
Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Elizabeth Stephansens vei 1
1433 Ås

Tel.: +47/938 94 256

Research interests

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.


Ongoing projects

Jekyll & Hyde


GreenBait – Progress toward environmentally safer rodenticides

Recent projects

Muggfritt pinnekjøtt – Efficient production of mould-free dry cured lamb ribs (pinnekjøtt) and other dry cured meat products (FFL and JA Grant no. 244627).