My main research interests are classical mycology in a One Health perspective: animal, human and environmental health. More specifically the impact fungi have on food, feed and animal and human health. Current topics of interest are the development of azole resistance, appearance of novel mould species in Norway due to climate change and potential applications of fungi to address the challenge of microplastic pollution.
Graduated as a veterinarian (Cand. Med. Vet.) from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NVH) in 1988. Started to work at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) in Oslo, Norway, in 1988. Employed as PhD student 1991 and awarded PhD in 1996, Mycological survey and characterization of the mycobiota in big bale grass silage in Norway (NVI, NVH). I am currently the group leader of the Toxinology Research Group at NVI. Chairwoman of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment’s (VKM) Panel on Microbial Ecology (2015-218), and from 2018 member of VKM’s expert pool. Member of the National Commission for the Investigation of Research Misconduct, The Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees (2017-). Awarded as de facto diplomate of the European College of Aquatic Animal Health (ECAAH).
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.