Background and activities

S h o r t   B i o
Education : :
2003 - PhD at Dep. Biology, NTNU, Trondheim
“Cultivation of herbs and medicinal plants in Norway - Essential oil production and quality control”
1996 - Cand. scient. in Botany, Plant Physiology, Dep. Botany, NTNU, Trondheim
"Yield and quality in raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) leaf production
1991 - in Plant Production, Dep. Plant Nutr & Soil Sci, Christian-Albrecht University Kiel, Germany
Nitrate mobility in soils of Schleswig-Holstein is affected by agricultural use
Experience : :
2017- Research Adviser, Research Section, Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences, NTNU
2014-2017 Adj. Assoc. Prof. / Plant Physiology, Dep. Biology, NTNU
2005-2017 Researcher at Dep. Biology, NTNU
2003-2004    Post-doc at NTNU Social Research and Dep. Biology, NTNU
1997-2002 Research Assistant/ Researcher at NTNU Social Research, NTNU
Publications : :
54 articles in international journals, 6 book chapters, 6 articles in national journals, 34 reports, 48 scientific lectures and 44 posters
Earlier Research Projects and related Activities (2012-2017)
EUROMA - Benchmarking of master programmes across European countries (NO: NOKUT, IBI/NTNU, UiT; The Netherlands and Sweden), 2016-17 (Info)
Improved Microbial Quality and Safety of Fish (SAFEFISHDISH), 2015-17 (ERA-Net COFASP)
Sami perfume from sweet grass (VRI Finnmark), 2016
Quality of meat from lamb and sheep (Guest researcher V. Grabez, PhD-student NMBU), 2014
Effect of plant extracts on decomposing microbial biofilm in drinking water systems (Guest researcher project: Dr. Bazargani), 2013+14
Biological-active components in raw materials and effects in fish: how to produce aquafeeds without fish meal, 2012-15 (NFR no. 217485)
Eco-values as product quality attributes in manufacturing of agricultural food ingredients, 2011-15 (NFR no. 207761)
Improving winter survival and quality of Norwegian cultivated strawberry, 2010-14 (NFR no. 199554)
Science boards, committees & editorial work
2017-  FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE – Associate editor, section Plant Metabolism and Chemodiversity
2016-2017 EUROMA Benchmarking of master programmes across European countries – Participant from Dep. Biology, NTNU
2014-2018 Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) – Member of the scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids, Materials in Contact with Food and Cosmetics
⇒   2013– LOSAM Works council at NT Faculty – union representative (deputy) for Forskerforbundet (The Norwegian Association of Researchers NAR)
2012–2015 COST Action FA 1006 – PlantEngine: Plant Metabolic Engineering for High Value Products, Working Group 1 – "Status quo and Road Map"
2012–2017 FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE Plant Metabolism and Chemodiversity – review editor, guest editor 2014/15
2011–2014 Safety representative (deputy) at Dep Biology, NTNU
2009–2013 RUBIT Reference group for berry-, potato- and vegetable production in Trøndelag – Scientific member
2002– Referee for several international scientific journals within biology, agriculture, food and chemistry (e.g. J.Agric. Food Chem., Phytochemistry, Chromatographia, BMC Biol., etc)
1997–2000 Naturvernforbundet (Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature) – Member of steering committee (South-Trøndelag county)
Master and PhD Projects (2012-2017)
Begangancha, E.H. (MSc) 2016-17 Testing a home cultivation system for production of herbs and greens: Effects of light on food quality (IBI) [on-going]
Anku, K.E. (MSc) 2016-17 Metabolic response of maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings to both drought and heat stress (IBI)
Bahita, T.L. (MSc) 2015-17 Essential oil and biodiversity study of Securidaca longependiculata (IBI)
Hjermstad-Sollerud, H. (MSc) 2014-16 Physiological and biochemical responses of the arctic plant Papaver dahlianum upon heat waves (IBI)
Negard, A. (MSc) 2013-15 Stress responses induced by temperature and light conditions in Brassica napus (IBI)
Nguyen, T. (MSc) 2013-15 Influence of feed ingredients on lipid metabolism and quality parameters of cow's milk (IBI)
Alipanah, L. (PhD) 2011-15 Integrated response of the diatoms Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Seminavis robusta to nutrient deprivation (IBI)
Skrutvold, E. (MSc) 2014 Effects of storage and heat treatment on metabolism and quality of fresh tomato and potato (IBI)
Most Recent Publications (2012-2017)
Mohammadi-Bazargani, M., Rohloff, J., and Atapour, M. 2017 Comparative analysis of essential oil and different extracts of Ajuga chamaecistus ssp. scoparia on antibacterial activity. J. Essent. Oil Bearing Plants doi: pdf
Ahuja, I., De Vos R.C.H.,  Rohloff, J., Stoopen, G., Halle, K.K., Nazeer Ahmad, S.J., Hoang, L., Hall, R.D., and Bones, A.M. 2016 Arabidopsis myrosinases link the glucosinolate-myrosinase system and the cuticle. Sci. Rep. 6:38990 pdf
Prestegard, S.K., Erga, S.R., Steinrücken, P., Mjøs, S.A., Knutsen, G., and Rohloff, J. 2016 Specific metabolites in a Phaeodactylum tricornutum strain isolated from Western Norwegian fjord water. Mar. Drugs 14(1): 9 pdf
Bazargani, M.M., and Rohloff, J. 2016 Antibiofilm activity of essential oils and plant extracts against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli biofilms. Food Control 61:156-164 URL
Rohloff, J., Steffensen, I.-L., Bruzell, E., Granum, B., Hetland, R.B., Husøy, T., and Wicklund, T. 2016 Risk assessment of "other substances" – Piperine. Opinion of the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids, Materials in Contact with Food and Cosmetics of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, VKM Report 2016:31, Oslo, Norway. pdf
Rohloff, J., Steffensen, I.-L., Bruzell, E., Granum, B., Hetland, R.B., Husøy, T., and Wicklund, T. 2015 Risk assessment of "other substances" – Inositol. Opinion of the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids, Materials in Contact with Food and Cosmetics of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, VKM Report 2015:23, Oslo, Norway. pdf
Rohloff, J., Uleberg, E., Nes, A., Krogstad, A., Nestby, R., and Martinussen, I. 2015 Nutritional composition of bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) from forest fields in Norway - Effects of geographic origin, climate, fertilization, and soil properties. J. Appl. Bot. Food Qual. 88: 274-287. pdf
Koehler, G., Rohloff, J., Wilson, R.C., Kopka, J., Erban, A., Winge, P., Bones, A.M., Davik, J., Alsheikh, M., and Randall, S.K. 2015 Integrative “omic” analysis reveals distinctive cold responses in leaves and roots of strawberry, Fragaria × ananassa ‘Korona’. Front. Plant Sci. 6: art. 826 pdf
Alipanah, L., Rohloff, J., Winge, P., Bones, A.M., and Brembu, T. 2015 Whole cell response to nitrogen depletion in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. J. Exp. Bot. 66:6281-6296. pdf
Rohloff, J. 2015 Effekter av tørking og termisk behandling på næringsverdier og kvalitet i råvarer og prosesserte matvarer. In Norske matvarer - Verdier, muligheter og utfordringer. Ed. Iversen, N.M. Fagbokforlaget, Bergen, Norway; pp. 79-107. [Norwegian]
Rohloff, J. 2015 Analysis of polyphenolic and cyclic compounds in plants using derivatization techniques in combination with GC-MS-based metabolite profiling. Molecules 20(2): 3431-3462. pdf
Ahuja, I., Van Dam, N.M., Winge, P., Trælnes, M., Heydarova, A., Rohloff, J., Langaas, M., and Bones, A.M. 2015 Plant defence responses in oilseed rape MINELESS plants after attack by the cabbage moth Mamestra brassicae. J. Exp. Bot. 66: 579-592. pdf
Dhuli, P., Rohloff, J., and Strimbeck, R. 2014 Metabolite changes in conifer buds and needles during forced bud break in Norway spruce (Picea abies) and European silver fir (Abies alba). Front. Plant Sci. 5:706. URL
VKM 2014 Risk assessments of aspartame, acesulfame K, sucralose and benzoic acid from soft drinks, “saft”, nectar and flavoured water. Opinion of the Panel on Food Additives, Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), ISBN: 978-82-8259-151-5, Oslo, Norway, pp.61. pdf
Iversen, T.-H., Myskja, B.K., and Rohloff, J. 2014 Norsk melk danker ut hvite EU dråper. Bergens Tidende Søndag 9. nov 2014, 147(nr. 301): 16-17. [Norwegian] URL
Rohloff, J., Eidem, P., Davik, J., and Alsheikh, M. 2014 Metabolic cold acclimation of ‘Polka' and ‘Honeoye' strawberries under natural field conditions. Acta Hort. 1049: 463-466. URL
Iversen, T.-H., Rohloff, J., Christiansen, A. 2013 Genmodifiserte organismer og norske matvarer. Matindustrien 7/8: 36-38. [Norwegian]
Uleberg, E., Rohloff, J., Jaakola, L., Trost, K., Junttila, O., Häggman, H., and Martinussen, I. 2013 Både miljø og genetikk regulerer innholdet av bioaktive forbindelser i blåbær. Bioforsk FOKUS 8(2): 271-272. [Norwegian] pdf
Iversen, T.-H., Rohloff, J., Christiansen, A. 2013 Plantevernmidler i norske matvarer? Matindustrien 6: 34-36. [Norwegian]
Davik, J., Koehler, G., From, B., Torp, T., Rohloff, J., Eidem, P., Wilson, R.C., Sønsteby, A., Randall, S.K., Alsheikh, M. 2013 Dehydrin, alcohol dehydrogenase, and central metabolite levels are associated with cold tolerance in diploid strawberry (Fragaria spp.). Planta 237: 265-277. URL
Rohloff, J., Hymete, A., and Tariku, Y. 2013 Plant-derived natural products for the treatment of leishmaniasis. In Studies in Natural Products Chemistry – Bioactive Natural Products Vol. 39, Ed. A.-U. Rahman. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 381-429.
Martinussen, I., Rohloff, J., Jakkola, L., Trost, K., Junttila, O., Häggman, H., and Uleberg, E. 2012 Metabolite profiling of bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus L.). Rev. Clin. Pharmacol. Drug Ther. [Obz. Klin. Farmacol. Lek. Ter.] 10(2): M81.
Uleberg, E., Rohloff, J., Jaakola, L., Trôst, K., Junttila, O., Häggman, H., and Martinussen, I. 2012 Effects of temperature and photoperiod on yield and chemical composition of Northern and Southern clones of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.). J. Agric. Food Chem. 60: 10406-10414. URL
Koehler, G., Wilson, R.C., Goodpaster, J.V., Sønsteby, A., Lai, X., Witzmann, F.A., You, J.-S., Rohloff, J., Randall, S.K. and Alsheikh, M. 2012 Proteomic study of low temperature responses in strawberry cultivars (Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne) that differ in cold tolerance. Plant Physiol. 159(4): 1787-1805. pdf
Rohloff, J., Kopka, J., Erban, A., Winge, P., Wilson, R.C., Bones, A.M., Davik, J., Randall, S.K. and Alsheikh, M. 2012 Metabolite profiling reveals novel multi-level cold responses in the diploid model Fragaria vesca (woodland strawberry). Phytochemistry 77: 99-109. URL
Wolff, S., Karoliussen, I., Rohloff, J., and Strimbeck, R. 2012 Foliar applications of silicon fertilisers inhibit powdery mildew development in greenhouse cucumber. J. Food Agric. Envir. 10(1): 355-359. URL
Borgen, B.H., Ahuja, I., Thangstad, O.P., Honne, B.I., Rohloff, J., Rossiter, J.T., and Bones, A.M. 2012 ‘Myrosin cells' are not a prerequisite for aphid feeding on oilseed rape (Brassica napus); but affect host plant preferences. Plant Biol. 14(6): 894-904. URL
Rohloff, J., Barah, P., and Bones, A.M. 2012 Improving crop productivity and abiotic stress tolerance in cultivated Fragaria. In Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture. Eds. Tuteja, N., Gill, S.S., and Tuteja, R. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, pp.451-484 [ISBN 978-3-527-33242-7].
Koehler, G., Randall, S.K., Wilson, R.C., Winge, P., Rohloff, J., and Alsheikh, M. 2012 Molecular cold responses for two strawberry cultivars: Comparison of proteomic and microarray analysis. Acta Hort. 929: 73-79. URL
Chikwati, E.M., Venold, F.F., Penn, M.H., Rohloff, J., Refstie, S., Guttvik, A., Krogdahl, Å., and Hillestad, M. 2012 Interaction of soyasaponins with plant ingredients in diets for Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. Br. J. Nutr. 107(11): 1570-1590. URL
(updated October 18th 2017)