Department of Biotechnology and Food Science

Research

Turid Rustad, head of the Food Chemistry Division together with exchange researcher Manuel Félix. Photo: Per Henning/NTNU

Research at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science is structured into four scientific divisions. For further details please see below.

 

Research Divisions

 

Analysis and Control of Microbial Systems

Contact Person: Kjetill Østgaard

  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Microbial Ecology

Principal Investigators: Ingrid Bakke, Kjetill ØstgaardOlav Vadstein


Biopolymers and Biomaterials

Contact Person: Berit Løkensgard Strand

  • Applications of Biopolymers and Biomaterials
  • Carbohydrate Based Biomaterials
  • Carbohydrate Structure–Function Relationships
  • Enzymatic and Chemical Tailoring of Biopolymers

Principal Investigators: Berit Løkensgard StrandBjørn E. Christensen, Catherine Taylor NordgårdFinn L. Aachman, Gudmund Skjåk-Bræk, Kjell Morten Vårum, Kurt Draget, Marit Sletmoen


Food Science

Division Leader: Turid Rustad

  • Quality of raw materials and products, including quality changes through processing
  • Marine lipids, proteins and peptides, biopolymers, metabolites and pigments
  • Shelf life and food chain knowledge
  • Stability of marine lipids
  • Food safety, food microbiology, biofilms, hygienic design and development of hygienic processing equipment
  • Rest raw materials, new raw materials (seaweed) and sustainable production

Principal Investigators:  Turid Rustad, Anita Nordeng Jakobsen, Alexander Dikiy, Jørgen Lerfall, Eva Falch, Lisbeth Mehli, Eirin Marie Skjøndal Bar


Microbial Biotechnology

Division Leader: Trygve Brautaset

  • Alginate Biosynthesis
  • Bioenergy
  • Controlled Expression of Genes and Pathways
  • Metabolomics, Fluxomics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems - Network Biology

Principal Investigators: Eivind Almaas, Martin F. Hohhmann-MarriottHelga Ertesvåg, Per BruheimRahmi Lale, Trygve Brautaset

Contact

Berit Løkensgard Strand, Deputy of Research at the Department of BiotechnologyBerit Løkensgard Strand

Deputy of Research

Email: berit.l.strand@ntnu.no

 

 

Infrastructure

Instrument from the Inductively Coupled Plasma-High Resolution-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-HR-MS) Lab. Photo: Per Henning/NTNU

The department has access to a broad spectrum of advanced, scientific equipment

 

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR lab)

 

Infrastructure at the NV faculty