Biography Even Heir
I work as a research scientist in the research area Food safety and quality in Division Food Science. I work in particular with food safety to understand growth and survival of foodborne pathogens (e.g. Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella) in food and food production environments. We apply and evaluate new technologies ,improved cleaning and disinfection strategies and combined strategies (“Hurdle technology” concept) to obtain safe, high quality food from both the agricultural and seafood industry. Knowledge transfer to the food industry is an important part. Of special interest is biofilm formation of foodborne bacteria and bacterial adaptation to food stresses affecting growth and survival in food and food production environments.
Even Heir has 80 publications at Nofima:
1. January 2020 – 30. June 2021
The salmon industry aims for producing smoked salmon with reduced levels of salt (NaCl).
1. April 2019 – 31. March 2023
The objective of the «PathoSeq» project is to prepare Norwegian food industry for the challenges and possibilities of using modern DNA sequencing technologies for surveillance and control of foodborne pathogenic bacteria. The focus is on Listeria monocytogenes, considered the largest food safety challenge in Norwegian food processing industry.
1. January 2017 – 31. December 2020
The main goal of the strategic research program FoodMicro-Pack is to contribute to production and offering of safe and durable food, optimal packaging concepts and reduced food waste in the Norwegian food sector.