Biography Kjersti Aaby
I am a research scientist at the Department Food and Health. Our aim is to help food producers to develop food for better health by new products and improved production methods, or the use of correct packaging, storage conditions and preparation methods. My research focus and main interest is on bioactive compounds, primarily polyphenols, in berries and how they vary with genotype and other factors, especially how they are affected by processing and storage. The faith of polyphenols in the body and their bioactivity and potential health effects also engage me. To characterize and quantify polyphenols and other compounds, I use HPLC with different detectors, such as UV-visible light and mass spectrometry.
Kjersti Aaby has 56 publications at Nofima:
1. January 2021 – 31. December 2024
The main aim in SusHealth is to contribute to sustainable food production and innovative value-creation for Norwegian primary producers and food industry.
1. January 2019 – 31. December 2022
The aim of WILDBERRIES is to increase predictability and value creation of Norwegian wild berries.
1. January 2014 – 31. December 2017
The aim of the project is to increase the competitiveness of Norwegian berry production and berry industry through well suited, new cultivars of strawberries and raspberries for processing and fresh market.
1. October 2012 – 31. December 2016
The main objective of the BACCHUS project is to develop tools and resources that will facilitate the generation of robust and exploitable scientific evidence that can be used to support claims of a cause and effect relationship between consumption of bioactive peptides and polyphenols, and beneficial physiological effects related to cardiovascular health in humans.