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Biography Ragnhild Dragøy Whitaker
I work as research manager in the marine biotechnology (MB) group at Nofima. In this group, we focus on the development of new technologies and products derived from marine biomass. We work with both fisheries co-streams as well as new and conventional marine biomass sources. Our research is targeted towards the identification, extraction and production of high-value products taken from laboratory to industrial scale in a step-wise process. I have experience from academia and industry, and I have worked with both basic and applied research. My research expertize lays within the extraction of high value products from marine biomass, identification and analysis of bioactivity in various prokaryote and eukaryote systems, single cell arrays, fiber-optics, and synthesis and use of different composition nanopraticles for use within drug delivery and imaging.
Ragnhild Dragøy has 12 scientific publications in Cristin:
Park, Yoonjee C.; Paulsen, Jeffrey L.; Nap, Rikkert J.; Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Mathiyazhagan, Vidhya; Song, Yi-Qiao; Hürlimann, Martin D.; Szleifer, Igal; Wong, Joyce Y.; 2014: Adsorption of Supermagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles on Silica and Calcium Carbonate Sand
Park, Yoonjee C.; Smith, Jared B.; Pham, Tuan; Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Sucato, Christopher A.; Hamilton, James A.; Bartolak-Suki, Elizabeth; Wong, Joyce Y.; 2014: Effect of PEG molecular weight on stability, T2contrast, cytotoxicity,and cellular uptake of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles(SPIONs)
Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Ingebrigtsen, Sveinung Gaarden; Naderkhani, Elenaz; Skar, Merete L.; Flaten, Gøril Eide; 2013: Investigation of parameters influencing incorporation, retention and cellular cytotoxicity in liposomal formulations of poorly soluble camptothecin
Park, Yoonjee C.; Luce, Adam C.; Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Amin, Bhumica; Cabodi, Mario; Nap, Rikkert J.; Szleifer, Igal; Cleveland, Robin O.; Nagy, Jon O.; Wong, Joyce Y.; 2012: Tunable Diacetylene Polymerized Shell Microbubbles as Ultrasound Contrast Agents
Park, Yoonjee C.; Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Nap, Rikkert J.; Paulsen, Jeffrey L.; Mathiyazhagan, Vidhya; Doerrer, Linda H.; Song, Yi-Qiao; Hürlimann, Martin D.; Szleifer, Igal; Wong, Joyce Y.; 2012: Stability of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles at Different pH Values: Experimental and Theoretical Analysis
Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Truhlar, Laura M.; Yüksel, Deniz; Walt, David R.; Williams, Mark D.; 2010: Synthesis and Biological Testing of Penicillins: An Investigative Approach to the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory
Ragnhild Dragøy has 10 other publications in Cristin:
De Santi, Concetta; Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Moe, Elin; Almqvist, Frederik; Willassen, Nils Peder; Haugen, Peik; 2016: Microbial communities and moving bed technology as tools for conversion of marine biomass
Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Olsen, Stein Harris; Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; James, Philip; Evensen, Tor Hatten; Mortensen, Atle; Olsen, Bjørn Ronald; 2016: Levendelagring av snøkrabbe (Chionoecetes opilio) – effekt av individtetthet og fôring på overlevelse og skade
Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Olsen, Stein Harris; Thesslund, Tina; Hustad, Anette; Mortensen, Atle; 2016: Effekt av vanntemperatur på overlevelse, adferd og oksygenforbruk hos snøkrabbe (Chionoecetes opilio)
Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Altintzoglou, Themistoklis; Afseth, Nils Kristian; Pleym, Ingelinn Eskildsen; Lindberg, Diana; 2016: Biotechnology for the recovery of valuable protein and peptides from by-products and production of added value ingredients for nutraceuticals, functional foods and cosmetics
1. January 2016 – 31. December 2018
To develop a sustainable biorefinery process by using synthetic microbial communities and Moving Bed Technology to transform low cost marine rest raw materials to high value compounds.
2. January 2017 – 27. December 2019
The overall goal for this project is twofold; the establishment of biovalorization processes to convert unutilized marine raw rest materials into valuable bioproducts on a pilot scale.