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Biografi Simon Ballance

Jeg har vært ansatt i Nofima siden november 2007 og jobber i dag som forsker i avdelingen for Mat & Helse. Mine (undergraduate
og postgraduate degrees), i henholdsvis geografi og miljø-biokjemi er fra University of Manchester, UK. Siden jeg flyttet til Norge i 2001 har jeg jobbet med karbohydrater og biopolymer.
Min første jobb i Norge var en Post-Doc ved Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskaplige Universitet (NTNU) i Trondheim (2001-2007). Forskning Karbohydrater og human helse
Det overordnete målet med min forskning er å studere sammenhengen mellom karbohydratinntak og human helse. Pr i dag består min forskningsportefølje av (i) grunnleggende forskning på
mekanismer ansvarlig for positive helseeffekter fra bygg, havre og gjærß-glucaner (ii) dynamisk in vitro modellering av cereal fordøyelse og assosiert glykemisk respons (iii) Anvendt forskning i samarbeid med industrien for å utvikle en industriell prosess som fjerner glukose fra frukt juice med
tanke på å lage en ny klasse av sunn, funksjonell mat. ß-glukaner er, på grunn av sine enkle struktur, en ideell modell for å studere effekten av kostfiber på human helse. Selv om ß-glukaner allerede
har vist seg å redusere postprandial blod glukose og blod kolestrol, er det fortsatt diskutert om de, eller fragmenter av, er biotilgjengelige. Som en del av EU’s 7th Framework programme (KBBE)
“Dietary fibres supporting gut and immune function – from polysaccharide to health claim” vil vi utvikle nye metoder for å bestemme og kvantifisere

Simon Ballance har 41 publikasjoner ved Nofima:

Advanced structural characterisation of agar-based hydrogels: Rheological and small angle scattering studies

Martinez-Sanz, Marta; Ström, Anna; Lopez-Sanchez, Patricia; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Ballance, Simon; Zobel, Hanne; Sokolova, Anna; Gilbert, Elliot Paul; Lopez-Rubio, Amparo

2020

Characterisation of the molecular properties of scleroglucan as an alternative rigid rod molecule to xanthan gum for oropharyngeal dysphagia

Li, Xinxin; Lu, YuDong; Adams, Gary G.; Zobel, Hanne; Ballance, Simon; Wolf, Bettina; Harding, Stephen Ernest

2020

Cereal beta-glucan and glycaemic response

Rieder, Anne; Ballance, Simon

2019

Glycemic response to low sugar apple juice treated with invertase, glucose oxidase and catalase

Laue, C.; Ballance, Simon; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Papazova, E.; Soeth, E.; Pannenbeckers, A.; Schrezenmeir, J.

2019

INFOGEST static in vitro simulation of gastrointestinal food digestion

Brodkorb, André; Egger, Lotti; Alminger, Marie; Alvito, Paula; Assunção, Ricardo; Ballance, Simon; Bohn, Torsten; Bourlieu-Lacanal, Claire; Boutrou, Rachel; Carrière, Frédéric; Clemente, Alfonso; Corredig, Milena; Dupont, Didier; Dufour, Claire; Edwards, Catharina; Golding, Matt; Karakaya, Sibel; Kirkhus, Bente; Le Feunteun, Steven; Lesmes, Uri; Macierzanka, Adam; Mackie, Alan R.; Martins, Carla; Marze, Sébastien; McClements, David Julian; Ménard, Olivia; Minekus, Mans; Portmann, Reto; Santos, Cláudia N.; Souchon, Isabelle; Singh, R. Paul; Vegarud, Gerd Elisabeth; Wickham, Martin S. J.; Weitschies, Werner; Recio, Isidra

2019

Predicting mixed-meal measured glycaemic index in healthy subjects

Ballance, Simon; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Fosvold, Øivind Winther; Fernandez, Alda Sainz; Monro, John

2018

Use of the Extended Fujita method for representing the molecular weight and molecular weight distributions of native and processed oat beta-glucans

Channel, Guy A.; Adams, Gary G.; Lu, YuDong; Gillis, Richard B.; Dinu, Vlad; Grundy, Myriam; Bajka, Balazs H.; Butterworth, Peter J.; Ellis, Peter R.; Mackie, Alan; Ballance, Simon; Harding, Stephen Ernest

2018

Characterisation of insulin analogues therapeutically available to patients

Adams, Gary G.; Meal, Andrew; Morgan, Paul. S.; Alsahrani, Qushmua E.; Zobel, Hanne; Lithgo, Ryan; Kok, M. Samil; Besong, David T. M.; Jiwani, Shahwar I.; Ballance, Simon; Harding, Stephen E.; Chayen, Naomi; Gillis, Richard B.

2018

Quantification of 1,3-B-D-glucan from yeast added as a functional ingredient to bread

Rieder, Anne; Ballance, Simon; Böcker, Ulrike; Knutsen, Svein Halvor

2018

Sluttrapport for prosjekt: Økt konkurransekraft for norske poteter (2013-2017). Internt dokument til referansegruppa

Molteberg, Eldrid Lein; Johansen, Tor Jacob; Eikemo, Håvard; Afseth, Nils Kristian; Ballance, Simon

2017

Impact of hydrothermal and mechanical processing on dissolution kinetics and rheology of oat β-glucan

Grundy, Myriam M.-L.; Quint, Janina; Rieder, Anne; Ballance, Simon; Dreiss, Cecile A.; Butterworth, Peter J.; Ellis, Peter R.

2017

The impact of oat structure and β-glucan on in vitro lipid digestion

Grundy, Myriam; Quint, Janina; Rieder, Anne; Ballance, Simon; Dreiss, Cécile A.; Cross, Kathryn L.; Gray, Robert; Bajka , Balazs H.; Butterworth, Peter J.; Ellis, Peter R.; Wilde, Peter J.

2017

Glyceamic and insulinaemic response to mashed potato alone, or with broccoli, broccoli fibre or cellulose in healthy adults

Ballance, Simon; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Fosvold, Øivind Winther; Wickham, Martin; Trenado, Carmen Diaz-Toledo; Monro, John

2016

The harmonized INFOGEST in vitro digestion method: From knowledge to action

Egger, Lotti; Ménard, Olivia; Delgado-Andrade, Cristina; Alvito, Paula; Assuncao, Ricardo; Ballance, Simon; Barberá, Reyes; Brodkorb, Andre; Cattenoz, Thomas; Clemente, Alfonso; Comi, Irene; Dupont, Didier; Garcia-Llatas, Guadalupe; Lagarda, Maria Jesus; Le Feunteun, Steven; Duijghuijsen, Lonneke Janssen; Karakaya, Sibel; Lesmes, Uri; Mackie, Alan R.; Martins, Carla; Meynier, Anne; Miralles, Beatriz; Murray, Brent S.; Philanto, Anne; Picariello, Gianluca; Santos, Claudia N.; Simsek, Sebnem; Recio, Isidra; Rigby, Neil; Rioux, Laurie-Eve; Stoffers, Helena; Tavares, Ana; Tavares, Lucelia; Turgeon, Sylvie; Ulleberg, Ellen Kathrine; Vegarud, Gerd Elisabeth; Vergères, Guy; Portmann, Reto

2016

Lipopolysaccharide quantification and alkali-based inactivation in polysaccharide preparations to enable in vitro immune modulatory studies

Govers, Coen; Tomassen, Monic M. M.; Rieder, Anne; Ballance, Simon; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Mes, Jurriaan J.

2016

Evaluation of Hand-Held Instruments for Representative Determination of Glucose in Potatoes

Helgerud, Trygve; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Afseth, Nils Kristian; Stene, Kim Frode; Rukke, Elling-Olav; Ballance, Simon

2016

Structural characterization of a branched (1 → 6)-α-mannan and β-glucans isolated from the fruiting bodies of Cantharellus cibarius

Nyman, Anna Armika Tussilago; Aachmann, Finn Lillelund; Rise, Frode; Ballance, Simon; Samuelsen, Anne Berit C.

2016

Mixing properties and rheological characteristics of dough used to make potato-cereal soft wraps

Helgerud, Trygve; Schüller, Reidar Barfod; Dessev, Tzvetelin; Rukke, Elling-Olav; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Afseth, Nils Kristian; Ballance, Simon

2016

Minimizing molecular weight reduction of β-glucan during barley bread making

Rieder, Anne; Ballance, Simon; Løvaas, André; Knutsen, Svein Halvor

2015

Particulate yeast β-glucan is internalized by RAW 264.7 macrophages and reduces the activity of the tumor-associated protease legumain

Berven, Lise; Skjeldal, Frode Miltzow; Prydz, Kristian; Zubaidi, Layla Mohammad Khader; Ballance, Simon; Johansen, Harald Thidemann; Samuelsen, Anne Berit C.

2015

Towards on-line prediction of dry matter content in whole unpeeled potatoes using near-infrared spectroscopy

Helgerud, Trygve; Wold, Jens Petter; Pedersen, Morten Bøhler; Liland, Kristian Hovde; Ballance, Simon; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Rukke, Elling-Olav; Afseth, Nils Kristian

2015

Inter-laboratory evaluation of SEC-post-column calcofluor for determination of the weight-average molar mass of cereal β-glucan

Rieder, Anne; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Ulset, Ann-Sissel Teialeret; Christensen, Bjørn E.; Andersson, Roger; Mikkelson, Atte; Tuomainen, Päivi; Maina, Ndegwa; Ballance, Simon

2015

A standardised static in vitro digestion method suitable for food-an international consensus

Minekus, Mans; Alminger, Marie; Alvito, Paula; Ballance, Simon; Bohn, T; Bourlieu, Claire; Carriere, F; Boutrou, Rachel; Corredig, M; Dupont, D; Dufour, Claire; Egger, L; Golding, M; Karakaya, Sibel; Kirkhus, Bente; le Feunteun, Steven; Lesmes, U; Macierzanka, Adam; Mackie, Alan; Marze, Sebastien; McClements, D. J.; Ménard, O.; Recio, I.; Santos, C. N.; Singh, R. P.; Vegarud, Gerd Elisabeth; Wickham, M. S. J.; Weitschies, Werner; Brodkorb, A.

2014

Varm potet kald potet...

Ballance, Simon

2013

Evaluation of gastric processing and duodenal digestion of starch in six cereal meals on the associated glycaemic response using an adult fasted dynamic gastric model

Ballance, Simon; Sahlstrøm, Stefan; Lea, Per; Nagy, Nina Elisabeth; Andersen, Petter V.; Dessev, Tzvetelin; Hull, Sarah; Vardakou, Maria; Faulks, Richard

2013

Cereal beta-glucan quantification with calcofluor-application to cell culture supernatants

Rieder, Anne; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Ballance, Simon; Grimmer, Stine J Staavi; Airado-Rodriguez, Diego

2012

Xylem defense wood of Norway spruce compromised by the pathogenic white-rot fungus Heterobasidion parviporum shows a prolonged period of selective decay

Nagy, Nina Elisabeth; Ballance, Simon; Kvaalen, Harald; Fossdal, Carl Gunnar; Solheim, Halvor; Hietala, Ari

2012

Near-infrared Spectroscopy for Rapid Estimation of Dry Matter Content in Whole Unpeeled Potato Tubers

Helgerud, Trygve; Segtnan, Vegard; Wold, Jens petter; Ballance, Simon; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Rukke, Elling-Olav; Afseth, Nils Kristian

2012

The localisation of pectin in Sphagnum moss leaves and its role in preservation

Ballance, Simon; Kristiansen, Kåre Andre; Skogaker, Nan E Tostrup; Tvedt, Kåre E; Christensen, Bjørn Erik

2012

Influence of graded levels of brewers dried grains on pellet quality and performance in broiler chickens

Denstadli, Vegard; Ballance, Simon; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Westereng, Bjørge; Svihus, Birger

2010

Effects of structure and xylanase treatment of brewers' spent grain on performance and nutrient availability in broiler chickens

Denstadli, Vegard; Westereng, Bjørge; Biniyam, H.G.; Ballance, Simon; Knutsen, Svein Halvor; Svihus, Birger

2010

Survival potential of wild type cellulose deficient Salmonella from the feed industry

Vestby, Lene Karine; Møretrø, Trond; Ballance, Simon; Langsrud, Solveig; Nesse, Live Lingaas

2009