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Nofima - the food research institute


Oslovn. 1 1430 ÅS


Helga Næs (Head of Microbiology and Packaging Department)

Other staff

Anders Leufvén (Research Scientist/food packaging)

Hanne Larsen (Research Scientist/food packaging + barrier measurements, shelf life)

Marit K Pettersen (Research Scientist/food packaging + polymer chemistry)

Svend Svendsen (Research Technologist/polymer chemistry, packaging legislation)

Anlaug Ådland Hansen (Research Scientist/food packaging + fish shelf life)

Oddvin Sørhaug (Research Scientist/food packaging + meat shelf life, food waste)


+47 64 97 01 00


+47 64 97 03 33

Nofima was established on January 1, 2008, and is Europe’s largest institute for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food. The institute has around 420 employees and has an annual turnover of about NOK 500 million.We carry out internationally recognised research and develop solutions that provide a competitive edge throughout the value chain.The main office is located in Tromsø, and the research divisions are located in Averøy, Bergen, Sunndalsøra, Stavanger, Tromsø and Ås.


IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

Latest News

IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at