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Nofima Scientist Appointed Professor Of Seafood


NORWAY - Nofima scientist Joop Luten has been announced by Wageningen University in the Netherlands as Professor of Seafood.

Professor Luten will lead the university’s research on the relationship between the diet of fish and the nutritional and sensory (taste and smell) characteristics of fish as health-promoting food for humans.

“This is a real feather in the cap for Nofima and Norwegian research,” says Nofima CEO Øyvind Fylling-Jensen.

“Wageningen University is an extremely recognised university and is ranked highly among European universities. We believe that this appointment will be of great significance for Nofima’s seafood research and for our opportunities to further increase our level of participation in international research.”

The Wageningen University’s press release states that Professor Luten will focus on the fish production methods – primarily aquaculture – that reflect the consumer preference for fresh, nutritious, high-quality fish and on innovative market research in this area.

Professor Luten will combine his position at Wageningen University with his scientific position at Nofima in Tromsø.