- Food safety: Analysis and capacity building in pesticides and plant toxins in food and feed of plant origin.
- Contribute to sustainable agriculture through monitoring and research on fate and occurrence of pesticides and natural toxins in the agroecosystem (plants, water, soil, sediment).
- Natural products chemistry: Metabolite profiling of plants and microorganisms, screening for natural toxins etc.
- Analysis of a range of organic chemicals customized for the needs of specific research projects (bioactive natural products, plant volatiles, organic pollutants etc).
Pesticides and natural products chemistry
The department has the largest collective expertise within pesticide chemistry in Norway. The activities include applied research of pesticides in the environment, bioactive compounds and analysis of pesticides, plant- and mycotoxins and other organic substances in food and environmental samples.