Professor Lise Korsten, co-director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE), is among 20 of South Africa’s leading scholars and scientists recently inaugurated as Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).
An expert in food safety and regulatory control, the University of Pretoria based Professor Korsten developed South Africa’s biological control agent for fruit and established a research group in sanitary and phytosanitary aspects of international trade.
Her research focuses on complementary fields of postharvest technology and food safety as related to international trade in fresh produce. She has been able to establish research teams in food safety, postharvest technology, biocontrol and mushroom health. Together with her team, she has developed several innovative technologies to reduce disease and prevent product contamination.
Professor Korsten is editor of Crop Protection Journal and chairs the International Society for Plant Pathology Task Force on Global Food Security.
As the official Academy of South Africa, ASSAf has as core function to honour the country’s most outstanding scholars by electing them to Membership of the Academy. Membership of the Academy is a great honour and is in recognition of scholarly achievement.
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