Professor Lise Korsten

Professor Lise Korsten

Professor Lise Korsten

Professor Lise Korsten is the co-director of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS), and the president of the African Academy of Science. Professor Korsten is based at the University of Pretoria, in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Her research focuses on complementary fields of postharvest technology and food safety related to international trade in fresh produce requirements.

Latest publications:

  • “Profiling bacterial communities of irrigation water and leafy green vegetables produced by small-scale farms and sold in informal settlements in South Africa”,
  • “Spatial diarrheal disease risks and antibiogram diversity of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in selected access points of the Buffalo River, South Africa”, PLOS ONE. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0288809
  • “Microbiological quality assessment of fresh produce: Potential health risk to children and urgent need for improved food safety in school feeding schemes”, Food Science & Nutrition. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.3506.

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