Matis OHF (Iceland)

Matis OHF (Iceland)

 

Matis ltd. – Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D is a public commercial food research company founded in Iceland in 2007, following the merger of three public food research institutes. The role of Matis is to engage in food research, innovation and safety to increase the value of food through research, development, dissemination of knowledge and consultancy.

 

Matis specialised fields include fisheries research, fisheries management, food traceability, markets, processing technology, environmental research, food quality and safety, chemical and physical properties of food and feed, genetics, aquaculture, biotechnology, microbiological & chemical and consulting. Matis has state of the art facilities at its laboratories performing cutting edge research in close collaboration with various Universities, Institutes and Industry throughout the world. Matis has coordinated and participated in numerous national, Nordic and EU funded projects.

 

Over the last 5 years Matis has successfully coordinated number of H2020, FP7 and FP6 projects, including Farfish H2020, PrimeFish H2020 and MareFrame FP7. In addition, Matis has been and is a partner in number other successful H2020 & FP7 projects. Matis therefore has great deal of experience of project- and administrative management and has administrative capability to deliver successful European and international research projects.

Partners / Researchers

Valur N. Gunnlaugsson

MSc in Food Science from the University of Leeds. He is running Impact Liaison for Matis and currently handling the administrative work for the PrimeFish (H2020-635761) project. Valur has worked on a number of European and Nordic project and managed number of multidisciplinary RTD project in Iceland. Valur has worked closely with several SMEs during his time at Matis and has a good industry connection and hands-on experience from the industry.

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GudmundurStefansson

PhD in Food Science from University of Leeds. Dr.Gudmundur Stefansson background is R&D activities (1986-2000) including that of participating in national and European research projects, various roles in international fish businesses (2000-2012) such as project manager, operational manager, plant manager, vice MD and R&D director and since 2012, a research group leader at Matis. Gudmundur is currently the coordinating the PrimeFish (H2020-635761) project as number of other projects, both on local and national scale.

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Anna KristínDaníelsdóttir

PhD in Population Genetics from University College Dublin. Anna is Chief Research Officer at Matis. She has over 20 years’ experience in coordinating, managing and participating in National, Nordic and European RTD projects. She was the coordinator of the Nordic HerMix and EU-FP7 EcoFishMan and MareFrame projects. Member of PC FP7/H2020 Environment of the Cooperation Programme since 2006. Author of more than 45 peer-reviewed publications.

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Oddur M. Gunnarsson

BSc in Production Engineering, Odense University of Technology. Dir. of Scientific Development at Matis since 2008. He has been Senior adviser at The Nordic Industrial Fund at the Nordic Innovation Centre (NiCE), responsible for the SME Forum, Nordic Research Area Net Programme in food and activities within food- and biotechnology. WP leader in the PROFORSAFE ERA-NET and Coordinator of the SAFEFOODERA ERA-NET. He is a member of the FP7 PC for the KBBE of the Cooperation Programme since 2006, and will advise on the administrative part of the project.