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  • PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

1993 …2019
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Curriculum vitae

Per Ertbjerg is the head of the Meat Technology group. He has been at University of Helsinki since August 2011, first as a Professor, then as University Lecturer and since August 2017 as Associate Professor (tenure track to full professorship). He obtained his doctoral degree in Meat Science in 1996 from The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Denmark and since then held a teaching position first at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, then at University of Copenhagen and later at University of Helsinki.

His research and professional interests include:

  • Muscle and meat biochemistry
  • Meat technology
  • The relationship between meat tenderness and proteolytic processes
  • Protein and lipid oxidation in meat and meat products
  • The mechanisms of water-holding in meat

His present teaching activities include various courses in Meat Science and in Meat Technology.

 

PhD students:

Jian Lyu: The mechanisms of meat tenderisation

Yuemei Zhang: Effect of freezing on meat

 

Positions:

2017 - present: Associate Professor, University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition

2013 - 2017   University Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, Finland

2011  - 2013 (July)        Professor, University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, Finland

2000 – 2011 (July)  Associate Professor, Department of Food Science, LIFE, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1996 - 1999               Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, LIFE, University of Copenhagen

1993 - 1996               PhD, Department of Food Science, LIFE, University of Copenhagen

1992                            Research Assistant, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

 

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • Meat Science and Technology
  • meat quality
  • meat tenderness
  • water-holding capacity
  • Proteolytic enzymes in meat
  • proteases
  • protein oxidation
  • calpain
  • cathepsin
  • myofibrils
  • connective tissue

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1993 2019

On the origin of thaw loss: Relationship between freezing rate and protein denaturation

Zhang, Y. & Ertbjerg, P., 29 Jun 2019, In : Food Chemistry. 299, 125104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Colour variability of beef in young bulls from fifteen European breeds

Ripoll, G., Alberti, P., Panea, B., Failla, S., Hocquette, J. F., Dunner, S., Sanudo, C., Olleta, J. L., Christensen, M., Ertbjerg, P., Richardson, I., Concetti, S. & Williams, J. L., Dec 2018, In : International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 53, 12, p. 2777-2785 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Effects of frozen-then-chilled storage on proteolytic enzyme activity and water-holding capacity of pork loin

Zhang, Y. & Ertbjerg, P., Nov 2018, In : Meat Science. 145, p. 375-382 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Evolution of proteolytic indicators during storage of broiler wooden breast meat

Soglia, F., Zeng, Z., Gao, J., Puolanne, E., Cavani, C., Petracci, M. & Ertbjerg, P., Apr 2018, In : Poultry Science. 97, 4, p. 1448-1455 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Low-temperature long-time cooking of meat: Eating quality and underlying mechanisms

Dominguez-Hernandez, E., Salaseviciene, A. & Ertbjerg, P., 2018, In : Meat Science. 143, p. 104-113 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

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Activities 1998 2015

Francesca Soglia

Per Ertbjerg (Host)
6 Mar 201526 Jun 2015

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Zhen Zeng

Per Ertbjerg (Host)
1 Sep 201531 Aug 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Hang Wang

Per Ertbjerg (Host)
30 Nov 201430 Nov 2015

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

International Congress on Meat Science and Technology

Per Ertbjerg (Poster Presentation)
12 Aug 201217 Aug 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Opponent of doctoral dissertation

Per Ertbjerg (Opponent)
19 Jun 2012

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation