Morten Poulsen

Research Group for Risk Benefit

  • Henrik Dams Allé, 201, 112

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Personal profile


My research is focussed on the effect of fruit, vegetables, novel food and functional food on a range of health parameters.

Furthermore, one of the key objectives in my research is to optimise and validate the scientific methods to ensure that foods and food ingredients are safe to the consumers.

I give advices to the Danish food authorities within novel foods, functional foods, GM foods, food enzymes, food supplements, macronutrients etc.

I have a scientific background within biology, toxicology and nutrition.

Other information

Coordinator in the EU 6th framework programme 2004-2007: STREP-project “Quantitative risk assessment strategies for novel foods (NOFORISK)”. Workpackage leader: EU 5th framework programme 2000-2004: Research project “Safety testing of transgenic food (SAFOTEST)” • EU 6th framework programme 2006-2010: IP-project “Increasing fruit consumption through trans-disciplinary approach leading to high quality produce from environmentally safe sustainable methods (ISAFRUIT)” Co-contractor: The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, 2007-2010: “Prebiotics for Prevention of Gut Infections (PreGI)” Member of a scientific Committee Working Group of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Research management, Danish School of Public Administration

Sept 2008Feb 2009

PhD education, Roskilde University


Biology, University of Copenhagen


External positions

Senior scientist, Technical University of Denmark

2002 → …

Researcher, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration


Risk assessor, National Food Agency of Denmark



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