Dietary antinutrient expert
Effects on digestive and immunological functions and on health in animals and man

Åshild Krogdahl has a Ph. D. in human nutrition and is now professor in Animal nutrition, Section leader of the Aquaculture Protein Centre in Norway as well leader of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. 

Main research area:

Effects of dietary antinutrients in plant protein sources on digestive and immunological functions and on health in animals and man. Protein sources from plants contain a wide range of compounds that interfere with physiological processes for the better or worse. Intake levels often decide whether the effects are beneficial or negative. Contents of antinutrients in a particular protein source depend on factors such as plant variety and breed, soil and environmental conditions etc.. Gene modification may also have an impact on antinutrient contents. The goal of the research work is to elucidate the importance of various antinutrients, their mechanisms of action, interactions between the antinutrients and their relevance for health and wellbeing of animals and man. Carry over effects from food animals to mad is also addressed.


  • Krogdahl, Å. 1977. Effects of soybean proteinase inhibitors on pancreatic proteinases from man and animals. Ph.D. Thesis.
  • Bakke-McKellep, A.M., Koppang, E.O., Gunnes, G., Sanden, M., Hemre, G.I., Landsverk, T., Krogdahl, A., 2007. Histological, digestive, metabolic, hormonal and some immune factor responses in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., fed genetically modified soybeans. Journal of Fish Diseases 30, 65-79.
  • Thorsen, J., Lilleeng, E., Valen, E.C. and Krogdahl, Å. 2008. Proteinase-activated receptor-2: two potential inflammatory mediators of the gastrointestinal tract in Atlantic salmon. Accepted in Journal of Immunology.
Where am I?
Luciano Pinotti, University of MilanAshild Krogdahl, NVHIan Givens, Reading UniversityChris Knight, University of CopenhagenVincent Baeten, CRA-WDolores Pérez Marín, University of CordobaStephen Woodgate, Beacon ResearchJoop Luten, NofimaHans Dieter Hess, AgroscopeBart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVOJerzy Juskiewicz, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Anna Haug, UMBMindaugas Malakauskas, LVAIonelia Taranu, INCDBNARodica Criste, INCDBNAAneliya Haritova, Trakia UniversityKris Sejrsen, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and NutritionRafael Codony, University of BarcelonaFrancesc Guardiola, University of BarcelonaKatri Ling, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicinePreben Bach Holm, University AarhusDavid Arney, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicineAna Garrido Varo, University of CordobaJaroslava Ovesna, Institute of Crop ResearchKevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood ResearchNastasia Belc, Institute of Food BioresourcesRupert Bruckmaier, University of BernJohn Wallace, Rowett Research InstituteCornelia Metges and Harald Hammon, FBNJaap Keijer, WURAila Vanhatalo, University of HelsinkiJovanka Levic, Institute of Food TechnologyDavid Kenny, Institute for Food and HealthIsabelle Oswald, INRAMilan Marounek, Institute of Animal ScienceVeerle Fievez, Ghent UniversityMarcela Speranda, Faculty of Agriculture CroatiaKostas Mountzouris, Agricultural University of AthensIoannis Politis, Agricultural University of AthensMargrit Velik, Institute of Live Stock ResearchBegona de la Roza-Delgado, SERIDAJohn O`Doherty, Institute for Food and Health
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