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Korsten, L (Prof)


Prof Lise Korsten


is a full professor in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of Pretoria (UP). Prof Lise Korsten has more than 20 years of experience working on fresh produce focusing on postharvest disease, food safety and disease diagnostics using molecular methods. She has published 73 peer-reviewed papers and 11 invited book chapters and has also compiled two series of books for the FAO covering horticultural supply chain management and food safety in selected fruit and vegetable chains.


Prof Korsten’s current and future projects focus on food safety for the South African fresh produce industry, postharvest technology aimed at reducing postharvest losses encountered during the fresh produce supply chain and mushroom research.


Tel: +27 12 420 3295 

Email: [email protected]



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