Nofima has a strong tradition within multivariate data analysis, statistics, sensometrics and chemometrics. Core members such as Tormod Næs and Harald Martens have contributed to the field of chemometrics since the 70’ties, in particular to partial least squares methodology (PLS) and multivariate calibration in general. Traditionally our applications have been centered on food science, sensometrics, process modeling and spectroscopy. Today we also work with applications within the –omics area (proteomics, metabolomics, functional genomics, microbiota) as well as in microbiology and health related research.
Currently our group comprises about 10 scientists with different backgrounds, but with common interests in multivariate data analysis.