Matís Staff

Páll Steinþórsson

Project Manager

Range: Microorganisms

Phone: +354 4225103 /


Focus Areas:

Sterilization, Hygiene, Food poisoning, Bacteria, Microbiology

RITASKRÁ / Publications


Guðmundur Gunnarsson, Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir, Heiða Pálmadóttir, Páll Steinþórsson, Vigfús Ásbjörnsson. Minimizing spoilage in lobster with enzyme inhibition and hypothermia / Minimizing spoilage in Nephrops in Iceland. Matís Report 25-11, 26 p. Closed report. Report summary.

Hannes Magnússon, Ása Þorkelsdóttir, Páll Steinþórsson, Emilia Martinsdóttir. 2007. Smurfit Kappa Rena MAP test at HB Grandi hf in Iceland. Matís report 02-07, 10 pages.

Páll Steinþórsson. 1994. Assessment of microbial numbers in fish using the "Direct Epifluorescent Filter Technique" (DEFT). IFL report no. 65, 7 p.

Emilia Martinsdóttir, Hannes Magnússon, Páll Steinþórsson. 1991. Shelf life of unfrozen and thawed fillets in ice cream. 30. Rit Rf, 42 p.

Hannes Magnússon, Emilia Martinsdóttir, Páll Steinþórsson. 1990. Effect of freezing and cold storage on the shelf life of cod after thawing. 26. Rit Rf, 35 p.

Páll Steinþórsson. 1989. Examination of the incidence of Camylobacter and Salmonella pathogens in marine products. 20. Rit Rf,

GENERAL ARTICLES / Articles in non-refereed journals:

 Páll Steinþórsson. 1989. Camylobacter common pathogens in humans. The fin.

 Hannes Magnússon, Páll Steinþórsson (1988), The effect of potassium sorbate on the shelf life of haddock fillets., Fiskvinnslan, 2/88: 31-35.


Teaching in microbiology at the Fish Processing School in Hafnarfjörður 1987-2000.

Has participated in courses regarding hygiene and cleaning under the auspices of IFL and in practical teaching at the "Food Science of Microorganisms" at the University of Iceland.

Lecturer / Lecturer at the United Nations University Fisheries Training Program from 1998.

Participant in the Rannís project "Scientist on loan."