Professor Beatrice Pool-Zobel, PhD, from University Jena has been one of the leaders in developing novel approaches, to determine genotoxicity and DNA damage in human colon cells from biopsies. She was also one of the first to use new methods of gene expression for the specific field of nutritional toxicology and cancer prevention. She has participated in or is performing a number of EU projects: Phenolic phytoprotectants, The Comet Assay, Second generation functional foods, Seasonal dietary antioxidant levels, SYNCAN, PHYTOPREVENT and 4 concerted actions. Professor Beatrice Pool-Zobel died May 2008. SEAFOODplus is very grateful for her valuable contribution to the project and for her great contribution to the development of human nutritional science.