Prof Korsten is currently a co-Director of the DSI/NRF Centre of Excellence Food Security. She is also responsible for the food safety programme within the CoE and actively interact with other researchers in various institutes. She is a senior editor for Food Security from Springer and Chair of the International Society for Plant Pathology Task Force on Global Food Security. Prof Korsten has addressed Parliament on Food Safety Control and has developed a national framework for the Government to develop a national Food Control Authority. Prof Korsten has focussed her research mainly on complementary fields of postharvest technology and food safety as related to international trade in fresh produce. As a team, her group has been able to develop several innovative technologies to reduce disease and prevent product contamination. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, chapters or books and supervised 51 MSc students, 20 PhD students and 11 Post Doctoral students.