Food Systems Biology Seminar  


Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (LSB) / Germany
AgResearch / New Zealand

Date: Monday, 9 pm (German time); Tuesday, 9 am (New Zealand time)

Location: virtual, link will follow

Language: English

Status: Registration via email

Details: Food Systems Biology is an approach by which questions in food science are addressed through integrating experiments with in silico biology.

Research seminar in food chemistry

Chair of Food Chemistry and Molecular Sensory Science
Chair of Analytical Food Chemistry
Biotechnology of Natural Products
Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

Funded by the Graduate Center Weihenstephan


When: Normally every Monday during the semester, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Where:  HS12

Language: English

If you are not a member of the Chair of Food Chemistry and Molecular Sensory Science nor of the Leibniz-LSB@TUM please register via: corinna.dawid(at)

The event offers Phd students, postdocs, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduates of the research groups of the Chair of Food Chemistry and Molecular Sensory Science and of the Leibniz-LSB@TUM a platform to present their results in form of lectures. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the broad spectrum of current research in food chemistry here at Weihenstephan Campus - from molecular sensory to toxicological aspects.

The mutual knowledge of the areas of work and interests and the stimulating and uncomplicated atmosphere should foster discussions and cooperations between the various research groups and thus strengthen the interaction of the food-chemical-oriented research groups in the location.

In addition, at least once per semester external speakers from research or industry give an exciting overview about research and developments within different food-chemical topics.


WaterTopCost-Meeting at the Leibniz-LSB@TUM

From March 22 to 24, ten scientists met in a meeting at the Leibniz-LSB@TUM organized by Andreas Dunkel, Dr. Guangjuan Luo, and PD Dr. Martin Steinhaus. One goal of the meeting was to develop further the prototype of a freely available online database that will help analyze sensory off-notes in water. To this end, the database will provide analytical parameters such as retention indices, thresholds, and sensory qualities, among others. Ideally, the information should help to identify problems such as algae infestation or cyanobacteria at an early stage in the future.

In addition, participants at the meeting worked on the development of an interactive flavor wheel. It summarizes taste and odor off-notes in water and their triggering compounds. The tool will be translated into many languages to advance the use of a consistent vocabulary in evaluating water.

Spring School

From Omics to Systems Biology – Research for Food, Nutrition & Health

March 6-10 2023 at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE)

The Spring school is a joint initiative of the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE)and the LSB. It is intended for doctoral students and young researchers of the three institutes to provide an insight into approaches, tools and methods in the field of omics technologies, bioinformatics, metabolic pathways and systems biology.

In addition, the Spring School will also introduce topics of complementary skills including research ethics, data management and graphical abstract design. The joint learning experience of participants of all three institutes will also provide the participants with the opportunity for networking and exchange with young researchers from the other institutes and with the invited experts.

Funded by Joachim Herz Foundation

Link to download the program

2nd German workshop on structural predictions of membrane proteins: From ion channels to G-protein coupled receptors

Organizers are: Paolo Carloni (Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University) and
Antonella Di Pizio (Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at TUM)

February 7-8, 2023 - Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Following the successful first workshop in 2019, this meeting aims to bring together German researchers to highlight current challenges and future perspectives for modeling G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and ion channels.

In addition, the workshop aims to bridge the gap between the structural dimension of membrane proteins and signaling events. We are very pleased that the workshop is supported by the DFG research group DynIon and also by the RTG2416 MultiSenses - MultiScales.

The workshop is planned as a hybrid event. Registration is free, but required.

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