Section I: Sensory Systems Chemistry

Objective:

The aim of Section I is to develop new concepts for innovative high-throughput analytical procedures and new methods of data storage. It also aims to use cutting-edge technologies to investigate the systems of chemosensory active food compounds and their metabolites in the human body.

Being able to objectively assess a raw material or a foodstuff in advance with regard to its sensory and health quality is highly difficult. It requires, among other things, precise methods with which the complex systems of food compounds and their metabolic products can be examined quickly and reliably. This is where the research of Section I comes in. It develops new concepts for innovative high-throughput analysis methods and pioneering ways of data storage. It also uses cutting-edge technologies to investigate the molecular systems of bioactives that shape the smell and taste of a food, as well as their metabolic products in the human body.

Section I research provides important insights that, in combination with the work of Sections II and III, help to improve production processes, optimize food safety, and better understand the sensory and health effects of odorants and flavors.

Research Group: Food Metabolome Chemistry

PD Dr. Martin Steinhaus

Head of Section I (ad interim) &

Head of Research Group

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Dr. Johanna Kreißl

Senior Researcher

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Dr. Stephanie Frank

Senior Researche

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Dr. Klaas Reglitz

Senior Researcher

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Dr. Veronika Mall

Senior Researcher

(Parental leave)

Research Group: Transcriptome & Proteome Profiling

Assoc. Prof. Mark Somoza, Ph.D.

Head of Research Group

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Dr. Jürgen Behr

Senior Researcher

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Research Group: Biosystems Chemistry & Human Metabolism

Dr. Roman Lang

Head of Research Group

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