Research Group Prof. Hofmann

Current research focus areas of the group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofmann, chair of Food Chemistry and Molecular Sensory Science, are

  1. the structural decoding and functional reconstruction of chemosensory signatures of foods and beverages (Sensomics),
  2. the activity-guided discovery of bioactive natural products in foods and complex biological systems (Bioactives), and
  3. the human metabolism of biofunctional food ingredients using metabolomics profiling and molecular definition of nutritive biomarker profiles (Nutritional Metabolomics).

New mass spectrometry based methods to quantitatively monitor chemical target signatures in food products and bioinformatic tools are used to build “digital twins“ capturing the molecular key information on quality determinants along the value chain from the raw materials up to the final food product. Such “digital twins” will build the foundation of a digitally enhanced future food authenticity control system allowing for an increased transparency and traceability.

Team members

Name
Position
Direct call
Prof. Dr. Hofmann, Thomas Head of Chair 2902
Amann, Laura PhD candidate 2907
Bächler, Benedikt PhD candidate 2992
Barz, Johanna PhD candidate 2906
Beusch, Anja Chemical-technical assistant 2908
Bindl, Katharina PhD candidate 2976
Bösl, Markus PhD candidate 2907
Brehm, Laura PhD candidate 2979
Brendel, Sabrina PhD candidate 2996
Brückel, Konrad PhD candidate 2906
Daschner, Andreas Laboratory chemist 2906
Dirndorfer, Sebastian PhD candidate 2906
Duggan, Tara PhD candidate 2907
Edelmann, Matthias PhD candidate 2907
Fischer, Stefanie PhD candidate 2909
Dr. Frank, Oliver Senior academic lecturer 2910
Germann, Daniel Scientific assistant 2995
Gigl, Michael PhD candidate 2906
Gläser, Peter PhD candidate 2909
Hald, Christoph PhD candidate 2907
Hammerl, Richard Scientific assistant 2995
Hofstetter, Christoph PhD candidate 2979
Kalb, Valerian PhD candidate 2996
Kauz, Thomas PhD candidate 2909
Klade, Stefan Project manager 2760
Köhler, Anneliese Chemical-technical assistant 2997
Krauß, Alin PhD candidate 2976
Dr. Lang, Roman Senior scientist 2978
Dr. Liang, Dong Senior scientist 2997
Lebedicker, Angela Office assistant 2902
Mittermeier, Verena PhD candidate 2979
N'Diaye, Katharina PhD candidate 2909
Peters, Verena PhD candidate 2907
Schlagbauer, Verena Chemical-technical assistant 2908
Schmid, Christian Scientific assistant 2993
Schmidt, Sinah PhD candidate 2909
Schmittnägel, Tina PhD candidate 2979
Schulz, Annika PhD candidate 2976
Schury, Carolina PhD candidate 2996
Sebald, Karin Scientific assistant 2995
Utz, Florian PhD candidate 2996
Dr. Stark, Timo Academic lecturer 2906
Walser, Veronika PhD candidate 2997
Weiss, Patrick Chemical-technical assistant 2906
Wu, Tiandan PhD candidate 2907
Wudy, Susanne PhD candidate 2997
Students
Hassler, Verena Master thesis 2908
Lorenz, Michael Master thesis 2906
Röslmair, Andreas Master thesis 2908
Wimmer, Miriam Master thesis 2908