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

<div style="width:200px;">Name</div> <div style="width:200px;">Position</div> <div style="width:110px;">Direct call</div>
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+uipnbt\/ipgnbooAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Prof. Dr. Hofmann, Thomas</a> Head of Chair 2902
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+mbvsb\/bnbooAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Amann, Laura</a> PhD candidate 2907
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+kpiboob\/cbsaAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Barz, Johanna</a> PhD candidate 2906
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+bokb\/cfvtdiAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Beusch, Anja</a> Chemical-technical assistant 2908
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+nbslvt\/cpftmAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Bösl, Markus</a> Scientific assistant 2976
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+lposbe\/csvfdlfmAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Brückel, Konrad</a> PhD candidate 2906
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+boesfbt\/ebtdiofsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Daschner, Andreas</a> Laboratory chemist 2906
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+tfcbtujbo\/ejsoepsgfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Dirndorfer, Sebastian</a> PhD candidate 2976
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+tufggj\/gjtdifsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Fischer, Stefanie</a> PhD candidate 2909
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+pmjwfs\/gsbolAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Dr. Frank, Oliver</a> Senior academic lecturer 2910
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+mbvsb\/bnbooAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Gabler, Anna</a> PhD candidate 2906
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+njdibfm\/hjhmAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Gigl, Michael</a> Scientific assistant 2976
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+qfufs\/hmbftfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Gläser, Peter</a> Scientific assistant 2995
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+disjtupqi\/ibmeAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Hald, Christoph</a> PhD candidate 2907
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+sjdibse\/ibnnfsmAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Dr. Hammerl, Richard</a> Scientific assistant 2995
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+ebojfmb\/ibsumAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Hartl, Daniela</a> PhD candidate 2907
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+disjtupqi\/l\/ipgtufuufsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Hofstetter, Christoph</a> Scientific assistant 2979
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+nbopo\/kvfohfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Jünger, Manon</a> PhD candidate 2909
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+wbmfsjbo\/lbmcAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Kalb, Valerian</a> PhD candidate 2996
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+uipnbt\/lbvaAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Kauz, Thomas</a> PhD candidate 2995
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+tufgbo\/lmbefAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Dr. Klade, Stefan</a> Project manager 2760
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+boofmjftf\/lpfimfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Köhler, Anneliese</a> Chemical-technical assistant 2997
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+nbsmfof\/lsbnmfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Kramler, Marlene</a> Chemical-technical assistant 2908
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+spnbo\/mbohAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Dr. Lang, Roman</a> Senior scientist 2978
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+epoh\/mjbohAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Dr. Liang, Dong</a> Senior scientist 2997
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+bohfmb\/mfcfejdlfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Lebedicker, Angela</a> Office assistant 2902
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+wfsfob\/njuufsnfjfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Dr. Mittermeier, Verena</a> Senior scientist 2979
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+lbuibsjob\/oejbzfAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">N'Diaye, Katharina</a> PhD candidate 2909
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+wfsfob\/qfufstAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Peters, Verena</a> Scientific assistant 2907
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+wfsfob\/tdimbhcbvfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Schlagbauer, Verena</a> Chemical-technical assistant 2908
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+disjt\/tdinjeAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Dr. Schmid, Christian</a> Senior scientist 2993
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+ujob\/tdinjuuobfhfmAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Schmittnägel, Tina</a> PhD candidate 2979
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+dbspmjob\/tdivszAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Schury, Carolina</a> PhD candidate 2996
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+lbsjo\/tfcbmeAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Sebald, Karin</a> Scientific assistant 2992
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+nbsl\/tpnpabAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Somoza, Mark, Ph.D.</a> Senior scientist 2923
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+boesfb\/tqbddbtbttjAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Spaccasassi, Andrea</a> PhD candidate 2907
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+ujnp\/tubslAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Dr. Stark, Timo</a> Academic lecturer 2911
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+cfofejlu\/tujhmcbvfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Stiglbauer, Benedikt</a> PhD candidate 2911
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+gmpsjbo\/vuaAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Utz, Florian</a> PhD candidate 2996
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+wfspojlb\/xbmtfsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Walser, Veronika</a> PhD candidate 2907
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+qbusjdl\/xfjttAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Weiss, Patrick</a> Chemical-technical assistant 2906
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+ujboebo\/xvAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Wu, Tiandan</a> PhD candidate 2907
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+tvtboof\/xvezAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Wudy, Susanne</a> PhD candidate 2997
<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+tfcbtujbo\/xvsafsAuvn\/ef');" class="mail">Wurzer, Sebastian</a> Chemical-technical assistant 2908