AG 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.

Aktuelles Team

Prof. Dr. Hofmann, Thomas Lehrstuhl - Leitung 2902
Amann, Laura Doktorandin 2907
Barz, Johanna Doktorandin 2906
Beusch, Anja Chemisch-technische Assistentin 2908
Bösl, Markus Doktorand 2976
Brückel, Konrad Doktorand 2906
Daschner, Andreas Chemielaborant 2906
Dirndorfer, Sebastian Doktorand 2976
Fischer, Stefanie Doktorandin 2909
Dr. Frank, Oliver Akademischer Oberrat 2910
Gabler, Anna Doktorandin 2906
Gigl, Michael Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 2976
Gläser, Peter Doktorand 2995
Hald, Christoph Doktorand 2907
Dr. Hammerl, Richard Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 2995
Hartl, Daniela Doktorandin 2907
Hofstetter, Christoph Doktorand 2979
Holzer, Magdalena Doktorandin 2908
Jünger, Manon Doktorandin 2909
Kalb, Valerian Doktorand 2996
Dr. Klade, Stefan Projektmanager 2760
Köhler, Anneliese Chemisch-technische Assistentin 2997
Kramler, Marlene Chemisch-technische Assistentin 2908
Lebedicker, Angela Sekretärin 2902
Dr. Mittermeier, Verena Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin 2979
N'Diaye, Katharina Doktorandin 2909
Peters, Verena Doktorandin 2907
Schlagbauer, Verena Chemisch-technische Assistentin 2908
Dr. Schmid, Christian Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 2993
Sebald, Karin Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin 2992
Somoza, Mark, Ph.D. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 2923
Spaccasassi, Andrea Doktorand 2907
Dr. Stark, Timo Akademischer Rat 2911
Stiglbauer, Benedikt Doktorand 2911
Utz, Florian Doktorand 2996
Walser, Veronika Doktorandin 2907
Weiss, Patrick Chemisch-technischer Assistent 2906
Wu, Tiandan Doktorandin 2907
Wudy, Susanne Doktorandin 2997
Wurzer, Sebastian Chemisch-technischer Assistent 2908