Lehrstuhl für Lebensmittelwissenschaften - Food Science
- News 2020
Master and bachelor theses
To cope with all requests - see first our research field here! It depends how many theses we have in the pipeline... unfortunately, we are currently full. Starts are possible first in spring 2021.
Chance for change
After the cyber-attack on the JLU, now the virus attack on the world. Researcher are to a certain extent a kind of more privileged group in this surrealistic disaster, as their brains can stay productive. For me, I can work on the almost 30 papers in the pipeline, for which all experiments are finished and which just need to be written or revised. But in particular, it gives us the chance to reflect on our lives and how we will work and interact in future. The world can make something better out of it, if each of us will start her/his own change management!
Transfer of the CBS/CCBS editorship
After 17 years of editing the CBS journal and CCBS database containing more than 11000 abstracts on TLC/HPTLC... 79 out of >160 papers of my working group have been covered by the CCBS database.
Renewal of the working group
Six PhD candidates graduated within one year! Congratulations to all!
Now we have closed all open calls for a PhD position.
Standardization of nature?
Congratulations to 121 and 84 students who passed both modules on sensory analysis and learned different evaluation methods in 38 exercises to ensure the high quality of our food. In cooperation with the DLG was optionally obtained. Sensory experts and industrial experts showing the latest analytical sensory tools were involved. e-Noses, e-tongues, e-ears, e-eyes ... and more e-senses, even when used altogether, these e-tools can not produce results comparably good as a human sensory expert who was made by nature and evolution.
In a further context, we must respect nature. Not every food and food product has to be standardised - this awareness has also to be transferred to the consumer. Make a difference in the approach, if justified. For the latter, communication to the consumer is crucial, as expectations and conditioning on food quality are immanent. Standardization of nature is impossible, or in other words, only to a certain degree that nature allows us. This is so true.
Climate versus smartphone
It pays to act. Operating a smartphone goes far beyond charging the battery. In particular, smartphones are driving a in internet traffic. A decade ago, I decided to live without a smartphone. This seems impossible, as a scientist needs to be connected. If we will act according to confrontation, costs are immense. It is most difficult to start the own change management.
Traveling as foreigner abroad, I asked local people for the route ...who then took the smartphone. I experienced that no local person knows the closest street names anymore. This changed. It took us no energy in the past, but now we need energy for this information?
In any case, it is a pleasure to get selfies as reminder from...
Dr. Sayeed Ahmad, Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi
Dr. Ajai Gupta, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu
Dr. Agnes Móricz, Centre for Agricultural Research, Budapest, at HPLC 2019.
Thanks to many more.
Aluminum in food?
Recently, a 5-min live interview on Plusminus or ...
Back to smoke signals
A paper-free working group having an internal minimalistic server structure for data storage and software systems sounds advanced. However, we sadly had to recognize that we are an excellent worst case scenario of the recent cyber-attack at the JLU. No access to our server system data (as no copy), no instrumental server software, no internet now for 3 months.... thrown back into the last century.
Over 100 guest researchers
Besides 30 student theses a year in our group and many collaborative research projects that we perform, we had over 100 guest researchers collaborating on research projects.... there were also many requests for guest researcher stays in 2019. Greatest thanks to Giulia (Italy), Joyce (Kenia), Karuna (India), Petar/Filip/Dusanca (Serbia), Joao (Brasil), Claudia (Germany), Agnes (Hungary), Amira (Tunesia), Jennifer (Germany) ... it was a great joy with you!
Notice that our capacity has already filled up for 2020.
Open for externals: Modul Effect-directed analysis by HPTLC-bioassay-HRMS
Gießen, 26.02.-01.03.2020 Flyer
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