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Why is healthy food healthy?


Event Date 05.12.17 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung DIfE
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal
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Innovative bioanalytics in food and in humans

Facing our ageing society healthy food is becoming a central issue. However, our daily habits often bar the way to healthy nutrition. Novel food is expected to encourage healthy diet and to prevent diseases. But can we quantify healthy effects of food and examine how its versatile ingredients are metabolized? In order to address these questions, foods, as well as humans have to be examined. This requires constantly new insights and developments in the area of nutrition science, food analysis and in vitro diagnostics.

Do you research in these areas or are you interested in driving these topics forward? We would like to cordially invite you to take a closer look at technological approaches in bioanalysis of foods and humans with us and to discuss possible synergies of new co-operations.


Please notice: Talks will be given in German. However, presentations’ slides and posters will be in


Call for Paper:

Submission of abstracts (maximum one page) for poster or short presentation in the following fields are desired:

•       Bioanalytical methods measuring healthiness of food

•       Biomarkers for healthy nutrition

Contributions dealing with related topics are also welcome.

There are still free poster spaces! Deadline extended untill November 26th.

Please upload your abstract as pdf (named: "Biomarker_nutrition_NAME.pdf") when registering for the event. If you have questions, please contact Isabel Hahne, isabel.hahne(at)berlin-partner.de, 030/46302544.

Time limits:

Submission of abstracts: November 26th, 2017

Opening of online-registration:June 1st, 2017

Information about being accepted for poster or speech: November 27th, 2017

Event: December 5th, 2017


10:00│Opening remarks
Ute Rzeha, Universität Potsdam / NutriAct and Isabel Hahne, Cluster HealthCapital

10:10Keynote: The power of mass spectrometry – Exploring secondary metabolites along the food chain
Susanne Baldermann, Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau Großbeeren / Erfurt e.V.

10:40Session 1: Food analysis (Chair: Rebecca Klopsch,
Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau Großbeeren / Erfurt e.V.)

10:40Monitoring of post harvest ripening processes in green coffee beans: development of a MALDI-TOF-MS based analytical method.
Oliver Brödel, Technische Hochschule Wildau (FH), Molekulare Biotechnologie und Funktionelle Genomik

10:55Determination of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and mycotoxins in hemp and hemp based food products by Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay
Ursula Dahmen-Levison, aokin AG

11:10Food authenticity of vegetal products using protein/peptide biomarkers
Josephine Bönick & Gerd Huschek, IGV Institut für Getreideverarbeitung GmbH

11:25Improvement opportunities in the food hygiene sector using paper based on-site tests
Robert Niedl, diamond inventics GmbH

11:40Healthy food from bees? - honey & Co
Ralf Einspanier, Freie Universitaet Berlin

11:55Poster Pitches (Chair: Isabel Hahne, Cluster HealthCapital)


13:00 │Poster Session

13:45Session 2: In vitro-Diagnostics (Chair: Isabel Hahne, Cluster HealthCapital)

13:45Improvement of the antioxidant status and collagen/ elastin Index of the skin after targeted supplementation with a curly kale extract
Silke Lohan, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology

14:00Die LeguAN-Studie: ist pflanzliches Protein besser als tierisches Protein für den Stoffwechsel im diabetischen Zustand?
Mariya Markova, Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke

Tanja Schwerdtle, Universität Potsdam, Institut für Ernährungswissenschaft

14:30Caenorhabditis elegans – a versatile model organism in life sciences and bioanalytics
Isabelle Rohn, Universität Potsdam, Institut für Ernährungswissenschaft

15:00Coffee break

15:30Session 3: Food analysis and in vitro-Diagnostics - just a matter of medium? (Chair: Ute Rzeha, Universität Potsdam / NutriAct)

15:30How healthy is our food? Selected biochemical analysis methods
Janko Brand, BioTeZ Berlin Buch GmbH

15:45Health Claim Substantiation by Metabolomics
Tim Bölke, Metanomics Health GmbH

16:15Closing remarks
Tanja Schwerdtle, Universität Potsdam

16:20│Get together


Attendance free. Registration required.

Source: Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Event Date 05.12.17 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung DIfE
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal
Registration Registration has closed.