LSB director honored

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Veronika Somoza has received the AGFD Fellow Award from the American Chemical Society for her research on food ingredients.

08.09.2020 · Life Sciences · Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich · News · People

The Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza with the AGFD Fellow Award, Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2020. The prize, which has been awarded to ACS members since 1988, honors outstanding scientific contributions in the field of agricultural and food chemistry.

Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza is engaged in the isolation and characterization as well as the bioactivity and bioavailability of food ingredients. Since November 1, 2019, she is the Director of the Leibniz Institute of Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich. She succeeds Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofmann, who left the Leibniz Institute in Freising to devote himself entirely to his duties as the new President of the Technical University of Munich.

Her position at the Leibniz Institute is linked to a professorship and chair for Nutritional Systems Biology at the Research Department Nutrition and Food Sciences of the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan at the Technical University of Munich.

In addition, Prof. Somoza holds a professorship at the University of Vienna and acts as Deputy Chair of the Department of Physiological Chemistry, which she headed prior to her director’s post at the Leibniz Institute. At the University of Vienna, the former Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry also led the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Bioactive Aroma Compounds.

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