The institute comprises a new, unique research profile at the interface of Food Chemistry & Biology, Chemosensors & Technology, and Bioinformatics & Machine Learning. As this profile has grown far beyond the previous core discipline of classical food chemistry, the institute spearheads the development of a food systems biology. Its primary research objective is to develop new approaches for the sustainable production of sufficient quantities of food whose biologically active effector molecule profiles are geared to health and nutritional needs, but also to the sensory preferences of consumers. To do so, the institute explores the complex networks of physiologically and sensorically relevant effector molecules along the entire food production chain in order to make their effects systemically understandable and predictable over the long term.


Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich
Lise-Meitner-Straße 34
85354 Freising
T +49 8161 71 29 - 80

Prof. Veronika Somoza

Head of Administration:
Michael Paul

Knowledge Transfer, Press & Public Relations:
Dr Gisela Olias