German Research Centre for Food Chemistry | Leibniz Institut

Prof. Dr. P. KöhlerProf. Dr. P. Köhler

Prof. Dr. Peter Koehler

Lise-Meitner-Str. 34
85354 Freising
Food Chemistry Building, Room O.07
Phone: +49 8161 712928
Fax: +49 8161 712970
E-Mail: Peter.Koehler(at)tum.de

  • Head of the working group I "Structure-Function Relationships of Biopolymers" at the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Lebensmittelchemie, Leibniz Institut (German Research Centre for Food Chemistry)
  • Vice director of the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Lebensmittelchemie, Leibniz Institut
  • Vice director of the Hans-Dieter-Belitz-Institut für Mehl- und Eiweißforschung

Born in 1960, married, 4 children

Scientific Career

1981−1987 Study of food chemistry at the University of Stuttgart.
1987−1988 Trainee of food chemistry at the State Food Control Laboratory in Karlsruhe.
1988−1992 Study for PhD at the Institute for Food Chemistry of the Technical University of Munich. (Topic: "Disulphide Bonds of Glutenin". Idenfication of covalent structures in the high-molecular-weight protein fraction of wheat flour).
1992−2007 Scientific coworker at the German Research Centre for Food Chemistry.
1994 Scientific award of the German Bread and Baking Industry.
1996−1999 Study for Associate Professor. Topic: "Structure-Function Relationships of Synthetic Emulsifiers in Breadmaking".
1999 Associate Professor for Food Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich.
ab 2001 Head of the group "Structure-Function Relationships of Biopolymers" at the German Research Centre of Food Chemistry.
2007 Professor for Food Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich.
ab 2008 Vice director of the German Research Centre for Food Chemistry.