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 scientific head 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.
2008−2ß16 Vice director of the German Research Centre for Food Chemistry.