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Prof. Dr. Gertrud Morlock

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Lehrstuhl für Lebensmittelwissenschaften – Food Science sowie Direktorin des TransMIT-Zentrums für wirkungsbezogene Analytik

Prof. Dr. Gertrud Morlock

Gertrud Morlock, born in 1966, studied Nutritional Science and graduated with a PhD in chemistry under supervision of Prof. Dr. Helmut Jork and Prof. Dr. Heinz Engelhardt at University of Saarland. Subsequently, she worked for global industry leaders for several years, but in 2004 returned to academia. In 2008, she qualified as a professor at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart. In 2010, she became adjunct professor at the Institute of Food Chemistry with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schwack. Since 2012, she has held the Chair of Food Science as a full professor at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. She is also the Director of the TransMIT Center for Effect-Directed Analysis.


“Discover new dimensions.”


She is active in several scientific committees, scientific boards and expert groups. She has authored about 140 peer-reviewed original research papers since 2006, 76 further scientific papers, 15 book chapters, 250 posters and 270 oral presentations at symposia, conducted about 70 workshops, is editor of CBS and the online database CCBS containing ca. 11,000 abstracts on TLC/HPTLC.


She has received several awards, including the “Kurt-Täufel-Preis des Jungen Wissenschaftlers” of the German Society of Food Chemistry in 2009, the Highly Cited Author Award of the Journal of Chromatography A in 2010 and the Father of Stevia Award in 2018.


Separation science


  • Effect-directed analysis and bioprofiling
  • Pattern recognition and imaging techniques
  • Quantitative surface scanning mass spectrometry and further hyphenations with mass spectrometry
  • Open source hardware/software, miniaturized planar chromatography, office chromatography
  • High-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC)
  • Analysis of food, botanicals, cosmetics, commodities, pharmaceutical formulations, environmental samples, trace analysis etc.

Facts, background information, dossiers

  • separation science
  • effect-directed analysis
  • food analysis
  • miniaturized planar…
  • office chromatography

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