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Prof. Dr. Nikolai Kuhnert

Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

Prof. Dr. Nikolai Kuhnert

Nikolai Kuhnert, born in 1967, studied Chemistry at Würzburg University (Germany) and earned his PhD in 1995 in the field of Inorganic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Biology. After holding further positions in England (Cambridge, Oxford and Guildford), he has been working as Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) since 2006.

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His research focuses on the development of mass spectrometry methods for examining processed foods. This kind of (thermal or microbial) processing often dramatically changes the chemical composition of the raw plant material, resulting in thousands, sometimes even tens of thousands of new substances. The working group led by Prof. Kuhnert aims to find out the structure of these compounds, how they originate and whether they (positively or negatively) influence human health.

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Chlorogenic Acids in Coffee

Chlorogenic acids (CGAs) are, by definition, esters formed from hydroxycinnamic acids and quinic acid. As such, they are produced by almost all plant species as secondary metabolites. In (…)

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    Chlorogenic acids in coffee

    Chlorogenic acids (CGAs) are, by definition, esters formed from hydroxycinnamic acids and quinic acid. As such, they are produced by almost all plant species as secondary metabolites. In our diet, we take up substantial amounts of this class of compounds – around 1 g per day, in extreme cas ... more

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    Dr. Sabur Badmos

    Sabur Badmos, born in 1977, studied Biochemistry at the Universities of Lagos and Ibadan in Nigeria. He completed his PhD at Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) as a member of the working group led by Nikolai Kuhnert. His research interests lie in the field of analytical chemistry, with a pa ... more

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