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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-09-01 - 2019-10-31

This project aims at a monitoring of nitrate and nitrite during sugar production in order to be able to assess the effect of these substances on their appearance in molassis. The methods to be developed will be tailored to the complex sample matrix.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-08-01 - 2020-01-31

The enzyme cellbiose dehydrogenase is a fungal enzyme containing flavin and heme. The catalytically active dehydrogenase domain catalyses the oxidation of cellobiose to cellobionic acid and lactose to lactobionic acid. The enzyme is a dehydrogenase and only reacts poorly with oxygen. A cellobiose oxidase showing improved activity with oxygen would have advantages with respect to various applications. Generating a CDH variant of Myriococcum thermophilum with increased reactivity with oxygen, the neutral pH activity optimum was maintained. It was shown that this variant can convert lactose in milk. It is the aim of the current project to further improve the enzyme for industrial applications.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-01-07 - 2020-01-06

The aim of the project is to assess the suitability and applicability of chemical marker substances for online monitoring in coffee specialty roasting. The specialty roasting currently relies on solid craftsmanship. This severly hampers objective reproducibility of coffee roasts. Therefore, the suitability of chemical substances as a mean for online monitoring of the roasting process will be evaluated.

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