Bachelor of Science projects are offered on, but not limited to, the following topics.
Please contact Dr Frank for enquiries and mention your home university (Bonn or Hohenheim).
We are currently looking for BSc students who are interested in the following subjects:
Storage-stability of phytochemicals in fruit smoothies
Given the limited amount of time available for the preparation of a BSc thesis and considering that the successful performance of research within a BSc thesis requires some basic laboratory skills, it is suggested that students in Hohenheim choose the course "Einführung in experimentelle Arbeitsweisen der Ernährungswissenschaft" in order to acquire the necessary experience in laboratory work prior to preparation of a practical BSc thesis. Ideally, the practical course will cover the analytical techniques required within the experimental work of the BSc thesis. For further information regarding research topics offered for the preparation of a practical BSc thesis, please contact Dr Frank by email.
1.) Health beneficial biological activities of curcuminoids regarding
- inflammatory diseases
- Alzheimer's disease
- neurodegenerative disorders
- cognitive performance
- physical performance
2.) The importance of the alpha-tocopherol transfer protein for the discrimination and/or biological activities of vitamin E congeners
3.) The importance of metabolic enzymes for the discrimination of vitamin E congeners
4.) Metabolism of cereal alkylresorcinols (in cells, animal models, and/or humans)
5.) Health-beneficial and/or adverse biological activities of cereal alkylresorcinols
6.) Amaranth as a potential health-beneficial food
7.) to be continued
Students are encouraged to propose alternative topics regarding the bioavailability, metabolism, and bioactivity of micronutrients and nutraceuticals.
Please send an email to Dr Frank to enquire about currently available diploma or Master of Science projects.
Students who are interested in performing a MSc research project related to human nutrition or food science at the Department of Food Science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala (Sweden), can request further information by email.
More specifically, possible research topics include:
Metabolomics with respect to whole-grain cereal intake or vitamin E deficiency. You may also contact Dr. Ali Moazzami by email to request further information on available projects in the field of metabolomics.