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Prof.Dr. Markus Fischer

University of Hamburg, Germany

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Markus Fischer has been Director of the Institute of Food Chemistry at the University of Hamburg since 2006. He founded the Hamburg School of Food Science (HSFS) at the University of Hamburg in 2011. Markus Fischer is spokesperson for the Competence Network Food Profiling (CNFP). Since 2019, he has been Vice President of the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC). Since 2019, Markus Fischer has also been the spokesperson of the natural science part (Artefact Profiling) of the Cluster of Excellence "Understanding Written Artefacts". Prof. Fischer has also been head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hamburg since 2022. 

In addition to his official duties, Prof. Fischer is a member of numerous scientific advisory boards, such as the German Food Association (Chairman of the Advisory Board), Berlin, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin or the Research Association of the German Food Industry (FEI), Bonn. 

Prof. Fischer's main areas of work are: 

  • Development of methods for food authentication (Food Profiling)
  • Development of aptamers for analytical, medical diagnostic and therapeutic applications
  • Authentication of artefacts (Artefact Profiling)
  • Development of container-based laboratories for worldwide use