Dr. Helene Loos studied food technology at the University of Hohenheim and obtained her doctorate (2015) in food chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). During her PhD, she investigated the aroma composition of breast milk and the behavioural responses of neonates to selected odorants from sweat and milk, in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Freising, and the Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l’Alimentation, Dijon. Since then, she is combining applied research at Fraunhofer IVV and fundamental research at FAU in the fields of aroma analysis, odour perception and chemical communication. Her current research activities especially aim at establishing and enhancing the measurement and analysis of peripheral psychophysiological responses to odours. Further, in the framework of an Emerging Fields Initiative project having started in April 2019, Helene Loos and her independent junior research group are establishing a methodological platform at FAU to study the chemical and biological principles of body odour formation, and the role of body odours in human chemical communication.
- Location: Erlangen, Germany