Completed Research Projects

ore details can be found in the research database of the University of Leipzig.



Food hygiene

  • Use of infrared light and pulsed systems for surface decontamination of portions of pork (2013-2015)
  • Shell germ reduction on hatching and table eggs by means of atmospheric plasma (2013-2015)
  • Virus inactivation in meat products by heat and smoking procedures (2012-2014)
  • Risk of Toxoplasma gondii transfer from turkey and chicken meat to humans (2007-2013)
  • Detection method for Toxoplasma gondii from turkey and chicken meat (2007-2013)
  • Infection ability of Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites , under the influence of simulated gastric juice as well as with the addition of milk (2011)
  • Antiviral activity of starter and protective cultures (2010-2012)
  • Inactivation of viruses in raw sausage (2007-2009)
  • Influence of plant extracts on pathogenic microorganisms in foods (2009-2012)
  • Vegetable fat substitutes of spherical protein micelles (2008-2012)
  • Training of veterinarians in the grocery shelves in European comparison (2009)
  • Influence of high pressure treatment on microbial enzymes (2008-2012)
  • Influence of microbial enzymes on the shelf life of foods (2010)
  • Epidemiological analysis of Salmonella isolates of different species in the United Arab Emirates from 1996-2009 (2010-2012)
  • Development of a Type differentiation system for Salmonella Infantis (2008-2009)
  • Expression Analytical studies on the survival strategy of Campylobacter strains (2007-2009)
  • Occurrence of Campylobacter spp. in turkeys (2008-2009)
  • EU Project Food Spoilage
  • Food enzymes
  • Propagation behavior of Clostridium perfringens
  • Passive oral immunization of laying hens
  • Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus

Milk hygiene

  • Development of innovative drinks on the basis of goat whey (2013-2015)
  • Analysis and development of buffalo whey drinks (2007-2009)
  • Analysis of buffalo milk (2008-2012)
  • Border areas in the quantitative description of udder health
  • Occurrence and significance of Enterobacter sakazakii in milk drying operation (2008-2010)
  • Quality of freeze-dried mare's milk

Meat hygiene

  • Developing a fully automated image analysis method for detecting Trichinella spp. (2013-2015)
  • Body condition score (BCS ) as a critical control for the well-being of dairy cows at slaughter (2012)
  • Analytical quality assurance in investigation of Trichinella spp. (2011-2012)
  • Quality assurance in game meat production and marketing (2011)
  • Indicators of animal-friendly husbandry turkeys (2007-2009)
  • Slaughter gravid cattle-animal welfare aspects and risk assessment by additive hormone exposure (2009-2012)
  • Avoid contamination with the causative agent of BSE in the slaughter process (2009-2012)
  • Analytical characterization of standard and reference materials for the food and feed monitoring (2008-2012)
  • Development of rapid methods for the detection of Cd in foods of animal origin (2009-2012)
  • Risk assessment of processed animal proteins ( VTE) in food-producing animals (2011)
  • Immunochemical detection of SRM in meat products and meat and bone meal by GC / MS and immunohistochemical methods (2008-2012)
  • Histology of food procedures in meat hygiene and food control (2008-2009)
  • Occurrence and Detection of Dunker'schen Muskelegel in wildlife populations (2008-2012)
  • Methods for labeling of non food grade offal (K3 - material ) (2008 - 2010)
  • Individual behavior of pigs during transport
  • Antimicrobial activity in the flesh
  • Endogenous contamination in slaughter pigs
  • Resting behavior of pigs
  • Studies of the intestinal flora in poultry for slaughter