Germany E3S Student Representatives

Hannah Jilani (student representative Germany)

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Hannah studied nutritional science, public health with an emphisis in epidemiology in Bonn and Hanover. During her studies she started working in the field of sensory science.   At the moment she is investigating the association between sensory perception and health outcomes in children within the framework of the cross European I.Family study at the Leibniz-Institute of Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS in Bremen under the supervision of Professor Wolfgang Ahrens.  Within this study, new methods were developed and applied to assess taste sensitivity and taste preferences in children. Main outcomes are overweight, food choices, familial aggregation as well as cross cultural differences. Hannah is a member of the E3S Children Working Group under the coordination of Monica Laureati.

Christina Dietz (deputy student representative Germany)

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Christina has been working in the field of sensory science since 2011, and is affiliated with the German Society for Sensory Science (DGSens e.V.). After finishing her apprenticeship as a chef, she received a BSc in Food Management (Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany) and an MSc in Food Technology (Wageningen University, The Netherlands). Since 2017, she has been working on her PhD project in the fields of sensory and brewing sciences at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Her PhD research focuses on the understanding of different hop components to beer flavour. Christina is interested in perception of olfactory, gustatory and trigeminal sensations induced by volatiles in hop oil fractions, sensory interactions and matrix-dependent effects, as well as the development of sustainably produced flavour preparations for the brewing industry. Although, studying in the UK, Christina would like to represent the sensory science association of her home country (Germany) with the aim of increasing student participation in their national sensory science associations. As part of her country representative and Deputy Chair roles, she aims to promote the growth of the E3S-SESRG and to create platforms that allow young sensory scientists to network, build up relationships, and exchange knowledge. Further objectives are to strengthen the roles of the E3S SESRG country representatives as well as to contribute to the establishment of the networking project, which aims to create a path for future collaborations across and beyond European borders.

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