752-1004-00L  Laboratory Course in Food Chemistry

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersL. Nyström, M. Erzinger
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentPrerequisite: Students may only enrol once they have followed the courses Food Chemistry I (752-1000-00L) and Food Analysis I (752-1101-00L).

Number of participants limited to 60.


AbstractIntroduction to important methods of food analysis.
Methods: Titrimetry, spectrometry (UV/VIS), chromatography (TLC, HPLC, GC), enzymatic analysis, Kjeldahl analysis.
ObjectiveTo become acquainted with important methods of food analysis.
ContentAnalysis of important constituents (carbohydrates, fat, protein, water) of food raw materials and food products.

Methods: Titrimetry, spectrometry (UV/VIS), chromatography (TLC, HPLC, GC), enzymatic analysis, Kjeldahl analysis.
Lecture notesAll material is available via the Moodle platform.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
1. Attendance of the course Food Chemistry I (752-1000-00L).
2. Attendance of the course Food Analysis I (752-1101-00L) in parallel to the lab course.

Performance assessment consists of 5 parts:
- Attendance of the introductory lectures in the first week of the semester (Monday and Tuesday)
- Attendance and active participation in the laboratory courses (also in the last week of the semester)
- Successful execution of the test experiment at the end of the semester
- Peer-review of lab reports from other students
- Timely submission and if needed correction of the lab reports (until they are accepted by the responsible supervisor)

General Information:
The course will be run in two groups, which alternate (in general) on a two week cycle. As a general rule, each student should attend the course every other week on Monday and Tuesday. The weeks in between are reserved for independent preparation of the next experiments and report writing as well as reviewing reports from colleagues.

There may be deviations from this two weekly schedule due to public holidays. Therefore it can happen that students need to participate in the course in two consecutive weeks. Students will be divided in the two groups during the first week of the semester and will then receive the definitive personal schedule for the course.

Absences during the semester due to military service, personal holidays etc. cannot be accommodated.