Karin Gorzolka

Project

Characterization of the barley germination process by polyomics for the optimization of malt production.

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Area: polyomics
Project Start: 1.10.2009
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Thomas Noll, Prof. Dr. Karsten Niehaus
University: Bielefeld

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Alumna

Karin successfully defended her thesis in July 2013 and joined the Department of Analytic Pathology at the Helmholtz-Zentrum in Munich. She is now a research associate at the Department of Stress and Developmental Biology at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry.

Project overview

In depth metabolome and proteome profiling was applied on samples from industrial malting. The aim was to define bio-markers for germination states and quality with special regard to “gushing” – a sudden overfoaming of beer. Fast tests for theses markers should provide tools for direct process adaptation and management during ongoing malting. This will serve to equalize malt composition and enhance its quality for optimal brewing performance. Characterization of the barley germination process by polyomics for the optimization of malt production.

Publications

Gorzolka K, Lissel M, Kessler N, Loch-Ahring S, Niehaus K (2012) Metabolite fingerprinting of barley whole seeds, endosperms, and embryos during industrial malting. J Biotechnol 159.3 / 177 - 187

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