Katrin Löschner

Katrin Löschner

Senior researcher

Mørkhøj Bygade 19

Building: B, 231

2860 Søborg


Phone: 35887029

Fax: 35887448



2004 - 2008 PhD thesis “Laser induced structure modifications in plasma polymer films with embedded metal nanoparticles” (in German) - Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials / Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2003 - 2004 Diploma thesis “Micromechanical deformation behaviour of PET/PC multilayers” (in German) - Group of General Materials Science, Department of Engineering Science, Martin- Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
1999 - 2004 Study of Materials Sciences with a concentration in Polymer Technology - Department of Engineering Science, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale (Germany)

Academic grades

Dr.-Ing. (PhD in Engineering)

Professional experience

2013 - Senior researcher (DTU) - Technical University of Denmark, National Food Insitute
2008 - 2012 Postdoc (DTU) - Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute
2007 - 2008 Scientific co-worker (Fh-IWMH) - Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials Halle, Biological Materials and Interphases


German, English, Danish


My expertise is the detection and characterization of nanoparticles (NPs) in food and biological matrices. This analytical knowledge is essential for in vivo and in vitro studies that focus on the potential toxicological effect of NPs in the context of oral exposure to humans. Further, the detection of NPs in food, feed and food contact materials is required for future food control purposes. Whereas my current work focuses on safety aspects and toxicological effect of NPs, future work is aiming at the potential use of NPs as delivery systems.

Analytical expertise:

  • Targeted sample preparation, e.g. by enzymatic or alkaline treatment
  • Analytical ultracentrifugation
  • Asymmetric flow field flow fractionation
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in conventional and single particle mode
  • Optical spectrometry and light scattering techniques (dynamic and multi angle)
  • Optical and electron microscopy (scanning and transmission electron microscopy including energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy)

International experience

Participation in EU FP7 projects NanoLyse, Nanosolutions and NanoDefine (WP leader)

Other information

  • 2006-2007: Participant of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Science and Technology of Nanostructures
  • Feb 2012 - Dec 2012: Maternity leave
  • Sept 2014 - May 2015: Maternity leave
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  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

    ISSNs: 1618-2642, 16182642

    ISSNs (Electronic): 0939-006, 0939-0065

    Springer, Germany

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Particle and Fibre Toxicology

    ISSNs: 1743-8977

    BioMed Central Ltd., United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Trends in Analytical Chemistry

    ISSNs: 0165-9936

    ISSNs (Electronic): 0167-2940

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


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