Dr. Johanna Mörlein

A mother of three with Avgolemono as one of her favourite foods.
Dr Johanna Mörlein researches food sensory analysis. Her first scientific thesis and a research stay at the Nofima sensory laboratory in Ås under the direction of Marit Rødbotten in 2011 were the starting point. In 2013 she collaborated with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Smell and Taste at the Technical University of Dresden under Prof. Dr. Thomas Hummel. Since then she has been researching human olfaction. In 2016, she completed her PhD on the human sensory perception of boar taint, 'Sensory Quality Control of Boar Taint'. Her thesis made an important contribution to the replacement of anaesthesia-free piglet castration with a possible alternative, and won two awards. In her scientific work in the sensory laboratory, she investigates the human-sensory aspects of food, including the agronomic context, such as the relationship between breeding/feeding/keeping/killing of farm animals and the effect on human-sensory product quality. In this way, Mörlein combines food sensory science and agricultural science.
Areas of expertise:
Sensory and consumer research, meat quality, sustainable agriculture, food culture
Academic career:

  • Since 2024 Coordination of the Laboratory for Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research

  • 2023-204 Science Manager at the Institute for Sugar Beet Research

  • 2020-2023 Coordination of the Laboratory for Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research

  • 2016-2019 BLE: Studies on the exemplary implementation of sustainable boar finishing at the farming, slaughtering and processing stages in organic farming (BÖLN 2811oe144)

  • 2007-2013 M.Sc. Agricultural sciences 2013, B.Sc. Agricultural sciences2010

Research visits 2017 | 3 Weeks Instituto de Biotechnología, San Juan Province, Argentina 2014 | 3 Weeks University of Gastronomic Sciences, Bra, Italy 2011 | 4 Month Erasmus student at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences Ås, Norway

Preise und Auszeichnungen:

Review activities:

  • Food Research International

Teaching activities:

  • B.Sc.740693 Sensory research and sensory marketing

  • B.Sc. 0333 Product quality of animal products

  • M.Sc. 0095 Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research

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