The HAMBURG SCHOOL OF FOOD SCIENCE (HSFS) is part of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences at the University of Hamburg and is located in the Department of Chemistry. The HSFS sees itself as a competence center for modern education and excellent research in the field of food science. As the center of food research in Hamburg, the HSFS strives to make significant contributions to regional and national development through a diverse network of scientific and practical cooperation.

These include:

  • Promoting sustainable development in the food industry by implementing findings from basic research and initiating innovative and interdisciplinary research projects.
  • Strengthening the cooperation of science with business, politics and society
  • Integration of different disciplines on central issues and the establishment and expansion of relationships with other research centers and universities
  • Improving cooperation between basic and applied research to shorten the transfer times of innovative processes and findings
  • Establishment of an expert platform on all issues of food safety
  • Promotion of scientific exchange and cooperation


Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer

Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences (MIN)
Department of Chemistry

HAMBURG SCHOOL OF FOOD SCIENCE – Institute of Food Chemistry
Grindelallee 117
20146 Hamburg

fon +49 40 428 38 – 43 57 (administrative office)
fax +49 40 428 38 – 43 42