Food Biosciences

Prof. Dr.

Anja Maria Wagemans

Junior Professorship

+49 30 314-71794

Organization name Food Biosciences
Building KL-H
Room KL-H 207
Address Königin-Luise-Str. 22
14195 Berlin
Consultation hourRegistration via mail Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Sekretariat KL-H3

Scientific career

Since May 2023Junior Professor (tenure track) at the chair of Food Biosciences at the Technical University Berlin
Dec. 2017 - May 2023Junior Professor (W1) at the chair of Food Colloids at the Technical University Berlin
May 2019 - Apr. 2021Maternity and parental leave (part-time)
Apr. 2016 - Dec. 2017Research associate at the chair of Food Technology and Material Sciences at the Technical University Berlin
Aug. 2015 - Jan. 2016Guest scientist at Wageningen University, NL, department of Physics and Physical Chemistry of Foods
Apr. 2012 - July 2015PhD student at the chair of Food Physics and Meat Technology at the University of Hohenheim
Title: formulation, extrusion and application of beef and chicken collagen gels
Sept. 2006 - Mar. 2012Studies of Food Technology (Dipl.-LM-Ing.) at the University of Hohenheim
Sept. 2010 - June 2011Diploma thesis at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, department of Food Science

Research projects

2023 - 2026Project leaderDFG project: Mechanistic Studies on the Formation and Functionality of High Molecular Levans from Acetic Acid Bacteria
2022 - 2023Project leaderFEI/AiF project: Combinatorial Approach to Solidification of Plant Proteins to Generate High Quality Vegan Foods
2022 - 2025Project leaderFEI/AiF project: Extruded and 3D-printed vegan scaffolds for cultured meat
2022 - 2025Project leaderFEI/AiF project: Optimization of structure formation in mixed plant protein gels
2021 - 2022Project leaderVeganz Group AG: Textured meat substitutes based on soy and peas
2019 - 2022Project leaderStructural functionalities and phase behavior of hydrocolloids in additive manufacturing of organ models
2016 - 2022Project leader and -workerDFG-Priority-Program SPP1934 "Dispersity, structure and phase changes of proteins and bio agglomerates in biotechnological processes", sub-project: "Impact and control of mechanical stress on protein structures during formulation in premix-emulsification"
2018 - 2020Project leaderGelita AG: Functionalization of animal proteins using transglutaminase

Prizes & Awards



Bäther, Sabrina; Seibt, Jasper Hartwig; Hundschell, Christoph Simon; Bonilla, Jose C.; Clausen, Mathias Porsmose; Wagemans, Anja Maria
Phase behaviour and structure formation of alginate-gelatin composite gels
Food Hydrocolloids, 149 :109538
April 2024
ISSN: 0268005X


Giefer, Patrick; Bäther, Sabrina; Kaufmes, Nadine; Kieserling, Helena; Heyse, Anja; Wagemans, Wiebe; Barthel, Lars; Meyer, Vera; Schneck, Emanuel; Fritsching, Udo; Wagemans, Anja Maria
Characterization of β-lactoglobulin adsorption on silica membrane pore surfaces and its impact on membrane emulsification processes
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 652 :1074–1084
December 2023
ISSN: 00219797
Miranda, Bruna M.; Almeida, Viviane O.; Terstegen, Tim; Hundschell, Christoph; Flöter, Eckhard; Silva, Flávio A.; Fernandes, Kátia F.; Wagemans, Anja; Ulbrich, Marco
The microstructure of the starch from the underutilized seed of jaboticaba (Plinia cauliflora)
Food Chemistry, 423 :136145
October 2023
ISSN: 03088146
Heyse, Anja; Gößmann, Miriam M.; Giefer, Patrick; Gäbel, Patrizia; Fritsching, Udo; Wagemans, Anja M.; Drusch, Stephan
Lipase adsorption during premix-membrane emulsification affects membrane surface properties and structural conformation of lipase
Process Biochemistry, 132 :75–85
September 2023
ISSN: 13595113
Sentoukas, Theodore; Charitou, Garoufalia; Wagner, Janine; Wagemans, Anja Maria; Moschakis, Thomas; Papagiannopoulos, Aristeidis
Formation of nanoparticles from ethanol-denatured whey proteins
Food Structure, 37 :100337
July 2023
ISSN: 22133291
Bäther, S.; Hundschell, Christoph Simon; Kieserling, Helena; Wagemans, Anja M.
Impact of the solvent properties on molecular interactions and phase behaviour of alginate-gelatin systems
656 :130455
Publisher: Elsevier BV
ISSN: 18734359


Uttinger, M. J.; Hundschell, C. S.; Lautenbach, V.; Pusara, S.; Bäther, S.; Heyn, T. R.; Keppler, J. K.; Wenzel, W.; Walter, J.; Kozlowska, M.; Wagemans, A. M.; Peukert, W.
Determination of specific and non-specific protein–protein interactions for beta-lactoglobulin by analytical ultracentrifugation and membrane osmometry experiments
Soft Matter, 18 :6739-6756
Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry
Hundschell, Christoph S.; Brühan, Juliane; Anzmann, Theresa; Kohlus, Reinhard; Wagemans, Anja M.
Influence of Levan on the Thermally Induced Gel Formation of β-Lactoglobulin
Gels, 8 (4)
ISSN: 2310-2861