Torsten Bohn


Nutrition is an important life-style factor associated with health, well-being, and diseases. For example, the consumption of various micronutrients and secondary plant compounds within fruits and vegetables has been associated with the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and certain types of cancer. Together with internal partners (e.g. CIEC) and external collaborators (EU Cost Actions) we strive to study the relation of micronutrient/secondary plant compound intake, their digestion and bioavailability, and their relation to markers of health and disease such as inflammation and oxidative stress, also looking for novel biomarkers (e.g. via proteomics, genomics).  We also host the Int J Vit Nutr Res.

Research projects

  •  Bioavailability of phytochemicals (carotenoids)

  • Relation of micronutrients and phytochemicals and chronic diseases

  • Metabolism of carotenoid and polyphenols

  • Digestion of micronutrients and secondary plant compounds

  • Diet and health

Featured Publications

Whey protein isolate modulates beta-carotene bioaccessibility depending on gastro-intestinal digestion conditions.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Scientific Team
September 01, 2019
2019 Sep. Food Chem.291:157-166. Epub 2019 Apr 1.
  • Iddir M
  • Degerli C
  • Dingeo G
  • Desmarchelier C
  • Schleeh T
  • Borel P
  • Larondelle Y
  • Bohn T.

INFOGEST static in vitro simulation of gastrointestinal food digestion.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Scientific Team
April 01, 2019
2019 Apr. Nat Protoc.14(4):991-1014. Epub 2019 Mar 18.
  • Brodkorb A
  • Egger L
  • Alminger M
  • Alvito P
  • Assuncao R
  • Ballance S
  • Bohn T
  • Bourlieu-Lacanal C
  • Boutrou R
  • Carriere F
  • Clemente A
  • Corredig M
  • Dupont D
  • Dufour C
  • Edwards C
  • Golding M
  • Karakaya S
  • Kirkhus B
  • Le Feunteun S
  • Lesmes U
  • Macierzanka A
  • Mackie AR
  • Martins C
  • Marze S
  • McClements DJ
  • Menard O
  • Minekus M
  • Portmann R
  • Santos CN
  • Souchon I
  • Singh RP
  • Vegarud GE
  • Wickham MSJ
  • Weitschies W
  • Recio I.

Determinants and Determination of Carotenoid Bioavailability from Infant Food Formulas and Adult Nutritionals Including Liquid Dairy Products.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Scientific Team
February 20, 2019
2019 Feb. J AOAC Int. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Bohn T.
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