Torsten Bohn

Doctor, PhD

    • rue Thomas Edison, 1

      1445 Luxembourg


    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects


    • 15072

    Research activity per year

    Personal profile

    Research interests


    Dietary pattern

    Food science


    Inflammation and oxidative stress




    Non commuinicable diseases


    Dr. Torsten Bohn is a food chemist and nutritionist by training. He is currently heading the Nutrition and Health Group at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, at the Department of Population Health. He is also an adjunct associate Professor at Luxembourg University, where he is teaching. Furthermore, he is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research since 2014. Other activities include his being part of the NutriScore Expert Panel and EFSA’s panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens. His main research field is micronutrients and phytochemicals, their digestion, metabolism and relation to chronic diseases, especially those characterized by oxidative stress and inflammation. He authored over 125 scientific publications, with a current H-index (google scholar) of 44.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Education/Academic qualification

    ADR, ADR, University of Luxembourg

    Award Date: 13 Mar 2018

    PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich


    Award Date: 1 Mar 2002

    Master, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences


    Award Date: 1 Dec 1997

    External positions

    Panel Member NDA, European Food Safety Authority

    Jul 2021 → …

    Nutri-Score Panel Expert, Ministry of Consumer Protection, Luxembourg

    1 Jan 2021 → …

    Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Luxembourg

    2016 → …

    Editor-in-Chief, International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research

    2014 → …

    Project Leader and Research Unit Leader, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

    Feb 2007Dec 2015

    Post-doctoral Researcher, Ohio State University

    Jan 2003Oct 2006

    PhD Student, ETH Zurich

    Jan 1998Dec 2002


    • QP Physiology
    • Digestion
    • Inflammation
    • Oxidative stress
    • Q Science (General)
    • Nutrition
    • Diet
    • Health
    • RB Pathology
    • Non communicable diseases
    • Digestive diseases
    • S Agriculture (General)
    • Food science
    • Food production
    • Antioxidants
    • Secondary plant metabolites


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