Dr. Daniel Hemmler

Phone: +49 89 3187 2216
Building/Room: 44 / 024


Research interests

  • Fundamental understanding of non-enzymatic glycation reactions (advanced glycation, Maillard reaction)
  • Non-targeted analysis of small molecules in complex samples
  • Algorithm development for automated high-throughput data processing and statistical analysis of multivariate data


2015 – 2019: PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Technical University of Munich

2013 – 2015: MSc in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry at the University Aalen

2009 – 2013: BSc in Chemistry at the University Aalen

2001 – 2004: Apprenticeship Laboratory Chemist at the Merckle GmbH (ratiopharm group), Ulm

Professional and research experience

05/2015 – 03/2019: PhD Student at the Research Unit BGC (Helmholtz Zentrum München) and the Chair of Analytical Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich; “Molecular-level analysis of non-volatile Maillard reaction products and their chemical interplay in model reactions”.

09/2014 – 03/2015: Master Thesis at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg; “Acetylome Analysis of Non-Small Lung Carcinoma Cell Response to High and Low LET Irradiation”.

03/2013 – 08/2013: Bachelor Thesis at the Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg; “Quantification of ε-Poly-L-lysine and Other Synthetic Polymers in Cosmetic Products by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry”.

09/2011 – 02/2012: Practical Study Semester at the Metrohm AG International Headquarters, Switzerland; Development of a combustion ion chromatography coupling.

07/2004 – 04/2009: LC-MS/MS Analyst at the Pharmakin GmbH (ratiopharm group), Ulm; Analysis of pharmaceutical agents and metabolites in clinical phase I and bioavailability studies by LC-MS/MS (GLP, GMP and ISO EN 17025).

Internships / vacation work

07/2012 – 08/2012: Pesticide residue analysis at PTRL Europe (EAG Inc.), Ulm.

07/2011 – 08/2011: Bioanalytics at the Nuvisan GmbH, Neu-Ulm.


2009 – 2015: Scholarship Vocational Training Foundation for the Highly Talented, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).