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Coordinating institute

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Dr.-Ing. Sara Bußler
Department: Horticultural Engineering
Research associate


Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 616
Email: sbussler@atb-potsdam.de

Research programs

Areas of research

Protein technology - Utilization of alternative protein sourcesl

Preparation and processing of alternative plant and animal based protein sources

Process-controlled increase in protein yield and investigation of the influence on product quality and safety

Application of innovative non-thermal processes (pulsed electric fields, ultrasound, high isostatic pressure, cold atmospheric pressure plasma) and their possible integration into conventional and novel value-added and process chains

Targeted process-controlled modification of food ingredients Transfer of process chains from laboratory scale (proof of principle) to pilot scale (proof of concept) based on analytical methods from the micro to the macro level

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Council member of the Young EFFoST (European Federation of Food Science and Technology) group

Member of the Young Researchers Advisory Board in “Protein Paradoxes: Protein supply under the conditions of climate change – production, consumption and human health” (Leibniz Research Alliance 'Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Nutrition' (LRA FN))

Publications

Further publications

Contributions at national/international conferences: Oral presentations

S. Bußler, O. Schlüter (2018): Cold atmospheric pressure plasma as a tool for influencing techno-functionality for processing healthy plant-based foods, XIX. World Congress of CIGR, Aprill 22-25, 2018, Antalya, Turkey.


O. Schlüter, A. Fröhling, A. Vilcinskas, S. Bußler (2018): Emerging monitoring and processing techniques for safe edible insect production, XIX. World Congress of CIGR, Aprill 22-25, 2018, Antalya, Turkey.


S. Bußler (2018): Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment of Food Matrices: Tailored Modification of Product Properties along the Value-Added Chains of Plant and Animal Related Products, 12th European Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology, April 17-18, 2018, Freising, Germany.


S. Bußler, B. A. Rumpold, A. Fröhling, O. Schlüter (2016). Improving microbial safety of edible insects and insect-based products by nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasma treatment. 4th International ISEKI_Food Conference, Responsible Research and Innovation in the Food Value Chain, July 6 - 8, Vienna, Austria.


O. Schlüter, S. Bußler, B. Rumpold (2016): Insekten als Nahrungsmittel. Österreichische Lebensmittelchemiker Tage, 08.06.2016-10.06.2016, St. Pölten, Österreich.

B. Rumpold, S. Bußler, A. Fröhling, O. Schlüter (2016) Insect processing and decontamination. Student seminar at KU Leuven, 21.03.2016, Leuven, Belgien.

 
S. Bußler, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2015). Plasma-assisted pre-processing of dried fruits and vegetables, 9th CIGR Section VI International Technical Symposium, 16-20 November 2015, Auckland, New Zealand.


S. Bußler, L. Guérin, B. Rumpold, O. Schlüter (2015). An approach to optimize protein isolation from alternative sources like meal worms, 9th CIGR Section VI International Technical Symposium, 16-20 November 2015, Auckland, New Zealand.


S. Bußler, H. Rawel, O. Schlüter (2015) Plasma-protein interactions in solid and liquid model protein matrices, 2015 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop, 12-13 November 2015, Athens, Greece.


S. Bußler, L. Guérin, B. Rumpold, O. Schlüter (2015). Processing of edible insects: production, fractionation and characterization of flours from meal worm (Tenebrio molitor) and black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens), 29th EFFoST International Conference, 10-12 November 2015, Athens, Greece.


S. Bußler, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2015). Product-specific impact of plasma processed air as a pre-drying procedure for dried fruit and vegetables, 29th EFFoST International Conference, 10-12 November 2015, Athens, Greece.

 
S. Bußler, B. Rumpold, O. Schlüter (2015). Gewinnung und Charakterisierung von Mehlfraktionen aus Speiseinsekten. INSECTA 2015, September 21st, Magdeburg, Germany.


S. Bußler, H. Rawel, O. Schlüter (2015).Plasma-protein interactions: Impact of cold atmospheric pressure plasma on composition, structure and functionality of model proteins. ICEF12, June 14-18, Québec City, Canada.  


S. Bußler, A. Weckmüller, H. Rawel, S. Rohn, O. Schlüter (2014). Flour composition-related control of techno-functional protein properties from Pisum sativum. EFFoST Annual Meeting 2014, November 25-28, Uppsala, Sweden. 


S. Bußler, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2014). Cold atmospheric pressure plasma for the targeted functionalization of dry bulk materials. V Congreso Internacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos 2014, November 17-19, Córdoba, Argentina.


S. Bußler, S. Neugart, M. Schreiner, J. Ehlbeck, S. Rohn, W. B. Herppich, O. Schlüter (2014). Einsatz von Niedertemperatur-Plasma entlang der Wertschöpfungskette von Leguminosen: Plasma-gestützte Steuerung der Inhaltsstoffprofile und Modifikation der Produkteigenschaften. GDL-Kongress Lebensmitteltechnologie, October 16-18, Rodgau bei Frankfurt a.M., Germany. 


S. Bußler, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2014). Direct and indirect atmospheric plasma processing for Food preservation and modification - How do product and process interact? ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 13-16, Montreal, Canada.


S. Bußler (2014).Untersuchungen zu Produkt-Prozess Wechselwirkungen bei der Anwendung kalter Atmosphärendruckplasmen auf Lebensmittel.National ISEKI-Workshop on “hot topics” in the Field of Food Science and Technology, July 1, Berlin, Germany.


S. Bußler, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2014). Functionalization of dry high-protein and high-fibre legume fractions by direct non-thermal atmospheric plasma treatment. Food Structure and Functionality Forum Symposium 2014, March 30-April 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


S. Bußler, A. Heckelmann, D. Knorr, M. Senz, U. Stahl, R. Thomann, H. Rawel, S. Rohn, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2014). Maßgeschneiderte Technologiekonzepte für die Herstellung innovativer Produkte auf Leguminosenbasis: Ausgewählte Beispiele. 49. Vortragstagung DGQ 2014, March 17-18, Kiel, Germany.


S. Bußler, U. Schnabel, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2013). Effects of indirect cold plasma treatment on enzyme activity and quality parameters of fresh cut and freeze dried apple tissue. 8th International CIGR Technical Symposium 2013, November 3-7, Guangzhou, China.



Poster presentations


W. Polili, C. Schweigert, A. Fröhling, S. Bußler, P. Pittia, O. Schlüter (2017): Lab-scale production system for tailored rearing of house crickets: Experimental evaluation and perspective. INSECTA 3rd International Conference, 07. 09. 2017-08.09.2017, Berlin, Germany.


S. Bußler, A. Fröhling, J. Durek, H. M. Rawel, B. Rumpold, O. Schlüter (2017): Decontamination of Tenebrio molitor flour by dry heat: Impact on protein functionality, solubility, composition and structure. INSECTA 3rd International Conference, 07. 09. 2017-08.09.2017, Berlin, Germany.


S. Bußler, H. M. Rawel, B. Rumpold, A. Fröhling, O. Schlüter (2016). Impact of cold atmospheric pressure plasma treatment on quality and safety of mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) flour. IFT16, July 16-19, Chicago, USA.


S. Bußler, B. A. Rumpold, A. Fröhling, O. Schlüter(2016). Improving microbial safety of edible insects and insect-based products by nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasma treatment. 4th International ISEKI_Food Conference, Responsible Research and Innovation in the Food Value Chain, July 6 - 8, Vienna, Austria.


S. Bußler, B. A. Rumpold, A. Fröhling, O. K. Schlüter (2016). Cold atmospheric pressure plasma treatment as an innovative approach for the decontamination of edible insects and insect-based products. IAFP’S European Symposium on Food Safety, May 11-13, Athens, Greece. 

  

S. Bußler, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2015). Enzyme inactivation by plasma processed air: Impact on quality parameters of fresh cut and freeze dried apple and potato tissue. WC2015, September 7-10, 2015, Portoroz, Slowenien. 


S. Bußler, L. Guérin, B. Rumpold, O. Schlüter (2015). Protein Extraction From Edible Insects: Techno-Functional Properties of Flours and Proteins From Meal Worm and Black Soldier Fly Larvae. IFT15, July 11-14, 2015, Chicago, USA.


S. Bußler, H. Rawel, J. Ehlbeck and O. Schlüter (2015). Modification of protein functionalities by the application of cold atmospheric pressure plasma. IFT15, July 11-14, Chicago, USA.  


S. Bußler, L. Guérin, B. Rumpold, O. Schlüter (2015). Insects as a sustainable source of food:  Recovery and techno-functionality of meal worm (Tenebrio molitor) flour and proteins. ICEF12, June 14-18, Québec City, Canada. 


S. Bußler, H. Rawel, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2014). Cold atmospheric pressure plasma: An innovative tool for the targeted modification of protein functionalities. EFFoST Annual Meeting 2014, November 25-28, Uppsala, Sweden. 


S. Bußler, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2014). Impact of conventional thermal versus innovative cold atmospheric plasma processing on the techno-functional protein properties from Pisum sativum. 1st Congress on Food Structure Design, October 15-17, Porto, Portugal. 


 S. Bußler, B. Rumpold, A. Fröhling, K. Reineke, O. Schlüter (2014). Impact of conventional thermal processing and gentle non-thermal plasma treatment on microbial load and protein properties of edible insects. IFT's 2014 Annual Meeting Scientific Program, June 21-24, New Orleans, USA.


S. Bußler, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2014). Non-thermal atmospheric plasma: An innovative approach to modify functional properties of dry bulk materials. 3rd International ISEKI Food Conference 2014, May 21-23, Athens, Greece.


S. Bußler, U. Schnabel, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2013). Impact of direct and indirect cold atmospheric plasma treatment on model food systems. EFFoST Annual Meeting 2013, November 11-15, Bologna, Italy.


S. Bußler, U. Schnabel, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2013). Effects of indirect cold plasma treatment on enzyme activity and quality of fresh cut and freeze dried apple tissue. EFFoST Annual Meeting 2013, November 11-15, Bologna, Italy.


S. Bußler (2013). Processing of legumes – The influence of high isostatic pressure, pulsed electric fields and high temperature on the properties of pea flour and on yield and structure of soluble pea proteins. EFFoST Annual Meeting 2013, November 11-15, Bologna, Italy.


S. Bußler, U. Schnabel, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2013). Plasma diagnostics: Effects of direct and indirect cold atmospheric plasma treatment on model food systems. 8th International CIGR Technical Symposium 2013, November 3-7, Guangzhou, China.


S. Bußler, U. Schnabel, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2013). Product-process interactions during direct and indirect cold atmospheric plasma treatment as gentle surface sterilization process.  iFOOD 2013, October 8-10, Hannover, Germany.


S. Bußler, U. Schnabel, J. Ehlbeck, O. Schlüter (2013). Impact of indirect cold plasma treatment as gentle food preservation technique on quality and shelf life of fresh cut and freeze dried plant cell tissue. iFOOD 2013, October 8-10, Hannover, Germany.


S. Bußler, A. Heckelmann, D. Knorr (2012). Influence of high isostatic pressure on the functional properties of peas and pea flour. EFFoST Annual Meeting 2012, November 20-23, Montpellier, France.


S. Bußler, A. Heckelmann, D. Knorr (2011). Effect of Pulsed Electric Fields on the Yield and Properties of Legume Proteins. EFFoST Annual Meeting 2011, November 9-11, Berlin, Germany.  


Awards/Grants


1st prize “Best Oral Presenter Award”, 9th CIGR Section VI International Technical Symposium, 16-20 November 2015, Auckland, New Zealand.


3rd Training School of BacFoodNet on (Novel) physical intervention technologies for controlling food stability, Trainee Grant, COST Action FA1202, April 21-24, University of Malta.


1st prize of the “GNT Young Scientist Award” presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Food Science & Technology (EFFoST) 2014, Uppsala, Sweden.


1st prize of the “BSc/MSc Student of the Year Award 2013” of  European Federation of Food Science& Technology (EFFoST) at the EFFoST Annual Meeting 2013, Bologna, Italy.


Poster competition "Honorable Mention Award" of Novel Approaches in Food Industry (NAFI) at the NAFI International Food Congress 2014, Kusadasi, Turkey.

 

 

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