Welcome to my blog!
My name is Jonas Trummer and I’m the Early Stage Researcher #1 (ESR#1) of the European Joint Doctorate Food Science programme with specialisation in brewing technology. I’m enrolled at the University of Agriculture in Kraków as my home university and at the University of Gent as my host university.
After receiving conformation of acceptance to the program everything moved really fast. I had only one month before moving to a new city and begin a totally different life!
Excitement, however, made it feel like a heartbeat and all of a sudden I found myself in the beautiful city of Kraków with the first training ahead of me. This 3-week training brought all the 8 researchers of the programme together for the first time. It was an opportunity to get to know each other. We took some courses and workshops on presentation and communication skills and were introduced to the staff of the supervising committee. We were assigned our first mentors and everyone was able to introduce themselves to their supervisors and kick-off their research plans.
About two months into the programme, the whole ESR family met up again. This time we had the pleasure to be in Berlin for a 3-week training at VLB Berlin, one of our partner institutions. We were taught in the field of micro-malting, process automatisation, beverage packaging and management in beverage companies. It was amazing to meet new people in the field and fascinated with the world of beer, scientific and the industry.
I must admit that I always feel happy to come back to my new home, Kraków, and move forward with my own research.
MY TOPIC: Evaluation of innovative raw materials suitable for production of high-quality malt and beer.
At the beginning of the program I was checking which raw materials have not been researched in depth and would be new to the market. So I chose a special raw material for malting and beer production and now I’m in the middle of the research and testing its suitability.
As much as it looks promising right now, I can’t reveal any further details and will keep it a secret (for the time being). 🙂 You will get to know more as soon as our first publication gets out! So, stay tuned and follow our blog for more scientific topics and updates on our research!