Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Dawid (*1982) focuses on the screening, identification and quantification of bioactive, sensory active and technofunctional natural compounds in food and plant raw materials as well as their human metabolism. She has a special focus on metabolites that are upregulated by abiotic and biotic stress factors in crops.
After her studies of food chemistry at the University of Münster, Prof. Dawid started her doctoral studies with Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann in Münster. In 2007 she followed her doctoral supervisor to the Weihenstephan Science Centre of the TUM where she completed her doctorate and did a postdoctoral research. During a research stay at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, she was instrumental in establishing the Institute for Molecular Sensor Technology. Back in Munich she began her habilitation with studies on stress resistance in plants. After the appointment of Hofmann as President of the TUM, Prof. Dawid took over the provisional leadership of the Chair of Food Chemistry and Molecular Sensor Technology. Since 2020 she is also a member of the ZIEL Institute for Food and Health and deputy director of the Bavarian Centre for Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry (BayBioMS).
- Wissenschaftspreis Weihenstephan der Stadt Freising (2019)
- Förderpreis für Nachwuchswissenschaftler der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Qualitätsforschung (Pflanzliche Nahrungsmittel) DGQ e.V. (2013)
Key Publications (all publications)
Baumann T, Dunkel A., Schmid C, Schmitt S, Hiltensperger M, Lohr K, Laketa V, Donakonda S, Ahting U, Lorenz-Depiereux B, Heil J, Schredelseker J, Simeoni L, Fecher C, Körber N, Bauer T, Hüser N, Hartmann D, Laschinger M, Eyerich K, Eyerich S, Anton M, Streeter M, Wang T, Schraven B, Spiegel D, Assaad F, Misgeld T, Zischka H, Murray P, Heine A, Korn T, Dawid C, Hofmann T, Knolle PA, Höchst B: “Regulatory myeloid cells paralyze T cell immunity through cell-cell transfer of the metabolite methylglyoxal“. Nature Immunaology. 2020; 21(5): 555–566.Abstract
Kutschera A, Dawid C, Gisch N, Schmid C, Raasch L, Gerster T, Schäffer M, Smakowska-Luzan E, Belkhadir Y, Vlot AC, Chandler CE, Schellenberger R, Schwudke D, Ernst RK, Dorey S, Hückelhoven R, Hofmann T, Ranf S: “Bacterial medium-chain 3-hydroxy fatty acid metabolites trigger immunity in Arabidopsis plants”. Science. 2019; 364: 178-181.Abstract
Dawid C, Hille K: “Functional metabolomics—a useful tool to characterize stress-induced metabolome alterations opening new avenues towards tailoring food crop quality”. Agronomy. 2018; 8(8): 138. DOI:10.20944/preprints201807.0052.v1.Abstract
Dawid C, Hofmann T: “Quantitation and bitter taste contribution of saponins in fresh and cooked white asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.)”. Food Chemistry. 2013; 145: 427−436.Abstract
Dawid C, Henze A, Frank O, Glabasnia A, Rupp M, Buening K, Orlikowski D, Bader M, Hofmann T: “Structural and sensory characterization of key pungent and tingling compounds from black pepper (Piper nigrum L.)”. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2012: 60(11): 2884–2895.Abstract