Human body odours: exploring chemical signatures

FAU own research funding: EFI / ETI / ...

Project Details

Project leader:
Dr. Helene Loos

Project members:
Dr. Eva Kießwetter
Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier
PD Dr. Stefan Wirtz
Prof. Dr. Roland Lang
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rohleder

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Aroma- und Geruchsforschung
Lehrstuhl für Gesundheitspsychologie
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 14 (Maschinelles Lernen und Datenanalytik)
Medizinische Klinik 1 - Gastroenterologie, Pneumologie und Endokrinologie
Professur für Angeborene Immunität und Pathogenerkennung
Professur für Klinische Ernährung im Alter

Start date: 01/04/2019
End date: 31/03/2021

Short description (intelligible to all):

signals play a major role in physiological processes and are potent modulators
of behaviour. The possible implication of chemosensory information in human
social interaction, however, has long been neglected. Despite this, evidence is
accumulating that an individual’s chemical signature bears not only information
about genetically determined traits, but also about transient states such as
the individual’s emotional or health status. The emerging field of human
chemocommunication hence offers the intriguing possibility to make use of body
odour signatures as an unobtrusive measure of internal states. The goal of this
project is to develop tools for a new chemocommunication platform that is about
to be established in a collaborative project of this
consortium, including data scientists, psychologists, medical scientists, and

Last updated on 2019-25-04 at 19:04