Jakob Schneider, PhD
Lab lead investigating processing-induced chemical contaminants in foods.
Current research and/or projects
Investigating the occurrence of processing-induced chemical contaminants in foods. We aim to develop the analytical tools to identify and quantitate these contaminants and to shed light on their formation throughout food processing. Our research projects focus on the formation and occurrence of monochloropropane-diols, mineral oils and acrylamides, among others.
Education and awards
- Postdoctoral fellow, Stereoselective Synthesis of Bioactive molecules: Université de Montréal 2012.
- Ph.D., Organic Chemistry and Organocatalysis: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany 2010.
- M.Sc., Chemistry: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (France) and Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), 2007.
International experience and/or work
Several years of industrial experience in chemical drug route development and GMP scale-up.
Jakob F. Schneider, Adam Becalski, Tony Zhao, Fuqi Chen, Yifu Liao & Dorothea F. K. Rawn (2022) Occurrence of 2- and 3-monochloropropanediol esters (MCPDE) in infant formula products on the Canadian market between 2015 and 2019, Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, 39:10, 1663-1673, DOI: 10.1080/19440049.2022.2104934
Jakob F. Schneider, Adam Becalski, Tony Zhao, Yihui Liu, Fuqi Chen & Dorothea F. K. Rawn (2023) Occurrence of glycidyl esters in infant formula products on the Canadian market between 2015 and 2019, Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, 40:1, 43-55, DOI: 10.1080/19440049.2022.2141468
Louis-Philippe B. Beaulieu, Jakob F. Schneider, and André B. Charette Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013 135 (21), 7819-7822. Highly Enantioselective Simmons–Smith Fluorocyclopropanation of Allylic Alcohols via the Halogen Scrambling Strategy of Zinc Carbenoids. DOI: 10.1021/ja402393w
Schneider, J.F., Falk, F.C., Fröhlich, R. and Paradies, J. (2010), Planar-Chiral Thioureas as Hydrogen-Bond Catalysts. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2010: 2265-2269. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.200901353