Torsten Bohn

Dr Torsten Bohn was born in Troisdorf, Germany, in 1972 and is currently the head of the Plant and Nutrition Unit at the Public Research Center - Gabriel Lippmann in Luxembourg. Following his PhD in human nutrition which was awarded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich for studies on “Magnesium Absorption in Humans” in 2002, he made his postdoc at the Ohio State University, at Columbus, OH. During this time he focused on human studies investigating potential health benefits of consuming soy and tomato rich foods, which also sparked the interest for a more general relation between Food and Health, some topics of which appear in this present book “Nutrition, Well-Being and Health”, aiming to highlight selected areas of nutrition and health interactions. Torsten Bohn has published ca. 50 peer reviewed articles encompassing reviews and book chapters. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Nutrition and has edited several special issues for various Food and Nutrition oriented Journals. His main research focus is the bioavailability of phytochemcials, especially carotenoids and polyphenols, and their relation to inflammation and oxidative stress.