Joseph Katzenmeyer

September 21, 2014
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Joseph Katzenmeyer, Ph.D., Chemistry Supervisor,
rtech laboratories, from Land O’Lakes

Joe Katzenmeyer has a broad expertise in Analytical Chemistry. He joined Land O’ Lakes’ corporate analytical lab and rtech laboratories as a Chemistry Supervisor in 2012. He currently oversees testing performed in a variety of areas, from routine chemistry, such as pH, to fat and protein analysis required for nutritional labeling.

Prior to rtech, Joe worked in the pharmaceutical industry with various drug delivery systems such as transdermal patches and inhalable pharmaceuticals.

Joe received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Gustavus Adolphus College, where he performed research using headspace sampling, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry in detection of flavors and odors. In 2010, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Chemistry. His dissertation research used liquid chromatography coupled with laser-induced fluorescence and high resolution mass spectrometry to identify and quantify metabolic products of an anti-cancer agent. Additional research worked to correlate these metabolic products with age.

Rtech Laboratories is a business unit of Land O’ Lakes that offers comprehensive food testing and research capabilities to external customers. Rtech provides a complete line of ISO 17025 analytical chemistry and microbiology testing, sensory and consumer research, nutrition labeling, pilot plant services, and information research services. .
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2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar Presentation Description:
Insights into Protein Analysis from Commonly Used Methods to New Developments

From raw material quality checks to food safety to product label and marketing claims, virtually all aspects of a protein product’s development, manufacturing and marketing at some point rely on protein analysis. This presentation takes an overview of tests such as Kjeldahl and Dumas (combustion) analysis to the more fine-tuned specificity that can be obtained with chromatography and electrophoresis. This information along with insights on the emerging trend of real-time results will lead towards more resourceful, efficient and appropriate uses of protein analysis.