DLA - Team
DLA - Proficiency Tests GmbH is a small team, which is managed by
two shareholders Matthias Besler-Scharf and Alexandra Scharf. We
have three employees, Mrs. Lücke, Mrs. Honold and Mrs.
Haarmann, who are supporting us.
am a food
accomplished my PhD thesis at the University of Hamburg
(Germany) in the department of food chemistry. My topic was in
the area of allergen
others with the aim to elucidate epitop structures of egg
white allergens. Afterwards I published numerous allergen data
collections with international co-authors in an online journal
Symposium on Food Allergens
was and I am involved in the development of detection
methods by ELISA-
and PCR-techniques as
well as in studies of the allergenicity
of foods e.g. in the
framework of the EU-project
Allergenicity of Processed Foods containing Animal Allergens),
in supporting the DIN-norm
committee of food allergens
or as an external advisor of the MAVO-project
2001 to 2014 I was quality
management representative, deputy head of laboratory and
for cross checks according
to German food law in a commercial laboratory (LEFO-Institut,
Ahrensburg). Besides being one of the managing
I was mainly judging the legatimacy of food
(supplemental balanced diet)
according to its composition and labeling.
2003 I am doing safety
assessments of cosmetic products,
as early as 2009 according to the recommendations of the
EU-regulation for cosmeticals (www.dla-lvu.de/cosmetic).
2019: Coordinator of proficiency tests and deputy lead of DLA.
The owners and the whole DLA
team are committed to social and non-profit purposes, sustainable
management of resources and the promotion of environmentally
friendly and/or organic agriculture and technologies! Where
possible, we put these goals into practice. In particular, the
following issues are self-evident for us:
DLA has been used recycled
paper right from the start, and since 2016 has been converting
the monthly announcements and since 2017 the evaluation reports
as well to purely electronic dispatch.
For packaging of our
materials, we use package tapes made of recycled plastic and use
100% used filling material.
DLA attaches great importance
to suppliers of green electricity and gas with a high share of
DLA donates annually to
non-profit institutions such as PLAN International or
Aktion-Deutschland-Hilft (Refugee Aid).