Juliane Müller is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Zurich (Switzerland). She has learned Arabic and Spanish in Montpellier (France), Berlin (Germany) and Damascus (Syria). She was a PhD graduate at Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies and got her PhD in Arabic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in 2016. Besides Nahrungsmittel in der arabischen Medizin, she has published a monograph on Arabic alchemy (2012). Al-Samarqandī has collected and compiled the contents of her encyclopedia from various older Arabic medical texts on food science.