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Holzapfel Wilhelm Heinrich

Holzapfel Wilhelm Heinrich

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Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Holzapfel 

Presently: Chair Professor, Handong Global University, Pohang, South Korea

Present positions / selected activities:

  • Since 2013 : Chair Professor, Dept. of Advanced Green Energy and Environment (AGEE), Handong Global University [2007 – 2013: Full Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Handong Global University].
  • Since 2014 : Agricultural Food Advisory Professor at CBNU (Cheonbuk National University), South Korea.
  • Since 1996 : President of the ICFMH of the IUMS (International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene of the International Union of Microbiological Societies).
  • Since 1986 : Member of the IUMS (International Union of Microbiological Societies) Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus and related organisms.
  • Since 1984 : Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Food Microbiology.

Former positions/involvements:

Germany
  • 1987-2007 : Head (Director and Professor), Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology, BFE, Karlsruhe,
  • 1985 - 1987 : Full Professor for Microbiology University of Pretoria;
  • 1972 - 1987 : Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor for Microbiology, University of Pretoria, South
Africa
  • Until 2007 : Hon. Professor for Industrial Microbiology, Technical Univ. of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany.
  • Until 2007 : Extraordinary Professor, Univ. of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Miscellaneous:
  • 1989 - 2015 : Member of the Advisory Board (“Beirat”) of the "Bund für Lebensmittelrecht und Lebensmittelkunde" (Federation of Food Legislation and Food Science of the German Food Industry).
  • Since 2013 : Advisory Board member of the “CALM” project, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Advisor to the “International Foundation of Science” (IFS), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Since 1988 : Member of the German Society on Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture Research (ATSAF).
  • Since 2003 : Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society of Microbiology.

Teaching : Around 40 years experience in teaching and research in basic and various fields of applied microbiology, including Food Microbiology, Food Hygiene and Industrial Microbiology.
Leader/Advisor for around 120 Master’s and PhD students.
Major Research Interests: Lactic acid bacteria, probiotics, food microbiology, food safety and food biotechnology, gut microbiota.
Publications: > 330 scientific papers, 70 chapters in scientific textbooks; editor/co-editor of 8 scientific textbooks