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Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board has the remit of advising the BfR when setting its research priorities. In addition to this, the Board not only promotes contacts and cooperation between the BfR and other research institutions in Germany and abroad, it also advises the Institute on the appointment of renowned scientists to the committees located at the Institute.

A further task of the Scientific Advisory Board is to provide scientific support to BfR in the evaluations by the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR) (so far 2006 and 2015).

The BfR Scientific Advisory Board was established in 2005. Its members work in an honorary capacity. They are appointed for a period of four years, additional terms of office are possible.

The fifth appointment was made in August 2021 when 17 scientists from various universities and non-university research institutions were selected. The panel consists of experts from the fields of food chemistry, food hygiene and food analysis, nutrition, toxicology and epidemiology, as well as psychology, communication sciences, statistics and animal welfare.

Members

Professor Dr Wolfgang Bäumler
University Hospital Regensburg, Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology

Professorin Dr Dr. Anja Bosy-Westphal
University of Kiel, Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science

Dr Sígurborg Daðadóttir
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST), Iceland

Professor Dr Markus Fischer
Institute for Food Chemistry at the Hamburg School of Food Science

Professor Dr Jan G. Hengstler
Technical University Dortmund, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

Professorin Dr Katja Ickstadt
Technical University Dortmund, Faculty of Statistics, Chair of Mathematical Statistics with Applications in Biometrics

Professorin Dr Susanne Möbus
University Medicine Essen, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology

Professor Dr Dennis Nowak
University of Munich, Director of the Institute and Polyclinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine

Professor Dr Frank Ordon
President Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Quedlinburg

Professorin Dr Monika Pischetsrieder
University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Professorin Dr Juliana Raupp
Freie Universität Berlin, Organizational Communication, Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Department of Political and Social Sciences

Professor Dr Bernhard Renard
Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH, Research Group Data Analytics and Computational Statistics

Professor Dr Michael Siegrist
ETH Zurich, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Switzerland

Professor Dr Roger Stephan
University of Zurich, Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, Switzerland

Professor Dr Karl-Heinz Südekum
University of Bonn, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Animal Science, Department Animal Nutrition

Professorin Dr Christa Thöne-Reinecke
Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior and Laboratory Animal Science

Professor Dr Uwe Truyen
Leipzig University, Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health

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