• Professor for Quality of Animal Products; Department of Animal Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
    (since 04/2018)
  • Senior Manager; isi GmbH, Rosdorf
    (06/2014 to 03/2018)
  • Habilitation with the topic "Boar taint revisited: From understanding perception to control" und Erteilung der venia legendi für das Fach "Lebensmittelqualität und Sensorikforschung"; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Research Associate; Department of Animal Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
    (1/2005 to 05/2014)
  • Dr. sc. agr. with the topic "Determination of intramuscular fat content (IMF) in pork M. longissimus using ultrasound spectral analysis"; Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (summa cum laude)
  • Research stipend for Matforsk (heute NOFIMA, Norwegian Food Research Institute),
    (9/2004 to 12/2004)
  • Research associate and doctoral candidate, Institute for Animal Breeding, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
    (6/2000 to 8/2004)
  • International Semester on Consumer Affairs, Rijkshoogeschool Ijselland, Deventer, Niederlande
    (01/1996 to 06/1996)
  • Ecotrophology Diplom, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Bernburg, Germany
    (10/1994 to 5/2000)

Areas of Research

  • Endogenous and exogenous factors influencing product quality
  • Use of alternative protein sources in animal nutrition
  • Dual-purpose chicken breeds
  • Alternatives to piglet castration without anaesthetization
  • Methods for physico-chemical quality assessment
  • Quantitative modelling of quality characteristics
  • Consumer behaviour and acceptance
  • Sensory perception
  • Biomarker for quality assurance

  • Reviewing Activities

    • Journal of Animal Science
    • Meat Science
    • Food Chemistry
    • Journal of Food Processing and Preservation
    • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
    • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
    • Archives of Animal Breeding (Archiv für Tierzucht)
    • Food Quality and Preference
    • Organic Agriculture
    • FOODS
    • Animals
    • ANIMAL