Prof. Dr. habil. Wilhelm Windisch
Prof. Dr. habil. Wilhelm Windisch

Chair of Animal Nutrition TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan Technical University Munich (TUM) Liesel-Beckmann-Straße 2 D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan Tel: +49 (0)162 2579826
1979-1985 Study of Agricultural Sciences, TUM
1985 Diploma in Agricultural Sciences
1988 Dr. of Agricultural Sciences, TUM
1995 Habilitation, venia legendi (Dr. agr. habil., animal nutrition and production physiology), TUM
1985-2002 Scientist at the Institute of Nutrition Physiology, TUM
2002 – 2010 Full professor at BOKU University Vienna (Austria), Animal Nutrition (head of chair)
2006 – 2009 Member of the senate of BOKU University Vienna, Austria
2006 Declined: Full Professorship at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
2007 – 2009 Head of Department Food Science and Technology, BOKU University Vienna
2010 to date Full professorship (W3) at TUM, Animal Nutrition (head of chair)
2013 to 2017 Director of Hans Eisenmann Center for Agricultural Science, TUM
2022 End of active service at TUM in the context of partial retirement
Scientific Memberships
• Commission of Feedstuffs and Animal Nutrition (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany): 2014 to 2021: Member
• FEEDAP panel of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), EC: 2004-2006: member
• Society of Nutrition Physiology (GfE), Germany 2016 to 2020: president; 2013 to 2016: vice president; 2012 to date: Member of the Committee for Requirement Standards of GfE
• Society of Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS), Germany: 2001-2009: Vice president of GMS; 2009-2013: Chair of scientific advisory board of GMS
• Bavarian Association of Animal Nutrition (BAT e.V.) 2011 to 2022: president
• Eco Social Forum Austria 2020 to date: president of curatorship
• Alliance for Life Sciences, Food, Veterinary Expertise and Agriculture (ALVA), Austria: 2013 to 2017: Chair of ALVA Division Feedstuff & Plant Analysis
• QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH member of the curatorship since 2018 to 2022
• DLG Gütezeichen Mischfutter, since 2018 DLG-Kommission Mischfuttermittel 2014 to date: member; 2016 to date: chair of commission
• Innovation Room New Food Systems (Germany) 2020 to date: member of curatorship
Scientific Awards
• H. Wilhelm Schaumann Award 1991
• Dr. Heinrich-Baur Talent Award 1994
• Henneberg-Lehmann Talent Award 1996
• DVT Award 2021
• Bavarian Lion by the Bavarian State Ministry for Agriculture
Recent Focus of Research
• Livestock feeding in context with circular economy in agriculture
• Effects of feed additives and antinutritive dietary compounds on the functionality of the gastrointestinal tract
• Metabolism of essential trace minerals (Zn, Fe, Cu), bioavailability, homeostatic regulation


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