Prof. Dr. Udo Herz:
- Danone Nutricia, Health Care Nutrition, Global Science Director
- Associate Professor for Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the Philipp’s University of Marburg & Giessen, Germany
- President of Specialized Nutrition (SNE), Brussels, Belgium.
Master of Science degree in Biology, Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin
1994, PhD in Molecular Biology & Immunology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen.
1994 to 1999, Senior Research Scientist, Virchow Clinic of the Free University of Berlin, Institute for Clinical
Chemistry, Germany. Work on impact of environmental factors impacting the development of allergies and asthma, with special focus on the impact of early exposure to microbes.
2000 to 2003, University Hospital of the Philipp’s-University Marburg, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, Head of Research and Development. Continued research on factors which could prevent the onset of allergies especially on bacterial components and their capacity to modulate the immune response.
2001, Associate Professor for Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the Philipp’s University of Marburg & Giessen, in Germany, working on infections in the immune - pathogenesis of allergy and asthma but also the role of probiotics for allergy prevention.
2002, guest Professor at the University of Salzburg, Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry.Professional Assignments:
2003, Mead Johnson Nutrition as Senior Principal Research Scientist, responsible for the company’s Global Allergy & Tolerance Technology Platform and external R&D program.
2005, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Director Research & Development Europe, heading the departments of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Nutrition Science, Product Development & Engineering and Process Management.
2014, Danone/Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, Director for Global Program Infant Formula, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Since 2015, , Danone/Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, Global Science Director, HealthCare Nutrition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Author of > 100 publications in pre-reviewed journals and book chaptersIndustry Association:
2013, Board Member of the European Industry Association of Specialized Nutrition (SNE), Brussels, Belgium.
Since 2017, President of Specialized Nutrition (SNE), Brussels, Belgium.