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Professor Dr. Florian J. Schweigert

Chairperson of the Department for Physiology and Pathophysiology of Nutrition

Curriculum vitae

  • born in Munich (1958), married, four children
  • 1978 Abitur
  • 1984 Veterinary license after studying veterinary medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich
  • 1986 Doctorate as Dr. med. vet. with the grade "summa cum laude“
  • 1990 Habilitation in the field of physiology and physiological chemistry in the department of Prof. Dr. Hermann Zucker
  • 1984 – 1988 scientific assistant at the institute for physiology, physiological chemistry and animal nutrition of the LMU in Munich
  • 1988 – 1990 „Research Fellow in Medicine“ at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA
  • 1990 – 1992 Assistant at the institute for physiology of lactation and reproduction of the Technical University Munich
  • 1992 University professorship (C3) for nutrition physiology at the veterinary faculty of the University of Leipzig
  • 1995 University professorship (C4) for Physiology and Pathophysiology of Nutrition at the University of Potsdam
  • 2005 – 2012 Chairperson of the Society for Applied Vitamin Research
  • 1997 – 2010 Liaison Officer of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation e.V
  • Since 2016 Vice President for International Affairs, Alumni and Fundraising at the University of Potsdam
  • Member of the advisory board of the German Nutrition Society (DGE), the Danone Foundation for Healthy Nutrition and the University Society Potsdam
  • Visiting professor at the Mahidol University in Bangkok and the Khon Kaen University (both in Thailand)
  • Initiator of the Potsdam Summer School of International Nutrition