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Gerhard Flachowsky

GMO Safety Panel EFSA




Born in Stangendorf near Zwickau, Germany, married, 2 children








University study in Agricultural Sciences, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany, Diplom-Landwirt




PhD-studies, Lecturer, Senior research scientist, Assist. and Assoc. Prof. (Dozent) in the field of animal nutrition at the University Leipzig, Germany


PhD thesis in poultry nutrition, University Jena


Habilitation (Postdoctoral thesis) in beef cattle nutrition, University Leipzig




Full Professor of Nutritional Physiology at the Faculty of Biology and Pharmaceutics at the University Jena


Director of the Institute of Animal Nutrition of the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI) in Braunschweig, Germany

Since 1996:

Honorary Professor at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena


Since May 2009:

Visiting Senior Scientist at the Institute of Animal Nutrition in Braunschweig



Fields of work experience:


-        Nutritional physiology incl. fundamentals of human nutrition

-        Ruminant nutrition

-        Feed sciences (incl. nutritional and safety assessment of feed from GM-plants)

-        Animal nutrition and quality of food of animal origin

-        Animal nutrition and environmental aspects (incl. Carbon footprints and climate change),

-        Nutrient economy, resource efficiency and global food security


Braunschweig, 21/12/2011


Gerhard Flachowsky

Gerhard Flachowsky