Dr. Andreas Schwiertz is a microbiologist and molecularbiologist. He trained at the Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg (GER), the University College Cork (IRL) and Sate University of St. Petersburg (RUS). He received his PhD from the University of Potsdam (GER), where he trained under Prof. Michael Blaut in human gastrointestinal microbiology and on probiotics. Followed by a short stay at the Charité Hospital working in the department of nephrology he joined in 2003 the MVZ Institute of Microecology in Herborn, where he currently is the head of research and development. In 2012 he received his lecturer qualification from the Justus Liebig University of Giessen on gastrointestinal microbiology where he is associated professor.

In 2002 he received a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. From 2008 – 2013 he was a member of the biohazard panel of the Federal Institute for risk assessment in Germany. Since 2014 he is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Applied University Furtwangen, Germany and of the Old Herborn University, Germany.

He has published over 20 peer reviewed articles and other publications and has an H-index of 17. He has authored, edited and co-edited several books on the human microbiota. He has supervised some 20 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.

Andreas Schwiertz

Professor, Dr.rer.nat.

Institut für Mikroökologie
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