University of Groningen, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Switzerland
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer is Senior Vice President for Nutrition Science & Advocacy at DSM. DSM Nutritional Products is the world leader in vitamins, carotenoids and nutritional ingredients for Human Nutrition, Animal Nutrition and Personal Care.
Prior to DSM, Manfred Eggersdorfer was working for BASF, Ludwigshafen in different positions including Head of Research and Development Fine Chemicals.
Manfred Eggersdorfer studied chemistry at the Technical University Munich and did his PhD in organic chemistry in the field of synthesis and characterization of unusual amino acid. He was post-doc at the Stanford-University, California working with Carl Djerassi on the isolation and characterization of sterols from marine origin.
Further Manfred Eggersdorfer is active as honorary professor at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Groningen. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Curatorial for Innovation, and affiliate of various other organizations. He is author of numerous publications in the fields of vitamins, innovation in nutritional ingredients, and renewable resources, reviewer for a variety of journals and associate editor of the “International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research”.