Prof. Gerhard Flachowsky was born in 1944 (Stangendorf, Germany) and has been the Director of the Institute of Animal Nutrition at Braunschweig (Germany) till 2009. He obtained the PhD in 1971 at the University of Jena. After that, he got his habilitation in 1979 (University Leipzig, Germany) and an appointment as full professor of Animal Nutrition at the University Jena in 1989. In 1994 became the Director of the Institute of Animal Nutrition at Braunschweig.
Prof. Flachosky's research is focused on:
- Nutritional physiology
- Ruminant nutrition
- Feed sciences (including feed additives, nutritional and safety assessment of feeds)
- Animal nutrition and quality of animal products/environment
- Nutrient economy.
Prof. Flachosky have published more than 500 peer reviewed papers and has been member of the Scientific Committee of Animal Nutrition (SCAN) of the EU (1997-2003) and of the FEEDAP-Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA, 2003-2006). Since 2002 he is working as expert for animal nutrition in Working groups of the GMO-Panel of the EFSA and since 2009 works as a member of the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO-Panel) of the EFSA. He is the Chairman of the Committee of Nutrient Requirements (AfBN) in the Society of Nutritional Physiology, Germany (since 2000), President of the FAL (2002/2003) and was President of the Senate of all Federal Agricultural Research Institutes in Germany (2004-2006).