Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Wilhelm Windisch

Chair of Animal Nutrition

TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
Technical University Munich (TUM)

Liesel-Beckmann-Straße 2
D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan

Phone: +49 (0)8161 713552
Fax: +49 (0)8161 715367


1979-1985 Study of Agricultural Sciences, TUM
1985 Diploma in Agricultural Sciences
1988 Dr. of Agricultural Sciences ‘summa cum laude’, TUM
1995 Habilitation, venia legendi (Dr. agr. habil., animal nutrition and production physiology), TUM


1985-2002 Scientist at the Institute of Nutrition Physiology, TUM
2002-2010 Full professorship at BOKU University Vienna (Austria), Animal Nutrition (haed of chair)
2006-2009 Member of the senate of BOKU University Vienna, Austria
2006 Declined: Full professorship at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
2007-2009 Head of Department Food Science and Technology, BOKU University Vienna
2010 to date Full professorship (W3) at TUM, Animal Nutrition (chair)
2013-2017 Director of Hans Eisenmann Center for Agricultural Science, TUM

Scientific Memberships

  • Society of Nutrition Physiology (GfE), Germany:
    2016 to date: President
    2013-2016: Vice president
    2012 to date: Member of the Commitee for Requirement Standards of GfE
  • Bavarian Association of Animal Nutrition (BAT e.V.)
    2011 to date: President
  • QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH, member of the curatorship since 2018
  • Commission of Feedstuffs and Animal Nutrition (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany)
    since 2014: Member
  • FEEDAP panel of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), EC:
    2004-2006: Member
  • DLG Gütezeichen Mischfutter, since 2018 DLG-Kommission Mischfuttermittel
    2014 to date: Member
    seit 2016: Chair of commission
  • Society of Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS), Germany:
    2001-2009: Vice president of GMS
    2009-2013: Chair of scientific advisory board of GMS
  • Alliance for Life Science, Food, Veterinary Expertise and Agriculture (ALVA), Austria:
    2013-2017: Chair of ALVA Division Feedstuff & Plant Analysis



Scientific Awards

  • H. Wilhelm Schaumann-Preis 1991
  • Dr. Heinrich-Baur-Förderpreis 1994
  • Henneberg-Lehmann-Förderpreis 1996

Recent Focus of Research

Metabolism of essential trace minerals (Zn, Fe, Cu), bioavailability, homeostatic regulation
Effects of feed additives and antinutritive dietry compounds on the functionality of the gastrointestinal tract