Prof. Dr. med. Biesalski is head of the Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition as well as Director of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. He has over 30 years’ experience in research on retinoids and their actions on cellular growth and differentiation, vitamin A and human health, especially lung diseases. His research activities have concentrated on antioxidants and vitamins in basic and applied research on reactive oxygen species and their role in human nutrition. Followed by research related to food quality as an indicator of adequate and healthy nutrition and micronutrients in human health and disease with special emphasis on vitamin A and iron.
Prof. Biesalski is a member of the Executive Boards and Scientific Advisory Boards of the most important German health societies and academies as well as of the Scientific Advisory Board of the US Pharmacopoeia. He is also a member of different international societies and vitamin consultative groups. He is also Editor of various journals comprising the topics nutrition and metabolism. Further, he has edited seven textbooks related amongst others to nutrition medicine and nutrition physiology and published more than 330 peer-reviewed papers in the most prestigeous scientific journals.