1989 …2024

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Prof. Windisch (b. 1958) investigates nutrition in livestock for the production of food of animal origin. He focuses on the effectiveness of functional dietary compounds, the use of biogenic (by-)products from new technologies as animal feed and the physiological principles and tolerances of nutrient transformation in the metabolism of livestock. He also investigates the quality and safety of animal-derived food.

After studying agricultural science at TUM, Prof. Windisch did his doctorate in 1988 and his lecturer qualification in 1995. Prior to his appointment as full professor at TUM, he was professor of animal nutrition at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) (2002-2010). Prof. Windisch is a member of the Society for Nutrition Physiology (GfE) and other scientific societies.

In August 2022, Prof. Windisch ended his active service at TUM in the context of partial retirement. The Chair of Animal Nutrition was closed. The successor institution is the Professorship of Animal Nutrition and Metabolism.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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