Dr Marcel Zwietering

Current ICMSF member

Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Member since 2005 | Consultant 2003 | Chair since 2020

Dr Zwietering received his MSc and PhD in Biotechnology at Wageningen University. He continued in the same group as assistant and associate professor, working on quantitative microbiology and risk assessment. He spent a sabbatical half year in the Unilever research lab in Colworth House, UK. He worked from 1998 until 2002 in the research lab of Danone, Le Plessis Robinson in France, where he worked on quality control of starter cultures, investigation of the symbiosis, metabolic flux analysis, and quantitative risk assessment. Since January 2003, he is professor in Food Microbiology at Wageningen University with research subjects in the domain of food safety management, risk analysis, fermentation, detection and hygiene, eco-physiology and functional genomics. He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr Zwietering is editor of the International Journal of Food Microbiology and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Food Protection. He is active in many national and international expert bodies, including member of the Dutch Health Council since 2006. At IAFP2019 he was awarded the Elmer Marth Educator Award and the International Leadership Award.