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Ibrahim Elmadfa; Ph.D., BSc. {Emeritus Fellow}

Dr. Elmadfa serves as an Emeritus Fellow for N.C.O.F, Inc.. He retired as the Director of the Institute of Nutritional Sciences and a Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria. He held the position of President of the Austrian Nutrition Society and President-Elect of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences for seven years. Dr. Elmadfa's teaching duties included the establishment and coordination of the study of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Vienna both under-and-postgraduate levels. Earlier, he was a Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Giessen in Germany. Dr. Elmadfa was past President of the European Academy of Nutritional Sciences (EANS). During his professional teaching career he supervised and graduated over one hundred Ph.D. students in molecular nutrition and nutrition in health and disease on cellular-molcular and population level, food quality / methods of analysis; and over a thousand diplomas and MSc. students in nutrition at both Giessen and Vienna Universities. Dr. Elmadfa's research projects have included: nutrient requirements in health and disease (Nutrient based dietary guidelines for Central European countries); bioavailability of nutrients; monitoring of nutrition and health status at the national and European level; assessment of the nutritional status of Austrian population groups (Austrian Study on Nutritional Status - ASNS) in children and adolescents, pregnants, elderly, adults, disabled, and others as basis for the Austrian Nutrition Report 1998, 2003 and 2008; the European Nutrition and Health Report 2004 and 2009; and Nutrition and immune function. Clinical studies with patients Food safety and quality. DAFNE (Data Food Networking), EUROFIR (European Food Information Resource Network). Risk assessment Consumer health (Participation in projects such as Pro Children, NutriSenex, Hector; WHO-Project "Vienna - Healthy City", Vienna municipality). Dr. Elmadfa is well published with over four hundred original papers in scientific journals in German (nearly 50%, with English summaries) or in English, including books, review articles, handbook/textbook chapters and full papers presented at national and international scientific meetings and conferences; and twenty-one books and monographs. He is an Editor for the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, and for the Forum Nutrition (formerly Bibliotheca Nutritio et Dieta). Curator member of the editorial board and reviewer for several scientific journals. Dr. Elmadfa holds a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition and a diploma in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Giessen in Germany; and a BSc. degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Assiut in Cairo, Egypt.


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