Dr. Arthur Ouwehand is R&D group manager at Danisco Sweeteners, Health & Nutrition in Kantvik, Finland. He has a research background in both academia and industry. His main interest is on functional foods; in particular probiotics and prebiotics and their influence on the intestinal microbiota. He is active in the International Life Sciences Institute Europe, the International Dairy Federation and the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics. Dr. Ouwehand received his M.S. degree (1992) in cell biology from Wageningen University (the Netherlands) and his Ph.D. degree (1996) in microbiology from Göteborg University (Sweden). In 1999 he was appointed Adjunct Professor in Applied Microbiology at the University of Turku (Finland) and he is the author of more then 150 journal articles and book chapters.
Biography Updated on 28 September 2011