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microbiologist researcher

Wilhelm Heinrich Holzapfel, South African microbiologist researcher. Member South African Society for Microbiology (vice president 1986-1988), American Society for Microbiology, German Society for General and Applied Microbiology, Society for Applied Bacteriology, German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, German Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, Hungarian Society Microbiology (honorary).

Background

Holzapfel, Wilhelm Heinrich was born on January 22, 1942 in Tulbagh, Cape, South Africa. Son of Ernst Heinrich and Elisabeth Maria (Erasmus) Holzapfel.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agrl, University Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 1963. Master of Science in Agriculture, University Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 1967. Doctor rerum naturalium (Doctor in Sciences), Technology University Munich, Germany, 1969.

Career

Senior research scientist Department of Agriculture, Pretoria, South Africa, 1969-1972. Senior lecturer University Pretoria, South Africa, 1972-1982, associate professor South Africa, 1983-1984, full professor South Africa, 1985-1987. Director, professor Federal Research Center for Nutrition, Karlsruhe, Germany, since 1987.

Research consultant Food Irradiation Program, Atomic Energy corporation, South Africa, 1982-1987. Extraordinary professor University Pretoria, since 1994. Honorary professor University Karlsruhe.

President International Committee for Food Microbiology and Hygiene/International Union Microbiol. Societies, since 1996. Visiting professor microbiology University Stellenbosch.

Membership

Member South African Society for Microbiology (vice president 1986-1988), American Society for Microbiology, German Society for General and Applied Microbiology, Society for Applied Bacteriology, German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, German Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, Hungarian Society Microbiology (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, singing, swimming.

Connections

Married Adré McDonald, February 10, 1967. Children: Ernst, Zwingli, Sieglinde, Friedrich.

father:
Ernst Heinrich Holzapfel

mother:
Elisabeth Maria (Erasmus) Holzapfel

spouse:
Adré McDonald

child:
Friedrich Holzapfel

child:
Sieglinde Holzapfel

child:
Ernst Holzapfel

child:
Zwingli Holzapfel