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Stefan Roland Herbel
Scientific Assistant, Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics
Currently, Stefan R Herbel is working as a GMP Compliance Manager in the Department of Microbiology at Bayer HealthCare in Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany. His work includes monitoring and guiding the good manufacturing practice standards in producing ointments and ready-to-use injections.
In 2010 he started working on his Ph.D. at the Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics at the Department of Veterinarian Medicine (Freie Universität Berlin). In his project he was establishing a rapid and reliable real-time PCR technique for species-specific identification and quantification of probiotics in dairy and non-dairy products such as pharmaceuticals, food samples and non-food articles.
After studying Biology at the Freie Universität in Berlin he was working as a Second Head of the diagnostic laboratories at Biotecon Diagnostics GmbH in Potsdam, Germany.
He is a peer reviewer for a numer of journals dealing with probiotics: African Journal of Microbiology Research, Berliner und Münchener tierärztliche Wochenschrift, British Journal of Nutrition, Folia Microbiologica, Journal of Microbiology Research & Reviews, Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, PLoS ONE and SpringerPlus. In addition, his research has received recognistion and commendation at different conferences and annual meetings such as at 16th International Symposium of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD)”, Berlin, Germany (2013), 7th Yakult Symposium 2013, London, Great Britain (2013), International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics 2012”, OMICS Group, San Antonio, USA (2012), Seeon Conference ‘Microbiota, Probiota and Host’, DGHM, Seeon, Germany (2012, 2013), International Probiotic Conference 2012, Kosice, Slovakia (2012) and Probiotics, Prebiotics & New Foods, Rome, Italy (2011).
Finally, his oral presentation at the “International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics 2012”, OMICS Group, San Antonio, USA (2012) had been ranked as the best talk within the Young Scientist Challenge Trophy Competition.
Testing, developing different diagnostic tools for a rapid identification of health beneficial bacteria in yoghurt, cereals, tablets, straws and other probiotic products.