Our Team

A scientific advisory pool with independent experts combining different scientific disciplines

The Wine Information Council is a unique partnership between various national organisations committed to the promotion of moderate and responsible wine consumption and independent, scientific experts across Europe and beyond devoted to evidence-based research on Wine & Health, and Wine & Social Aspects.

The Wine Information Council portal is developed and updated under the supervision of a scientific advisory pool.

Meet the experts: 

 

ChairProf. Nicolai Worm, Nutritionist, Munich, Germany

  • Prof. Mladen Boban, MD, University of Split, Split, Croatia
  • Prof. Monika Christmann, Oenologist, Geisenheim Research Institute, Geisenheim, Germany
  • Prof. Ramon Estruch, MD,  Barcelona Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain 
  • Creina Stockley, MSC, MBA, PhD Australia
  • Prof. Pierre-Louis Teissedre, Oenologist, University Bordeaux Segalen,Bordeaux, France
  • Ursula Fradera, MSc, Nutritionist, Deutsche Weinakademie, Mainz, Germany (coordinator)
Prof. Mladen Boban was awarded his medical doctor and Ph.D. degree at the University of Zagreb, and did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA. He has been a head of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Split School of Medicine since 1997, and served as a dean and a vice-dean. In the last 13 years focus of his scientific interest is mostly on the biological effects of wine and its derivatives. Currently, his funded…
Prof. Christmann received her M.Sc in Oenology and her doctor in Agricultural Sciences from the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen / Germany in 1985 and 1988. Then she was Quality Control / R&D Manager at Sichel Winery in Alzey, Germany and then from 1991-1993, she was Laboratory Director and Member of Winemaking Teams at the SIMI Winery in Healdsburg / California. Since 1994,Prof. Christmann is Head of Department for Oenology and Wine Technology including the Estate Winery at the Geisenheim Research Institute. She…
Ursula fradera is a nutritionist (diplom-oecotrophologin, msc) and has been working with the deutsche weinakademie (dwa) as project manager and branch manager since 1999. The objectives of the DWA are to establish wine as part of a healthy diet and modern lifestyle and to make people aware about responsible drinking pattern by informing about the benefits of moderate wine consumption AND the risks of alcohol misuse. The work includes analysis, evaluation and dissemination of international scientific studies. Ursula is responsible…
Prof. Ramon Estruch, MD, PhD Professor Ramon Estruch is currently Senior Consultant at the Internal Medicine Department of the Hospital Clinic (Barcelona) from 2002. He is also Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the Barcelona University from 1996 and member of the ERAB Advisory Board at UE from 2011. The main research lines developed are the following: 1) Effects of chronic alcohol consumption on heart, liver and brain; 2) Cardiovascular effects of Mediterranean diet; 3) Mechanisms of the…
Creina Stockley, (MSc, MBA) a clinical pharmacologist, is Manager – Health and Regulatory Information at The Australian Wine Research Institute since 1991. Australian government delegate to the Organisation de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV), she has been Vice-President and acting President of the Nutrition and Wine expert group, President of the Food Safety expert group, and is now the President of Commission IV Safety and Health since 2012. Her position at the AWRI has afforded her opportunities to act…
Enologist from the Pharmacy Faculty of Montpellier in 1989 and Doctor of the University Montpellier 1, he was in 1993 and 1994 Doctor associate of the University of California, Davis – USA in the department of Enology and Viticulture. Pierre-Louis TEISSEDRE is Full Professor in the Faculty of Enology of the University Bordeaux Segalen and was Adjunct Director of the UMR 1219 Œnologie INRA (Mixed Research Unit) with the responsability of the Oenopro Group, actually he is directing the applied…
Nicolai Worm studied “Nutritional Sciences” at the University of Munich. He then joined the Institute of Social Medicine, Prevention and Rehabilitation in Tutzing (Germany) as research fellow and managed an EU-project. In 1993, he received his PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Giessen. He is currently professor at the DHfPG. For more than 25 years, Dr. Worm has been working as a scientific consultant for various institutions. Since 1995 he is affiliated with the German Wine Institute and…

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