Staff profiles

Markus Herderich

Position: Director of Research

staatlich geprüfter Lebensmittelchemiker (Cert Food Chem), PhD University of Würzburg (Germany), GAICD

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Phone: 08 8313 6600
Since: 9 April 2001

Markus Herderich is the AWRI’s Director of Research. His research focus is on aroma and wine chemistry, analytical chemistry and natural product chemistry, and metabolomics. In 2000, he received the Kurt-Täufel Award as Outstanding Early Scientist from the German Society of Food Chemistry.  Markus is a Certified Food Chemist, he obtained a PhD from the University of Würzburg, Germany, and has been an Affiliate Associate Professor at The University of Adelaide since 2001. Markus has authored or co-authored more than 140 papers including book chapters, peer-reviewed articles and technical reports in industry journals, and is a member of the following societies: Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, German Chemical Society, German Society of Food Chemistry, and American Chemical Society.

  • Research focus: Aroma Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Metabolomics
  • Supervisor for postgraduate students: nine successfully completed PhD degrees

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Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Wine Science, Quality Management


1993  Award for best PhD thesis (University of Würzburg, Germany)
2000  Kurt-Täufel Award as \"Outstanding Early Scientist\" (German Society of Food Chemistry)

Professional societies and committees

Director of company boards:

  • Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference Inc

Member of professional societies:

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology
  • American Chemical Society
  • German Chemical Society
  • German Society of Food Chemistry

Member of councils and committees:

  • Delegate and Expert, Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin
  • Executive Management Group, Metabolomics Australia
  • Wine Innovation Cluster, Adelaide