Udo has a background in Immunology and Laboratory Medicine and his research work focused on role of environmental factors, probiotics & infections in the immune – pathogenesis of allergy and asthma. He worked at Mead Johnson Nutrition as R&D EU Director heading the departments of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Nutrition Science, Product Development & Engineering and Process Management. In 2014 Udo joined Danone-Nutricia, Netherlands leading the R&D Global Program for Infant Nutrition. In 2015 moved as Medical Director the HealthCare Nutrition Unit and is since 2019 the Global Industry Medical & Scientific Director. In 2013 he was becoming elected Board Member of the European Industry Association of Specialized Nutrition (SNE), Belgium, and is since 2017 President of its Board. Udo is the author of about 100 publications in pre-reviewed journals and book chapters and holds >10 patents in the field of probiotics and immune modulation.
Udo is a panellist on the panel: Agents of Beauty: scratching the nutricosmetic surface.