Research ⋅ Management ⋅ Education

Dr. Barbara Spandern
Veterinarian, PhD

Dr. Barbara Spandern looks back at versatile education and many years of practical veterinary experience. After her internship at the Humane Society in San Mateo, California she moved to Berlin to study veterinary medicine. She then started her own rural mixed veterinary clinic in Northern Germany. Parallel to her professional engagement she completes her PhD thesis on the effect of stress on various hormone parameters and the fertility of breeding bulls ( -> publication abstract) . Dr. Spandern services beef breeders across Europe and is a top rated speaker and lecturer at various workshop and conferences sharing  her insight in animal health, breeding strategy and farm management.


Michael Spandern
MSc agr, Dipl brew

Michael brings 20+ years of international experience in the feed, food and biofuels industry. He  has  worked in senior leadership positions or as management advisor with integrations, biotech firms,  global players and NGOs. Michael earned a Master degree in agriculture at the University of Kiel, Germany and a postgraduete degree in brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. This reflects his passion for interdisciplinary work and the natural connection of food and energy prodcution. He is a regular top-rated speaker at various industry conferences and engaged in the development of sustainable systems.