Prof. Dr. Ulrike Weiler
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Weiler is a senior scientist at the Institute of Animal Scinence at Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany, with main expertise in pig endocrinology and meat science. She got the venia legendi for animal husbandry and physiology in 1996 from the faculty of agriculture at Hohenheim University and became a professor at the department of animal science at that university in 2015.
She has long term expert experience in the determination of compounds contributing to boar taint, physiology of androstenone and skatole formation and is active in research projects about the boar taint problem. In the past she has done research with domestic pigs and wild boars and is well recognized for her work in the field of pig endocrinology for more than twenty five years. She was principle investigator in several research projects investigating endogenous and exogenous influences on the endocrine regulation of growth and reproduction in pigs, esp. boar taint physiology, but also in projects concerning consumer reactions to androstenone and skatole. Currently her group is involved studies on animal welfare problems in boar meat production and she is chair of the COST action IPEMA – Innovative Approaches for Pork Production with Entire Males is a COST action (CA 15215) supported by the European Union.