Hes-so Valais


Prof. Dr. Wolfram Brück

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Brück
RoleProfessor UAS
Phone+41 (0)27 606 86 64

Wolfram Brück studied microbiology at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, USA before pursuing a M.Sc. in medical and molecular microbiology at the University of Manchester, UK.  In 2003, he finished his Ph.D. at the University of Reading, UK in the laboratory of Prof. Glenn Gibson on the influence of prebiotic milk peptides on infant health.   Throughout his professional career, Wolfram Brück has developed a strong international perspective in food and health microbiology and biotechnology through academic and industrial posts in Denmark, USA, Ireland, the UK and Switzerland.  His areas of interest are gut health, food microbiology, "green" production of bioactives and added value ingredients from food processing wastes.

Prof. Dr. Brück joined the Institute of Life Technologies of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO//Valais-Wallis) in September 2014 as professor for microbiology, the Institute of Life Technologies’ biological safety officer and as head of the food microbiology laboratories. 

Teaching duties:

  • General microbiology
  • Food microbiology
  • Natural Sciences for Environmental Engineers
  • Food Quality from Farm to Fork (M.Sc. level course)

Wolfram Brück’s research is currently focused on the following topics:

  • Prebiotic peptides
  • Bioactive compounds from citrus fruits
  • Bioactive compounds from fungi and Actinomyces spp.
  • Chitin extraction from crab-shell and insect waste
  • Novel techniques for surface sterilization
  • Hurdle technologies to increase the shelf life of foodstuffs
  • Development of rapid diagnostic tools for the quantification of food pathogens