Short CV/Education and training

  • 1976
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1976 – 1977
    Diplom degree, University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany

  • 1977 – 1982
    Studied veterinary medicine at Giessen University

  • 1983
    Licensed as a veterinary doctor

  • 1984 – 1990
    Research assistant in the Department of Poultry Diseases, Giessen University

  • 1986
    Doctorate (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

  • 1990 – 1996
    Senior lecturer in the Department of Poultry Diseases, Giessen University

  • 1995
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the field of poultry and reptilian diseases

  • 1996
    Promoted to private lecturer at Giessen University

  • 1996 – 1999
    Assistant professor (C2) in the Department of Poultry Diseases, Giessen University

  • 1999 – 2006
    University professor (C3) of avian diseases, Small Animal Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 2006
    University professor (W2), appointed director of the newly founded Bird and Reptile Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leipzig

  • 2007
    W3 professor of avian and reptilian diseases at the Bird and Reptile Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leipzig

Selected publications

  • Krautwald-Junghanns M-E, Schumacher F, Sohn H-G. The use of computed tomography as an instrument in collecting information on anatomical structures in live birds. Zoology. 1998;101:139-47.

  • Straub J, Valerius K-P, Pees M, Krautwald-Junghanns M-E. Morphometry of the heart of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), Alisterus parrots (Alisterus s. scapularis) and common buzzards (Buteo buteo). Res Vet Sci. 2002;72,147-51.

  • Krautwald-Junghanns M-E. Putenproduktion in Deutschland: Ansätze für eine tierschutzgerechtere Haltung. Deutsches Tierärzteblatt. 2003;1:4-8.

  • Straub J, Forbes N, Pees M, Krautwald-Junghanns M-E. Effect of handling-induced stress on the results of spectral Doppler echocardiography in falcons. Res Vet Sci. 2003;74:119-22.

  • Raue R, Schmidt V, Freick M, Reinhardt B, Johne R, Kamphausen L, Kaleta EF, Müller H, Krautwald-Junghanns M-E. A disease complex associated with pigeon circovirus infection, young pigeon disease syndrome. Avian Pathol. 2005;5:418-25.

  • Bartels T, Fischer B, Krüger P, Koch E, Ryll M, Krautwald-Junghanns M-E. 3D Röntgen-Mikrocomputertomographie und optische Kohärenztomographie als Methoden zur Lagebestimmung des Blastoderms im unbebrüteten Hühnerei. Deut Tierarztl Woch. 2008;115:182-8.

  • Schmidt V, Schlömer J, Lüken C, Johne R, Biere B, Müller H, Krautwald-Junghanns M E. Experimental Infection of Domestic Pigeons with Pigeon Circovirus. Avian Dis. 2008;52(3):380-6.

  • Stelzer G, Schmidt V, Sobiraj A, Krautwald-Junghanns M-E. Spermatozoa characteristics in six psittacine species using light microscopy. Reprod Domest Anim. Reprod Dom Anim. 2009;44:894-9.

  • Krautwald-Junghanns M-E, Ellerich R, Böhme J, Cramer K, DellaVolpe A, Mitterer-Istyagin H, Ludewig M, Fehlhaber K, Schuster E, Berk J, Aldehoff D, Fulhorst D, Kruse W, Dressel A, Noack U, Bartels T. Erhebungen zur Haltung und Gesundheit bei Mastputen in Deutschland. Berl Munch Tierarztl. 2009;122(7/8):271-83.

  • Steiner G, Bartels T, Krautwald-Junghanns M-E, Boos A, Koch E. Sexing of turkey poults by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2010;396:465-70.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Extensive expert consulting for state and district courts, state and federal government ministries

  • BTK committee on antibiotics guidelines, poultry section, 2009 – 2010

  • Member of the research committee, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leipzig, Germany, 2007 – 2010

  • Member of the executive board of ECAMS (European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery), since 2007

  • Various university committees (review boards for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research, Leipzig inter alia), 2007 – 2008

  • Member of the scientific advisory board for Kleintierpraxis (Small-animal veterinary practice), since 2006

  • Elected reviewer for the field of "Diagnosis and treatment of live animals", German Research Foundation (DFG) review board on "Agriculture, forestry, gardening and veterinary medicine" 2004, 2008

  • President of ECAMS, 2004 – 2007

  • Faculty council member of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leipzig, 2004 – 2007

  • Member of the "National evaluation framework for animal husbandry" working group at the invitation of the German Federal Agriculture Agency (financed by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMVEL) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety(BMU) for 2 years), 2004 – 2006

  • Various expert reports on animal husbandry issues at the request of the BMVEL, Animal Protection section, the Federal Agriculture Ministry for North Rhine-Westphalia and the Hessian Ministry of the Environment, Rural Regions and Consumer Protection, since 2002

  • Member of the "Sustainable turkey industry" initiative, working group on animal protection, 2002 – 2003

  • Vice president of ECAMS, 2001 – 2003

  • Elected to the Federal Veterinary Medical Board, committee on poultry, 2000 – 2008

  • Member of the scientific advisory board for Tierärztliche Praxis (Veterinary Practice), since 1999

  • Public relations officer of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 1999 – 2009

  • Examination committee chairperson for ECAMS, 1998 – 2007

  • Member of the education committee of ECAMS, 1998 – 2007

  • Member of the advisory board of the journal Exotic Veterinary Medicine, Zoological Education Network, USA, 1998 – 2000

  • Member of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers, since 1996

  • Elected to the executive committee of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers, Leipzig branch, 1999 – 2004

  • Executive secretary of ECAMS, 1998 – 2001

  • Worked on the examination modalities of ECAMS for granting the title of European Veterinary Specialist, since 1993

  • Vice president of the European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery (ECAMS), 1992 – 1998

  • Founding member and diplomate of the European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery (ECAMS), 1991

  • Director of the European Board of the AAV, president for Germany, 1990 – 1996

  • Chairperson of the European AAV education committee, 1990 – 1993

  • Co-founder of the European committee of the AAV, 1990

  • Member of the WVPA and the DVG expert group on poultry, since 1984

  • Worked on the scientific programme and international conferences of the European Association of Avian Veterinarians and the European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery, since 1984

  • Member of the editorial board for the professional journal Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine, W.B. Saunders, USA, since 1984

  • Active member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), since 1984

Additional qualifications

  • Various lectures/seminars at universities in Germany and elsewhere, e.g., Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Jerusalem, Israel; Swedish Association of Avian Veterinarians in Gothenburg; the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Gent, Belgium; Faculté veterinaire, University of Nantes, France

  • Continuous teaching and examining activities at the Clinic for Birds and Reptiles, University of Leipzig, Germany, since 1999

  • Public relations officer of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig, 1999 – 2009

  • Erasmus exchange with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Helsinki, Finland, since 1994

  • Continuous teaching and examining activities in the Department of Poultry Diseases, Giessen University, 1984 – 2000

  • Regular collaborations with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Teaching Duties, Giessen University; produced numerous instructional films (learning to operate a camera, lighting, editing, sound, inter alia), 1994 – 1999

  • Secondary occupation of moderator and editorial staff member at Hessian Broadcasting (ARD), 1994 – 1996

  • Individual training in discussion-leading/moderation and interviewing by an ARD moderating coach, 1995

  • Various seminars on higher-education pedagogy, since 1993


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