Prof. Guido Aerts

KU Leuven

Guido Aerts obtained his Masters of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 1973 and his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Ghent in 1980.

During the period 1973-1980 he was an assistant professor in Biochemistry at the Laboratory of Biochemistry at the University of Ghent. In 1980 he became professor in Biochemistry and General Chemistry at the KAHO Sint-Lieven University College (Ghent).

He was appointed head of the Biochemistry Department at the KAHO Sint-Lieven University College (Ghent) in 1991 and in 1997 head of the Laboratory of Enzyme, Fermentation and Brewing Technology (EFBT). In 2008 he became Associated Professor at KU Leuven (Dept. of Microbial and Molecular Systems). In 2010 he was appointed head of the Cluster of Bioengineering Technology. Since 2013 he is professor at KU Leuven (Dept. of Microbial and Molecular Systems). His main research interests are quality and flavour stability of beer, enzyme technology, high tech hopping and mixed fermentation.

He is author or co-author of 85 papers.