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hajoona Scientific Advisory Board

hajoona is committed to the continuous development and optimisation of products, processes and systems. For this reason, we decided to set up a scientific advisory board. We are proud and honoured that well-known research and teaching personalities, as well as experts from the business world, have agreed to actively support hajoona in an advisory capacity.

For example, our cooperation with Prof. Thomas Rausch and the Chinese visiting professor, Professor Zhigang An, both of the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) at the University of Heidelberg and experts in the molecular physiology of plants, will secure progress and innovative product development for hajoona and our customers for many years to come. The focus of this cooperation is to investigate the effect of secondary plant substances on the human body, which will make use of our access to Chinese research in this field, as well as findings on plant substances in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Prof. Michael Wink has worked as Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Heidelberg since 1989. He is a director at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology in the Biology department. From 1990 to 2002 he was Dean/Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy; from 1999 to 2005 as well as from 2012 to the present day he was/is Founding Dean of Molecular Biotechnology; from 2005 to 2007, he was Vice Dean for Research in the Faculty of Life Sciences. His field of research is pharmaceutical biology with the associated research areas of phytochemistry, chemical ecology, molecular and cell biology, molecular pharmacology and phytotherapy, evolutionary biology and systematics phylogeography. This makes him a perfect match for our scientific advisory board.

Christiane Milders works in a variety of responsible positions as a member of the Lidl Schwarz Group’s executive board. Mark Milders has many years of experience in the international banking industry, has held many senior positions, and currently works for ING. Both are available to us with their international expertise in all matters relating to finance.

Thanks to this high-calibre team of consultants, we are confident that we will continue to develop our company in the best possible way in the future.


Prof.Dr. Thomas Rausch

Prof. Dr. Thomas Rausch

Head of the research group "Molecular Physiology of Plants" at the Centre for Organismal Studies at the University of Heidelberg

Prof.Dr. Zhigang An

Prof. Dr. Zhigang An

Professor at the Northeast Forestry University (NEFU, Harbin, PRChina). Research topics include the benefits of phytochemicals for human health


Prof.Dr. Michael Wink

Prof. Dr. Michael Wink

Head of the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB), Department of Biology, University of Heidelberg. Research topics include the biochemistry and physiology of metabolism and the transport of secondary substances

Mark Milders

Mark Milders 

Head of ING Group Investor Relations