Johannes Keizer

Johannes Keizer (Dr.rer.nat. )

Via Enrico  dal Pozzo 92A
06126 Perugia, Italia


Phone: 00393665010443


Italy-China  Business and Culture Mediator, WSET L3 Wine expert, discrete cook,  European in an exciting world, convinced that only science and reason will resolve global problems, on the left trotz alledem
  • Italian Representative of Wine Song Ltd, Wuhan
  • International Adviser for GK Animal Husbandry in Guangzhou
  • Guest Professor at the Information Documentation Institute, CAS, Chengdu
  • Guest Researcher at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Beijing
  • Marketing Manager for the "VocBench" RDF editor
  • promotion of Italian wine in China and assistance to exporters and importers
  • organization of accademic exchange in the area of big data, agriculture, food and nutrion
  • scouting for knowledge, technology, products and investments
  • organization of cultural and business study trips to China
  • briefings about cultural and economic developments in China
  • research for Chinese business partners
Independent Consultant for Agriculture, Food and Wine Information
  • Member of the Landportal Board
  • Responsible for the GACS (Global Agricultural Concept Space) Working Group of the GODAN secretariat until June  , 2018)
  • Senior Advisor to the eROSA (Roadmaps for Agricultural Research Infrastructures) project (until June  2018)
  • Responsible for strategic partnerships in the GODAN secretariat (until December 2017)
1996  to 2016
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN - FAO ( )
  • Since May 2015 Member of the GODAN secretariat and responsible for strategic partnerships
  • From November 2013 to July 2015 representative of FAO in the Research4Life initiative covering the AGORA program
  • Since Sept. 2013 special mandate for the restructuring  of Information and knowledge  management activities within the Office of Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development with a specific focus on  outsourcing of technical operations. 
  • 2004-2013:  Team Leader AIMSThe AIMS team is  working on standards, tools and advice for FAOs stakeholders. Some of the main products are  AGRIS - the international information system for the Agricultural Science and Technology,   AGROVOC  -the multilingual agricultural concept scheme,  the Linked Open Data recommendations for Bibliograpic Data,  AgriOcean Dspace and  AgriDrupal.   The Aims team is   providing the technical backbone work for the CIARD movement  (https://www.ciardnet pushed by FAO, the CGIAR and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research. For more than 6 years the AIMS team is participating in projects from the EC framework programs and was able to channel the results of European cutting edge research into the international work of FAO to combate hunger and poverty in the world  -  through projects as NeOND4ScienceagINFRA and SemAgrow.
  • 1998-2004:  Responsible for FAO Documentation   I  took over the responsibility for the FAO documentation group and the bibliographic database AGRIS, which were completely remodeled under my leadership.
  • 1996-1998: Working on decisions guidance documents on Pesticide formulations in the context of the Rotterdam Convention (Prior informed Consent)
Assignments in that period
  • Co-Chair of the Agricultural Data Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Atlas Platform  (Elsevier)
  • Member of the Dublin Core Advisory Board
  • Chair of the Editorial Board of Agricultural Information World Wide  (unitl Sep 2013)
  • Member of the iMarines Project Board (until Sep 2013)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of  EPI (el Professional della Informacion)
  • Evaluator of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Languages:  German Mother tongue,  English and Italian fluent,  Chinese (Mandarin) basic
Freelance Consultant in Research Data Management and Teacher of Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science in Rome working for a number of public and private clients starting in 1996 collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in the Area of Pesticide Management (Rotterdam Convention)
 Research Fellow in Biochemistry at the "Istituto Superiore di Sanità", Roma and Teacher of Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science in Rome, participated in numerous conferences and workshops on Ecotoxicology and published a good number of scientific paper s in this area
Studies of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biology at the "Technische Hochschule Hannover", "Veterinaermedizinische Hochschule Hannover" and "Medizinische Hochschule Hannover". Johannes Keizer was awarded the degree of "Diplombiochemiker" with majors in biophysics, biochemistry and zoology. He was promoted PhD (Dr. rer. nat) at the University of Mainz with a thesis on biochemical differences in the metabolism of pesticides (1992).
Steel and Chemical Factory Worker, later Laboratory Technician in Germany.  Activities in Trade Unions and Political Groups

High School (Gymnasium Carolinum) in Osnabrueck


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