A graduate of London University with a joint honours B.Sc. in Microbiology and Biochemistry (1984) and Reading University, UK, with a PhD in Food Science and Technology (1989). Tim Hogg has been an Associate Professor in Microbiology at the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (ESB) of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa since 2001 (Habilitation in 2015 – Food Science and Technology) having previously been a Lecturer and Research Associate at the same institution. Between 2010 and 2016 he was Director of the Associate Laboratory, CBQF. In January 2017 he was appointed Executive Director of UTAD’s Platform of Innovation in Vine and Wine.
Dr Hogg has participated in and led a large number of national and EC research projects both as a coordinator and partner, in the areas of food and wine science (microbiology of wines, interaction between phenolic compounds and wine bacteria, microbial food safety). In these areas he has been co-author of more than 90 original articles in peer review journals and given many more public presentations. He has previously dedicated much energy to Extension activities, being Director of Extension at the college from 1997 until 2008. During this time he had overall responsibility for designing and running a number of taught Post-Graduate programmes (including Portugal’s first Diploma in Food Safety, the College’s prestigious Diploma in Enology and a number of editions of a diploma in Wine Marketing) and an extensive programme of professional training. During this period he was also responsible for the interface between the ESB and the business and other external communities. As a trainer and consultant in the areas of wine science and technology and food safety he has more than 25 years of experience. His external roles have included being Chairman of the Wine Research and Development Agency promoted by the Portuguese wine industry through their interprofessional body Viniportugal from 2006 to 2013 when it was discontinued. He was also member of the core team of the European Technology Platform Food For Life from its beginning in 2006 until 2012 and has subsequently returned in 2015 as member of its new leadership team. He was Vice President of the Competitiveness Pole – Portugal Foods until February 2017.
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