Contributor Profile

Dr. Rainer Simmering

Job TitleSenior Scientist

Company NameHenkel KGaA


Dr. Rainer Simmering is a Senior Scientist in the Corporate Microbiology group of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA in Düsseldorf. After finalizing his study of biology at the WWU in Muenster, he conducted a PhD at the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam, where he also stayed for another year as a Post-Doc.

In October 2000, he started at the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, where he was working on the detection and function of the intestinal microbiota.

In 2003 he came to Henkel, where he worked, in the group of Hygiene Research, on different research projects, like the elucidation of the skin microbiota with molecular means. Since mid of 2009 Dr. Simmering acts as an internal consultant for the global Beauty Care business regarding all microbiological questions.

Dr. Simmering is also active in several panels related to the topic of microbiology and cosmetics:

  • Member of Expert Team Product Preservation, Cosmetics Europe
  • Member of Expert Team Microbiology, Cosmetics Europe
  • Member of Expert Team Microbiology & plant hygiene, German cosmetic association (DGK)
  • Member of „§ 64 Team Kosmetik-Mikrobiologie“ of the federal office of consumer protection and food safety (BVL)
  • Presenter in safety assessor course „Microbiology“, IKW/DGK

Conference Sessions

  • The Microbiome of the skin - New avenues of research

    Tuesday14:00 - 17:3017 April 2018
    Workshop Room G102 - G103

    14:00 - 14:20     Introduction - A short literature review of the most recent science in skin floraDr. Karl Lintner, President, KAL'IDEES Interest in the micro...


    • Language: English

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