Mr. Guðjón Þorkelsson, an employee of Matís, was recently appointed professor at HÍ (University of Iceland). Since 1978 Guðjón has lectured at the University. He studied biology at HÍ where he graduated in 1977, after graduation he went to University of Leeds, England, where he studied food science and attained M.Sc. degree. In addition, Guðjón is a member of the managing board of HÍ´s School of Health Sciences.
At Matís, Guðjón is in charge of everything related to education and food production and as such he is an important contact between Matís and the Icelandic academic environment. We are very proud of Guðjón’s appointment as professor and look forward to working with him in the future. Last week, Guðjón gave a lecture at a special venue at HI´s School of Health Sciences, held in accordance with a customary celebration of the promotion or appointment of a faculty member. The ceremony started with a review of Gudjón’s main works, followed by Guðjón’s own description of his own achievements and vision of education and research.
Matís offers Guðjón its wholehearted congratulations on his professorial appointment.