Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andrea Büttner studied food chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). She received her doctorate's degree and qualified as a university lecturer at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the area of aroma research. In 2007 she founded the Department of Sensory Analytics at Fraunhofer IVV, which she was leading until 2019. In parallel she established the group for Aroma Research at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) where she was appointed W2 Professor of Aroma Research in 2012 and W3 Professor of Aroma and Smell Research in 2017. Since 2017 she was the Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IVV, she was appointed Director in 2019 and is executive director of Fraunhofer IVV since April 2020.