University Salzburg, Department of Cell Biology, Hellbrunnerstr. 34 A-5020 Salzburg, Austria;

DOB: August 16th, 1966

POB: Salzburg, AUSTRIA

Austrian, married, 3 children



  • 2015: University Salzburg, Department of Cell Biology
  • 2012: University Innsbruck, Faculty of Biology
  • 2004: tenure (section head and PI at the Institute for Aging Research)
  • 2004: venia docendi: University of Innsbruck, Developmental Biology
  • 2002: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck Austria Biomedical Aging Research
  • 2001-02: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Developmental Biology
  • 2000: venia docendi: University of Salzburg, Biochemistry
  • 1998-99: Max Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Protein Chemistry
  • 1994-2000: Institute of Molecular Biology Austrian Acad. Sci., Salzburg
  • 1994-1999: lector: at the General Hospital, Salzburg, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 1991-94: research fellow and lector at the University of Salzburg
  • 1991: Universita „La Sapienzia“ Roma, Inst. of Biochemistry



  • 2004-September: tenure (section head; Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • 2004-January: Habilitation Developmental Biology (Univ. Innsbruck) Univ. Doz.
  • 2001-2002: staff scientist at NIH, NIDDK, Bethesda Maryland, USA
  • 2000-October: Habilitation Biochemistry (Univ. Salzburg) Univ. Doz.
  • 1999: NIH: Pathology of Genetically Engineered Mice
  • 1998: University of Graz: Transgenic Mouse Models
  • 1994-June: Dr. rer. nat. Chemistry (Univ. Vienna)
  • 1993: NIOB Utrecht: Development Biology of Amphibians
  • 1993: University of Newcastle: In situ Hybridization
  • 1992: MPI Frankfurt: Xenopus laevis oocyte injection
  • 1991: University of Oxford, Embryology of Xenopus laevis
  • 1991-April: Mag. rer. nat. Chemistry (Univ. Vienna)
  • 1989-91: Institute of Molecular Biology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Salzburg
  • 1985-89: Chemistry, University of Vienna
  • 1984-85: Genetics, University of Salzburg


 Career related activities:

  • 2007- Section editor to Gerontology, Karger
  • 2005-2008: Associate Editor to Experimental Gerontology, Elsevier
  • 2002: Cofounder of ASCINA – Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America



  • 2014: Honorary Professorship , President of the Republic of Austria
  • 2012: ASCINA Champions AWARD, Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America
  • 2005: Werner Welzig Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004: Invited Life Member of the Internat. Society for Hyaluronan Sciences (ISHAS)
  • 2003: Burgen Scholar of the Academia Europaea 2002: Christian-Doppler-Award; Salzburg
  • 2001: Best of Biotechnology Award, Salzburg/Vienna 1991: Diploma thesis award of the University of Vienna
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