University Assistant, Priv-Doz. Mag. Dr. rer. nat.

(last update: 3/2021)

Personal Data
Present AddressDepartment of Biosciences, University of Salzburg

Hellbrunner Straße 34, A-5020 Salzburg

Tel: +43 662 8044 5974, Fax: +43 662 8044 745011

2nd of October, 1974
LanguagesGerman, English, French
Childson, born 1997
Main Research Areas
Molecular Biology, Molecular Allergology, Immunology
Allergy diagnosis and therapy
Recombinant molecules and physico-chemical characterization
Biosimilar characterization
Commercial high school (Handelsakademie) in Ried/Innkreis, final exams passed with honour (June 1994)
Primary and Secondary school in Mettmach, Austria
PhD study Molecular Biology and Immunology at the University of Salzburg, Austria; March 2005, PhD degree passed with honour; thesis title: Hypoallergenic variants of Art v 1, the major mugwort pollen allergen: possible candidate molecules for treatment of type I allergy
Master studies of General Biology and Genetics at the University of Salzburg, Austria; September 2001, master degree Biochemistry and Allergology passed with honour; thesis title: Generation and characterization of cysteine variants of Art v 1, the major mugwort pollen allergen
Academic Employment
since 2011University Assistant (Post-Doc) at the Department of Biosciences, University of Salzburg, Austria
2006-2011Research assistant in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy (leader: Prof. Dr. Fatima Ferreira), University of Salzburg, Austria
2005-2006Research assistant in the Project BIOMAY, University of Salzburg, Austria
2004-2005Research assistant in the EU project “CREATE” for standardization and characterization of allergenic reference material, University of Salzburg, Austria
Academic Visits
2013Prof. Neuza Alcantara-Neves, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
2008Prof. Ana Paula Valente, University of Rio de Janeiro, Institute of Biochemical Medicine, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2004Prof. Heimo Breiteneder, Medical University of Vienna, Department of Pathophysiology, Vienna, Austria
University Administration
since 2010Elected member of the Curricular Commission of the bachelor and master studies “Biology”, University of Salzburg, Austria
since 2009Elected member of the Curricular Commission of the bachelor and master studies “Molecular Biology”, University of Salzburg, Austria
2006-2016Elected member of the Department Council of the Molecular Biology (Fachbereichsrat Mittelbau), University of Salzburg, Austria
2011Application Nr. EP11173306.9, Title: Polysaccharide Lyase, filed 8. 7. 2011
2007Application Nr. 07450145.3-1223, Title: Hypoallergenic molecules, filed 21.8.2007
Editorial Board Member
Journal of Allergy and Therapy
Ad-hoc Peer Review Activity

African Journal of Biotechnology, Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research, Antibodies, International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, Allergo Journal International, Allergologia et Immunopathologia, Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis, Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology, BMC Immunology, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Clinical and Translational Allergy, Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, Gene, International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, International Scholarly Research Notices, International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Asthma and Allergy, Journal of Botanical Sciences, Journal of Zhejiang University – SCIENCE B, Methods, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, Molecular Immunology, Scientific Reports, PloS ONE, Projects of the Austrian National Bank; Wissenschaftlich-Technische Zusammenarbeit (WTZ), OeAD; NÖ Forschungs- und BildungsgesmbH, Austria, Projects for fellowships of the European Academy of Allergy and Immunology (EAACI)

Organized Conferences
2016Head of the organizing committee “Salzburger Citizen Science Conference”, Salzburg, Austria
2014Local organizing committee member of the ÖGAI Annual Meeting, Salzburg, Austria