Biosketch Gernot Falkner  
After studies of Chemistry, Physics and Philosophy at the University of Vienna, employment as research assistant at the Institute of Physical Biochemistry of the University of Munich from 1970 to 1972. Post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Madison from 1972 to 1973. Since 1973 employment in the Austrian Academy of Sciences, working on physiological adaptation of algae and bacteria at the Institutes of Molecular Biology (Salzburg) and Limnology (Mondsee). In 1977 visiting scientist at the Institute of Botany, University of Würzburg. After retirement from the Institute of Limnology in 2007 teaching obligations in the Department of Plant Physiology of the University of Salzburg.