Univ. Prof. Dr. Fatima Ferreira-Briza

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Molecular biologist Fatima Ferreira-Briza is the Vice-Rector for Research, responsible also for the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Born in Brazil,
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Fatima Ferreira heads the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy. In 2008 she was honored by the Club of Education and Science Journalists as Scientist of the Year. The scientific concentration of Ferreira-Briza’s work lies in the research and development of new diagnostic possibilities of allergies and innovative therapeutic approaches.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Fatima Ferreira-Briza is the head of the ARGE

Ass.Prof. Dr. Michael BRAUER

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Assistant Professor at the Department of History, stv. Chairman of the Center for Gastrosophy

Dr. Gabriele Gadermaier

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Department of Molecular Biology Project manager of Sparkling Science project ALRAUNE and citizen science project ALRAUNE – allergies on the track

Eunike Grahofer

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Eunike Grahofer is dedicated to the documentation and study of the folkloristic plant knowledge, ethnobotany. She is author, owner of “Eunike Grahofers ‘nature shop’, conducts seminars and lectures on the topic “Knowledge of plants and the folks”, working in various research groups & plants projects.
She is a deputy chairwoman of Vereins Naturvermittlung, where she also heads a working group to plant exploration, writes in various print media, holds radio broadcasts, is an expert of “einfachessbar.org” and the prize winner of Uniko and Ö1 for innovation projects, 2015.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Koch

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Andreas Koch is Univ.-Prof. for Social Geography at the Department of Geography and Geology of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and director of the Center for Ethics and Poverty Research.

Dr. Marie Celine Loibl

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Development, management of the support program Sparkling Science at the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics.
In ARGE meetings where decisions on start-up financing will be concluded Dr. Loibl will take an advisory role in order to avoid any conflict of interest.

Sandra Peham

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Initiator of the online portal www.einfachessbar.org. Advice and support for the implementation of “Edible towns and cities”. Author “Easy Edible-A Better World is feasible”.
Sandra Peham connects edible initiatives and provides support to communities, cities and individuals to create their own “Just edible” -Gardens.
Winner of the Ö1 auditorium of the University of Salzburg.

Ing. Karl Ploberger

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The journalist and autodidact is a gardening enthusiast since childhood and has already written 19 gardening books.
Since more than 10 years he hosts the ORF garden show “Natur im Garten” and is since March editor of the Biogarden magazin “kraut & rüben”.
With his vast experience, he continually supports citizen science projects .

Dr. Gerhard Rettenegger

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Dr. Gerhard Rettenegger is a radio, television and online journalist and certified trainer journalists in Salzburg.
He works at the ORF regional studio Salzburg and as manager of the Editorial Board for journalism education and at various academic institutions: Department of Communication Sciences, University of Salzburg, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Danube University Krems. Work focuses are on the transformation of traditional journalism in the digital age and the future of media.

Univ. Prof. Dr Manfred Tscheligi

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Head of the Center for Human Computer Interaction. Univ-Prof. Dr. Manfred Tscheligi is an internationally recognized scientist in the field of human computer interaction and user experience research. He is a recognized speaker at conferences, workshops, tutorials and seminars, and author of numerous publications. He holds a wide range of research and industrial projects and is significantly involved and responsible in the Development of this research area. Prof. Tscheligi is a member of several national and international expert committees and conference committees (eg CHI conference series, Mobil HCI conference series, human-robot interaction conference series). His work is primarily based on the interdisciplinary synergy of different areas in regards to enriching interaction between people and systems.

Mag. Christine Tyme

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Project manager of the “Wissensstadt Salzburg”, an initiative of the City of Salzburg. It aims at promoting networking between research institutions, enhance their creativity and overall innovation capacity. Their wealth of knowledge shall be maid available for all! (more information:  http://www.wissensstadt-salzburg.at/)

Dr. Norbert Winding

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Director of the House of Nature Salzburg.
The love for nature is a life symbol of the scientist, specialist book author, nature film director and exhibition designer. Dr. Winding’s scientific work is extensive. His main studies were the ecology and adaptations of vertebrate animals, especially of high mountain birds. He carried out research in the Alps and the Himalayas. The latter also created a commitment to development cooperation in Nepal.