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Scientific Expertise

Curr. Vitae

2014 University professor for "Interactive Microbiome research", Medical University Graz/ BioTechMed, Austria
2007 -2014 Scientist and project leader at the Institute for Microbiology and Archaea Center (University of Regensburg, Germany). Habilitation 2014.
2005 -2006 PostDoc at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/ California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, USA, Planetary Protection and Biotechnology Group. Supervisor: Dr. Dr. Kasthuri Venkateswaran. Project: „(Archaeal) microbial diversity in spacecraft assembly facilities“.
2004 -2005 PostDoc at the University Hospital Regensburg, Innere Medizin I, rheumatology. Supervisor: Dr. Jörg Schedel. Project: The role of integrins: „Adhesion of fibroblasts in rheumatoid cartilage-tissue”.
2000 -2004 PhD at the Institute for Microbiology and Archaea Center, University of Regensburg, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Robert Huber. Title: „Molekularbiologische und strukturelle Untersuchungen zur Biologie des neuartigen, kälteliebenden SM1 Euryarchaeons und seiner verschiedenen Lebensgemeinschaften“.

Awards

2016 RIGeL Talk Prize (senior author)
2016 Best Short-talk Prize Theodor Escherich Symposium (senior author)
2016 1. Poster Award Theodor Escherich Symposium (senior author)
2016 ISC Presentation Winner (senior author)
2015 Space factor award, EANA meeting (senior author)
2015 Poster award, Theodor Escherich symposium, Graz (senior author)
2015 Poster award, International student congress, Graz (senior author)
2014 ESF Award for the discovery of a Top 10 New Species 2014
2014 Poster award, 14th European Workshop on Astrobiology EANA (senior author)
2014 Svante Arrhenius Astrobiology Award, EANA (senior author)
2013 1. Poster award VAAM Meeting 2013 (Bremen)
2011 3. Poster award ENVIHAB symposium 2011 (Cologne)
2009 1. Poster award EANA Meeting 2009 (Brussels)
2008 NASA Certificate of Recognition for the creative development of technical innovation
2006 Promotionspreis der Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin, Universität Regensburg
2005 1. Poster award Archaea-the first generation Meeting 2005 (Munich)
2004 1. Poster award VAAM Meeting 2004 (Braunschweig)

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2016 -2017 AMICI: Österreichische Mikrobiom Initiative
Member of Board of Experts

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2015 -2016 FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY: Editor
2014 -2016 PLOS ONE: Academic Editor

Reviewer for scientific journals

2016 -2016 SCIENCE
2016 -2016 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
2015 -2016 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
2015 -2016 PLOS ONE
2015 -2015 LIFE : OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL
2014 -2015 FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY
2014 -2014 LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY
2012 -2016 THE ISME JOURNAL

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2015 -2016 European Commission - Belgium

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2016 Doctoral Day 2016 Medical University Graz
Organisator
2016 Microbiome and Health
Mitglied Organisationskomitee
2016 Theodor Escherich Symposium on Medical Microbiome Research
Mitglied Organisationskomitee
2016 Amadee-15 Science Workshop and Network Meeting
Mitglied Organisationskomitee
2016 ÖGMBT Meeting
Mitglied Organisationskomitee
2015 Theodor Escherich Symposium on Medical Microbiome Research
Mitglied Organisationskomitee
2015 Astrobiology and Space Medicine Workshop
Organisator
2014 Microbiome Interplay and Control: "The Lettuce Workshop"
Mitglied Organisationskomitee
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