BLOG TEAM …The team of acib blog authors is a miscellaneous group of volunteers that have one thing in common: their passion is to explain complex research contents in simple words to a broader public and, thus, to make aware of the perspectives and impact of research results in the field of industrial biotechnology.
Barbara is university assistent at TU Graz and project leader at ACIB. She is an expert in carbohydrate related biotechnology, especially in production of human milk oligosaccharides. She is interested in making biotechnological processes fit for industrial application and in ecological evaluation of biotechnological processes.
Viktorija’s interest for natural sciences dates back to her high school time. As a scholar she was joining international scientific seminars for young scientists. Later on she studied technical chemistry and biotechnology at Graz University of Technology.
She holds a DI in Biotechnology.She started as a student co-worker at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology and later on she worked as a lab manager at acib. After finishing her master studies, she is working as a staff scientist on different scientific topics at acib.
Over the years she contributed to diverse acib projects for children and scholars. Her own experience in doing science with children is her fundament in writing scientific blogs for the youngest readers.
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn Margit Winkler
Senior Researcher and Team Leader at the acib areas Biocatalysis & Enzyme Technology and Bioprospecting & Synthetic Biology at the Graz University of Technology
Margit is Elise-Richter fellow at Graz University of Technology and Senior Researcher at the Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology. She studied Technical Chemistry and completed her PhD in Organic Chemistry. As Erwin-Schrödinger fellow, she joined D. O’Hagan at the University of St. Andrews.
Since then, she focused on biocatalysis, bioorganic chemistry and biotechnology and recently submitted her habitation thesis. Margit is interested to find, to use and to improve enzymes for the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients or building blocks thereof.
Margit Winkler, Martina Geier, Steven P. Hanlon, Bernd Nidetzky, Anton Glieder, HUMAN ENZYMES FOR ORGANIC SYNTHESIS, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201800678
Margit Winkler, CARBOXYLIC ACID REDUCTASE ENZYMES (CARS), Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2018, 43, 23-29. DOI:10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.10.006
Daniel Schwendenwein, Giuseppe Fiume, Hansjörg Weber, Florian Rudroff, Margit Winkler, SELECTIVE ENZYMATIC TRANSFORMATION TO ALDEHYDES IN VIVO BY FUNGAL CARBOXYLATE REDUCTASE FROM NEUROSPORA CRASSA, Adv. Syn. Catal. 2016, 358, 3414-3421. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201600914
Lisa is a Master Student of Biochemistry at TU Graz and is currently working as an acib Lab Technician. She is involved in an acib Project lead by Aleksandra Fuchs, which is focused on improving clean meat production by developing recombinant media additives for mammalian cell culture.
Jesús G. Ovejero
Jesús G. Ovejero is a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC). He got his PhD in the Institute of Applied Magnetism (Spain) exploring the use magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles for different biomedical applications. In 2017, he joined Brunello´s Group at the King´s College London to study the regulation mechanisms of cardiac fibres using advanced synchrotron diffraction techniques. Currently, his research is focus on the study of magnetic nanoparticles with different sizes and shapes to be used as contactless nanoheaters for enzyme regulation (HOTZYMES European project) and many other technological solutions.
John has over 40 years experience as an industrial research chemist working for University spin-out- as well as larger chemical companies. As a Research Manager at CoEBio3 (University of Manchester), he has developed a successful track record of forming consortia and writing FP7 and H2020 applications that have attracted significant funding in the field of Industrial Biocatalysis.
Samantha studied Technical Physics at TU Wien and holds a Master’s degree (DI) in Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering, where she specialized in ultrasound transducer design. She is now a Business Developer at usePAT GmbH, a TU Wien spin-off which applies ultrasound technology for industrial and R&D PAT-measurements.
Former Blog Authors and Employees of acib
Melanie did her PhD in the field of microbiome and left the company in 2019.
Stefan worked in area 2 and left the company in 2019.
Sabrina worked in the scientifc coordination group and was part of the editorial team. She left the company in 2019.
Franziska worked in charge of funding and fundraising and left the company in 2019.
Nicole worked in the acib area bioprocess engineering and left the company in 2017.
NIKA LENDERO KRAJNC
Nika worked in the acib area bioprocess engineering and left the company in 2017.
Nina worked in the acib area biocatalysis and enzyme technology and left the company in 2017.
Parveen worked in the acib area systems biology & microbial cell engineering and left the company in 2017.
Thomas is a chemist by training and was responsible for public relations and press at acib. He left the company in 2016.