Curriculum vitae

Professional career / education:


since Feb. 2016

co-founder of  Remute Bio GmbH 


since Sept. 2015    
co-founder of Phoenestra GmbH


since Nov. 2013    
co-founder and scientific advisor of  TAmiRNA GmbH


since Jan. 2011    
co-founder and CSO of Evercyte GmbH

since Oct. 2010    
A2 Professorship at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria (BOKU)

Dec. 2006    
Venia docendi in Molecular Biology, BOKU 

Nov. 2005    
Contract as “University Assistant”, BOKU

Nov. 1999    
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat. tech.) at BOKU 

PhD-studies and Post-graduate training, Institute of Applied Microbiology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria PhD-thesis,: “Subtractive hybridization of mRNAs from early passage and senescent human endothelial cells“  (supervision: Prof. H. Katinger)

Biotechnology diploma, BOKU

Studies of business administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria

Diploma-thesis, General Hospital (AKH), Department of endocrinology, Vienna, Austria: “High glucose triggers apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells“ (supervision: Prof. Baumgartner-Parzer, Prof. L. März) 

Studies of Food- and Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria


Resarch stays abroad:

June 2003-June 2006  
2-3 months stages per year as Visiting Scientist at University of Dundee, Wellcome Trust Biocentre, at the Lab of Prof. Angus Lamond

Scientific activities:

since Nov. 1999:  
Establishing and leading the “Aging Research” group, at the Institute of Applied Microbiology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, Austria

Career related activities:

  • Reviewer to several SCI journals (Aging Cell, Nucleic A Res, J Cell Sci, Exp. Cell Res, Cancer letters, Exp. Gerontol., Mech. Aging Dev., Biogerontol., Cell Biol International., J Biotech, Biotech J. etc)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Open Longevity Science (Bentham Open), Frontiers in Genetics of Aging, and RNAi
  • Guest editor of a special issue of Nucl. Acids Res. (NAR 22, 2007) on “DNA Aging”
  • Evaluator of grant proposals for Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in Biology of Aging, National Institute of Health (NIH) since 2007, USA and for National Medical Research Council, Singapore since 2008
  • Head of the Biogerontology Section of the Austrian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (ÖGGG)
  • Scientific advisory board of the Joint annual meeting 2006 (Austrian Societies of ÖGBT, ÖGBM, ÖGGGT, and ANGT) September 25-27, Salzburg, Austria



  • Poster prize at the 22nd ESACT meeting, 15.-18.5.2011, Vienna, Austria to Regina Grillari
  • Poster prize at Berzelius Symposium 85: Telomere Biology in Health and Disease – a Crystal Ball for the Future?, 25.-27.5.2011, Stockholm, Sweden to JG


Publications overview:

  • 96 SCI publications
  • 5 book chapters
  • >35 invited talks at international conferences
  • >more than 110 poster presentations at international conferences
  • 10 patents in the field of aging/oncology/regeneration