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Dr. Margit LAIMER DA CAMARA MACHADO Leader of the Plant Biotechnology Unit, Deputy Head of the Department of Biotechnology, BOKU, Vienna

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1978 Classical graduation at the Humanistisches Lyzeum "Walther von der Vogelweide", Bozen, South Tyrol, Italy
1978 Proficiency of English at the University of Cambridge, UK
1985 Ph.D. in Botany at the University of Vienna, Austria
1993 Habilitation in Plant Biotechnology at BOKU University, Vienna
1996 Habilitation in Plant Virology (Plant Biology) at the University of Lisbon, Portugal
1985-1987 Co-worker in the Plant Virus Group at the Institute of Applied Microbiology(IAM), BOKU, Vienna
since 1987 Leader of the Plant Biotechnology Group at the IAM
since 2004 Deputy Head of Department of Biotechnology, BOKU, Vienna

Memberships

IAPB Intl. Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, since 1998 National Correspondent
ISBR Intl. Society for Biosafety Research
ISHS Intl. Society for Horticultural Sciences, Member Commission on Biotechnology
ÖGBT Österreichische Gesellschaft für Biotechnologie

Publications

Mapping of Malus domestica allergens by two-dimensional electrophoresis and IgE-reactivity. Electrophoresis 28, 437-448, Herndl A., et al., 2007
Long-term stability of marker gene expression in Prunus subhirtella: A model fruit tree species. Journal of Biotechnology 127, 310-321, Maghuly F., et al., 2007
Virus resistance breeding in fruit trees, Laimer M. In: Transgenic Trees. Fladung M. and Ewald D. eds. Springer. 181-199, 2006
Microsatellite variability in apricots (Prunus armeniaca L.) reflects their geographic origin and breeding history. Tree Genetics and Genome, 1, 151 -165, Maghuly F., et al., 2005

Awards

1992 Award of the Austrian Society of Biotechnology (ÖGBT) for the transformation of Prunus armeniaca with the coat protein gene of Plum Pox Virus (Sharka)
1993 Award for Young South Tyrolean Scientists Abroad
1998 Rudolf Hermann Award in Viticulture and Horticulture "Expression of viral sequences in woody crop plants to achieve resistance against aphid- and nematode-transmitted viruses"
1998 Bodenkulturpreis der Wirtschaftskammer Wien for "Resistance breeding against grapevine viruses"