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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Angela SESSITSCH Head, Bioresources Unit, Department Health & Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Seibersdorf

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1982-1990 M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Bio- and Food Chemistry) with distinction, Graz University of Technology 1990-1991 Partial participation in post-graduate studies on economics and law, Vienna University of Technology 1992-1997 Ph.D. (Molecular Microbial Ecology), Department of Microbiology, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands 1990-1994 Research on Biological Nitrogen Fixation at the FAO/IAEA Laboratories Seibersdorf, Austria 1994 Research on marker genes at the Center for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture (CAMBIA), Canberra, Australia 1994-1996 Associate Professional Officer at the FAO/IAEA Agricultural and Biotechnology Laboratory Seibersdorf 1996-1997 Microbiologist at the FAO/IAEA Agricultural and Biotechnology Laboratory Seibersdorf 1997 Post-doctoral position at the Wageningen Agricultural University, Department of Microbiology, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Research on the ecology of Lactobacillus spp. in the large intestine of the human gastrointesinal tract IAEA expert mission to Ghana. Teaching of molecular biology techniques in Rhizobium research 1998-1999 Herta-Firnberg fellowship at the Division of Life Sciences, Austrian Research Centers GmbH 1999-2002 APART habilitation fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences 2002-2004 Microbiologist at the Austrian Research Centers GmbH, Leader of the "Molecular Microbial Ecology" group of the Biotechnology Unit 2003 Venia docendi (Habilitation) in Microbial Ecology, Institute of Soil Science and Center of Applied Genetics at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna since 2004 Head of the Bioresources Unit at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

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