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Austria – future location for biotechnology – the US biofuel programme

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language
Biology Team Leader, DuPont Biorefinery Program, Wilmington
Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; President, BIOS Science Austria, Vienna

Dr. Mark EMPTAGE

Biology Team Leader, DuPont Biorefinery Program, Wilmington

Received B.S in Chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois-Urbana NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Scientist at the Institute for Enzyme Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison Joined DuPont Central Research & Development as a Principle Investigator in biochemisty. Worked on various programs Biochemistry Task leader for the development of successful commercial biocatalyst for production of 1,3-propanediol (PDO) by fermentation
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  such as discovery of new herbicides and fungicides, fluorine biochemistry and enzyme biocatalysis.
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1998-2003

DI Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin H. GERZABEK

Rector, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; President, BIOS Science Austria, Vienna

Studies, Agriculture, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Scientific Staff Member, Austrian Research Centers (now: AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology), Vienna Promotion, Dr. rer.nat techn. Habilitation, Soil Science Head, Department of Environmental Research, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna Full Professor, Environmental Toxicology and Isotopic Methods, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Vice-Rector for Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
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since 2001
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