MSc and PhD in Microbiology and Genetics from the University of Vienna in 2000.
From 2000 to 2002 Post Doc at the University of Vienna working on phage therapy on Staphylococcus aureus infections .
Since 2002 in the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.
Area of responsibility: gene technology, GM-free production and Novel Food.
Position: Deputy head of the department.
Participation on twinning projects with Slovakia, Slovenia and Bulgaria as expert and component leader for contained use.
Representative of Austria in the SCPAFF GMFF, Standing Committee for 2001/18/ EC and 2009/41/EC, WG on Interplay EC GMO and Pharma Regulation as well as on the WG on Novel Food
Chair of the Austrian Scientific Committee for deliberate release and placing on the market of GMO.