- Viral zoonoses and emerging viral infections.
- Research including phylogenetic studies on vector-borne viruses (viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, mice and shrews), such as West Nile virus, Usutu virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, bornaviruses, hantaviruses and poxviruses.
Study of Chemistry and Chemical Technology and subsequent graduation to MSc at the Technical University of Krakow, Poland.
1996 nostrification of the MSc title at the Technical University of Vienna.
2003 graduation to Dr. tech. (PhD) at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. Doctoral thesis entitled “Phylogenetic analysis of Borna disease virus strains from naturally infected animals”.
From 1995 to 2005 senior technician, since 2005 senior scientist at the Institute of Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.
Awards and Special Activities
- From 2008 to 2009 consultant at the Animal Production and Health Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Seibersdorf, Austria.
- 2010 recipient of the MiA award for Science and Research (http://www.mia-award.at/index.php?id=271).
Links to scientific publications: NCBIScopus