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Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Brigitte Gasser

Institute of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology
Muthgasse 18, 1190 Wien
brigitte.gasser(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-79033

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ORCID: 0000-0003-2881-6370

Curr. Vitae

2019 - Group Leader "Yeast Molecular Biotechnology"
2017 - Associate Professor for Microbial Systems Biotechnology
2017 - Head of CD-Laboratory for growth decoupled protein production in yeast
2015 - Co-working group leader Microbial Biotechnology
2013 - Venia Docendi in Molecular Biotechnology
2009 - Senior Scientist - Department of Biotechnology
2007 - PhD degree (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna)
2005 - Research Visit at VTT Biotechnology, Espoo, Finland
2004 - Scientist at the Department of Biotechnology
2003 - Masters degree in Food Science and Biotechnology (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna)
2001 - 2002 University of Reading, UK within the SOCRATES Erasmus programme

Statistik Austria, science classification

microbiology; molecular biology; biological engineering; genetic engineering;

Expertise

Molecular characterization and physiology of (non-conventional) yeasts ; production of recombinant proteins; folding/secretion related stresses; strain engineering ; Yeast systems biotechnology; Synthetic biology;

Awards

2019 Special Award at "S&B Awards" of the Rudolf Sallinger Funds for the CarboFeed project team
2019 Award for BOKU Innovation of the Year for „Carbon dioxide fixation with Pichia pastoris“ (together with co-inventors)
2019 BOKU Innovator of the Year
2015 Kardinal Innitzer Förderungspreis
2013 Professor Anton Kurir Foundation Award
2012 Science2Business Award (ACIB Projekt Pichia Cell Factory)
2011 Dr. Wolfgang Houska Award, B&C Private Foundation (2. Platz; together with colleagues)
2010 Poster Award - Conference on Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi PYFF4
2008 Poster Award - Conference on Recombinant Protein Production RPP5 (together with colleagues)
2007 Dissertationspreis der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Biotechnologie (ÖGBT)
2007 Nominierung für den Austrian Life Science Award (ALSA07, 2. Preis)

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2017 - International Commission on Yeasts (ICY)
delegate
2013 - Section of Microbial Physiology - European Federation of Biotechnology
member of the managing board
2009 - Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology
member
2005 - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Mikrobiologie und Präventivmedizin (ÖGHMP)
member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2016 - Yeast: a forum for yeast researchers:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2016 - Microbiology-Sgm:
Editorial Board Member
2013 -2016 Yeast: a forum for yeast researchers:
Editorial Board Member
2010 - BMC Biotechnology:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2010 - Microbial Cell Factories:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2018 - Metabolic Engineering
2017 - Biotechnology Journal
2015 - Scientific Reports
2015 - Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2013 - Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
2013 - PLoS One
2011 - Journal of Biotechnology
2009 - Fems Yeast Research
2008 - BMC Microbiology
2008 - BMC Biotechnology
2007 - Microbial Cell Factories

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2020 15th International Conference on Yeasts (ICY15), Sep 2020, Vienna, Austria
Member of the Organisation Committee
2020 Microbial Engineering Conference II, April 2020, Albufeira, Portugal
Member of the Organisation Committee
2019 10th Recombinant Protein Production Meeting, A Comparative View on Host Physiology
Member of the Organisation Committee
2019 Biochemical and Molecular Engineering XXI
Member of the Organisation Committee
2018 Microbial Engineering
Member of the Organisation Committee
2017 9 th Conference on Recombinant Protein Production (RPP9)
Member of the Organisation Committee
2016 Pichia Conference
Member of the Organisation Committee
2015 8th Recombinant Protein Production Meeting, A Comparative View on Host Physiology
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 7th Recombinant Protein Production Meeting, A Comparative View on Host Physiology
Member of the Organisation Committee
2011 6th Recombinant Protein Production Meeting, A Comparative View on Host Physiology
Member of the Organisation Committee
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