CV

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Angelika Lehner
Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene                                                          
University of Zurich                                                                                          
Winterthurerstrasse 272
8057 Zurich

+44 635 86 70 (phone)
+44 635 8909 (fax)

lehnera@fsafety.uzh.ch

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

1983 – 1992………Undergraduate studies in Biology, University of Vienna, Austria

1992………………Magister rer. nat. (Masters) in Biology, University of Vienna, Austria                               …………………….Thesis: “DNA Fingerprinting in the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)”

1992 – 1995………Graduate studies (PhD) in Genetics, University of Vienna, Austria

1995……………….Dr. rer.nat. (PhD equivalent), University of Vienna, Austria Thesis: “RFLP and ……………………..RAPD mapping in Norway spruce (Picea  abies (L) Karst.)”

2008………………Venia legendi in Molecular Food Microbiology granted by Vetsuisse Faculty, …………………….University of Zurich, Switzerland “From Enterobacter sakazakii to Cronobacter ………………….. ..spp.: investigating an opportunistic foodborne pathogen”

2014……………….Appointed: Titularprofessorin

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1995 – 2001           Lecturer and Scientist at the Institute of Milkhygiene, Milktechnology                         …………………. and Food Sciences at Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria (Director: Prof. E. …………………. Brandl)

2000 – 2003           Postdoctoral fellow at the Chair of Microbiology, Technical                   …………………..University Munich, Germany (department head: Prof. K.- H. Schleifer, group …………………..leader:.Prof. Michael Wagner); Topic:“Development of phylogenetic …………………..Microarrays (Phylochips)”

2003 – 2004          R&D group leader at vermicon AG, Munich, Germany

2004 – 2008          Post doctoral scientist position, Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene,                     ………………….Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Director: Prof. Roger ………………….Stephan)

2008 – present      Senior scientist and academic teacher, Institute for Food Safety and                        ………………….Hygiene, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland

AWARDS

1998…………….Dr. Hermann Zittmayer Award: Acknowledgement for scientific studies                     ………………….on the hygiene of milk and dairy products

2008……………Stockmeyer Scientific Award: Verbesserung der Lebensmittelsicherheit                       …………………und zur Stärkung des Verbrauchervertrauens in die Qualität von                                 …………………Lebensmitteln. 

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

1992 – 1995          Scientific visitor at the Institute of Forest Genetics (USDA) in Berkeley                        ………………….and Placerville, CA, USA (Laboratory Prof. David Neale): total 6 months during ………………….PhD thesis

2001……………Scientific visitor at Genoscope, Evry, France (3 months)

RESEARCH INTEREST

Quest for interconnection between applied and basic research in the fields of:

Molecular mechanisms of persistance, dissemination of dairy associated bacterial pathogens.

Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, fitness and stress response of the opportunistic pathogen Cronobacter spp.

Establishing a research branch exlpoiting the zebrafish embryo as an infection model to study the pathogenesis of human pathogens