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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza (maiden Faist)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza

Vize dean of the Faculty of Chemistry

Professor and Chair

Department of Physiological Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna

Christian Doppler Laboratory of Bioactive Aroma Compounds

researcherID: D-4141-2013


Phone: + 43 1 4277 70610

eFax: +43 1 4277 8 70610

Mail: veronika.somoza@univie.ac.at


University of Vienna

Faculty of Chemistry

Department of Physiological Chemistry

Christian Doppler Laboratory for Bioactive Aroma Compounds

Althanstr. 14/UZA II

Room 2B578

A-1090 Vienna

Scientific Career:

Since 02/2011

Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutritional and Physiological Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
change of the Institutsname in Summer 2017 to: Department of Physiological Chemistry

09/2009 – 01/2011

Professor and Chair of the Research Platform Molecular Food Science, University of Vienna, Austria

Since Oct 2008

Executive Committee member of the Food Research Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

07/2007 – 08/2009

Associate Professor (tenured) at the Department of Food Science, University of Wisconsin/ Madison, U.S.A.

2003 - 2010

Senior Scientist and group leader for “Bioactives” at the German Research Center for Food Chemistry, Garching, Germany

2003 - 2007

Vice Director German Research Center for Food Chemistry, Garching, Germany


Post Doctoral Research Advisor: Prof. Dr. J.W. Baynes, University of South Carolina, Columbia, U.S.A. Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry

1996 - 2002

Assistant Professor, Habilitation Program Institute of Nutritional and Food Sciences, University of Kiel, Germany

1991 - 1996

Research Associate, PhD Program Institute of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria 



venia docendi for the subject: ‘Food Science’ Technical University of Munich, Faculty of Chemistry


Habilitation Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. H.F. Erbersdobler venia legendi for the subjects ‘Human Nutrition’ and ‘Food Science’ Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany

1991 - 1995

Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat., completed with honors - summa cum laude) Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. I. Elmadfa Institute of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria

1985 - 1991

Master’s Degree (Dipl. oec. troph.) Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen, Germany Institute of Nutritional Science

Department of Physiological Chemistry
University of Vienna

Althanstrasse 14
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1090 Vienna
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