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

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

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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