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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza

Deputy Chair of the Department of Physiological Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna

Researcher ID: D-4141-2013

ORCID No. 0000-0003-2456-9245

Contact:  

Phone: + 43 1 4277 70610

Fax: +43 1 4277 8 70610

e-mail: veronika.somoza@univie.ac.at

Address:

University of Vienna

Faculty of Chemistry

Department of Physiological Chemistry

Althanstr. 14/UZA II

Room 2B578

A-1090 Vienna


Scientific Career

since 05/2020
Deputy head of the Department of Physiological Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria

since 11/2019
Head of the Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich
Professorship for Nutritional Systems Biology at the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the Weihenstephan Science Center at TUM

02/2011 - 04/2020
Head and University Professor of the Department of Physiological Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria

2011 - 2018
Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for bioactive Aromacompounds

09/2009 – 01/2011
Professor and Chair of the Research Platform Molecular Food Science, University of Vienna, Austria

Since 10/2008
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

2001
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 


Education:

2003
venia docendi
for the subject: ‘Food Science’ Technical University of Munich, Faculty of Chemistry

2002

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

Most important academic prizes/awards received

  • AGFD Fellow Award 2020
  • FEMA Excellence in Flavor Science Award 2016 - Awareded by Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) of the United States
  • Hans-Adolf Krebs Prize 2004 - Awarded by the German Nutrition Society
Department of Physiological Chemistry
University of Vienna

Althanstrasse 14
Rooms 2B522-528 and 2B572-579
1090 Vienna
T: +43-1-4277-706 01
F: +43-1-4277-9 706
E-Mail
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