University of Innsbruck, Austria
Susanne Zeilinger has studied Microbiology and Genetics from the University of Vienna and during her Diploma thesis she gained experience in fungal enzyme characterization from the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. She did her PhD from the Technical University of Vienna (TUW) on fungal cellulase gene regulation. As a Post-doctorate she has worked on Trichoderma biocontrol at TUW and as a Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Plant Pathology in Portici, Naples, Italy. In 2003, she became the Group Leader in the Research Area of Biotechnology and Microbiology at the Institute of Chemical Engineering at TUW. Since 2015, she is a Full Professor for Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her research focuses on molecular fungal biology with a special interest in interactions of fungi with other (micro-) organisms, bio-communication and signal transduction.