Scientific Advisory Board
Chairman of the scientific advisory
Christian Gruber is a research group leader and Assistant Professor at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria), and an ARC Future Fellow at The University of Queensland (Australia). He studied Biochemistry at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and Molecular Biotechnology at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), and received a PhD in Molecular Biosciences from The University of Queensland. For his achievements he received several scientific awards, e.g. the 2013 Heribert Konzett Award of the Austrian Pharmacological Society, the 2014 Young Investigator Silver Award of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, and the 2014 Dr. Willmar Schwabe Award of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research. The research focus of his team is to study biological function and pharmacological mechanism of nature-based peptides isolated from plants and invertebrates (e.g., peptide hormones, neuropeptides and peptide toxins), and the development of novel peptide therapeutics. He is board member and Austrian delegate to the European Peptide Society and member elect of the “Max-Bergmann-Kreis”.
Member of the scientific advisory
Carsten Gründemann is a research group leader and Principal Investigator at the University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany). He studied Biochemistry at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and Biology at the University of Freiburg, and received his Ph.D. in Experimental Immunology from the University of Tübingen (Germany). He received the “Excellence in Integrative Medicine Research Award 2013” from the European Society of Integrative Medicine (ESIM) for his achievements. The research focus of his team is to study the immunological functions and mechanisms of traditional-used plants and fungi.