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Biochemist , researcher

Michael Forstner, Austrian biochemist, researcher. Achievements include solved several crystal structures; worked on the cell biology of peroxisomal biogenesis; discovered a mode of action for guanidino kinases, key components in cellular energy. Fellow Slow-Food International; member Protein Society (Finn-Wold award 1997), Biophysics Society, American Society for Cell Biology.

Background

Forstner, Michael was born on September 9, 1967 in Graz, Austria. Son of Peter and Elfriede Forstner.

Education

Master of Science in Engineering, University of Technology, Graz, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, 1996.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, 1997. Assistant crystallographer Lawrence Livermore (California) National Laboratory, 1997-1999. Assistant professor Swedish University Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, 1999-2000.

Senior scientist Pharmacia Corporation, Nerviano, Milan, Italy, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include solved several crystal structures. Worked on the cell biology of peroxisomal biogenesis. Discovered a mode of action for guanidino kinases, key components in cellular energy.

Membership

Fellow Slow-Food International. Member Protein Society (Finn-Wold award 1997), Biophysics Society, American Society for Cell Biology.

Connections

father:
Peter Forstner

mother:
Elfriede Forstner