Professor, University of Salzburg, Department of Molecular Biology
Albert Duschl studied at the University of Giessen, Germany, where he received his PhD in December 1986. He spent his postdoc years at the University of California, Irvine and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry at Martinsried, Germany, before becoming a University Assistant at the University of Würzburg in 1990. He established his own research group, working on molecular mechanisms in the regulation of the human immune system. Specific areas of interest evolved in the fields of allergy, of signal transduction in dendritic cells, and of interactions between immune cells and environmental agents, in particular engineered nanoparticles. In 2001, Albert Duschl moved to the University of Salzburg where he is Full Professor (Chair) of Biochemistry. He was from 2003-2001 Vice Rector for Research at his University and is presently coordinating the FP7 projects NanoEIS and NanoTOES. He does not regret any of his career choices and enjoys working in Salzburg.
Main research areas: Immunology, allergy, signal transduction and gene regulation in immune cells, biochemistry, nanomaterials and the immune system, nano/bio interactions