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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gabriele Berg

Head of Department

Department: Microbiome Biotechnology

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Program areas

Research areas

Microbiome research and management


Affiliation - TU Graz

Institute of Environmental Biotechnology (Head)
Graz University of Technology, Graz, AUSTRIA

Scientific activities

  • International Verticillium Steering Committee (2001 -)
  • Head of the Working Group “Biological control of diseases”, DPG (2004 - 2012)
  • ÖGMBT Management Board (2009 - 2014)
  • Senat of TU Graz (2009 -)
  • Steering committee BioTechMed Graz (2017 -)
  • Steering committee FoE Human & Biotechnology - TU Graz
  • Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.  (2014 – 2015)
  • Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology GmbH (2015 – 2019)
  • Scientific Advisory Board EU Projects: BIOFECTOR EU (2013 - 2017); LIVESEED (2017 – 2020)
  • Scientific Advisory Board: Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) 



  • Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science Group) - in den Jahren 2018-20 unter den 1% der Top Wissenschaftler*innen weltweit (nach Clarivate Analytics)
  • BioTechMed Best Paper Award (2020)
  • Frontiers Spotlight Award 2nd (2017)
  • Fast Forward Award Styria (2016)
  • ÖGUT Umweltpreis (2011)
  • Science2Business Award Austria (2011)
  • Business award „Rostocker Kreis“ (2005)
  • Heisenberg Fellowship of the DFG (2003)




Veröffentlichungen vor ATB-Zugehörigkeit

Berg, G., Rybakova, D., Fischer, D. et al. Microbiome definition re-visited: old concepts and new challenges. Microbiome 8, 103 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-020-00875-0  

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Curriculum Vitae


2001                 Habilitation and Venia legendi (Microbiology), University of Rostock
1995                 Dissertation, Dr. rer. nat. (Microbiology, Phytomedicine), University of Rostock
1986 - 1987      Research grant Microbiology/Biotechnology at University of Greifswald
1981 - 1986      Study of biology at the University of Rostock
1969 - 1981      Elementary school and Helmholtz-Gymnasium Potsdam in Potsdam



2021 -               Joint appointment Head of the Department Bioengineering at ATB and 
                         Professor for Plant Microbiome Management at University of Potsdam
2005 -              University Professor for Environmental Biotechnology at the TU Graz
2003 - 2005    Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation
1996 - 2003     Assistant and senior assistant in microbiology at the University of Rostock
1991 - 1995       Biotechnology, Plant Sciences, University of Rostock
1989 - 1991       Plant-associated microorganisms, Plant Physiology, University of Rostock
1986 - 1989      Biotechnologically relevant fungi, Microbiology, University of Greifswald

More:  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriele_Berg


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