Short CV (as of Feb. 1, 2023)
Study: 1964–1971 Medical Faculty, University Vienna (UV).
4th June 1971 Graduation as Dr.med.univ.
1974 – 1979 Neurological and Psychiatric University Clinics & IInd Medical Clinic, UV.
1980 Specialist (Facharzt) in Neurology and Psychiatry.
1982 Lectureship (Habilitation) in Neuropathology (Topic: Viral Diseases of the Nervous System).
1st Oct. 1971–30th Sept 2011 (continuously 40 yy) (Clinical) Institute of Neurology, (Medical) UV:
1992 University Professor for Clinical Neuropathology;
since 2011 Emeritus Professor.
2012–2016 Senior Consultant, Institute for Neuropathology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.
1996 - 2011 Head, Austrian Reference Centre for Human Prion Diseases (ÖRPE).
1997-2003 TSE/BSE ad hoc Group, Scientific Steering Committee, European Commission.
2003-2012 Biohazard Panel, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Vice-Chair.
2000-2002 President, European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (EURO-CNS).
2010-2014 President, International Society of Neuropathology (ISN).
Founder and past Head, HEMAYAT, Association for the Care of Victims of War and Torture.
Founder and Spokesperson, Medical Group Vienna, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL.
Member of Collegium of the Medical Faculty, UV
1985-1987. Member of Professors’ Collegium of the Medical Faculty, UV
1992-1999. Member and Substitute Member of Academic Senate of the Medical University Vienna 2006-2011.
Main Scientific Interests:
1) Neurodegenerative diseases (including prion diseases; pathogenesis, model systems, diagnostics, biomarkers, clinico-neuropathologic correlation).
2) Viral diseases of the nervous system (in particular HIV and TBE; pathogenesis, cell tropism, diagnostics, clinico-neuropathologic correlation).
3) Tumours of the nervous system (prognostic parameters, classifikation, diagnostics, clinico-neuropathologic correlation).
Research and scientific publications (see scholar.google.at/citations und orcid.org/0000-0002-1933-1577 : 35.511 citations of 826 entries in Google Scholar®; Hirsch Index (hi) = 100 (46 since 2018); average citation per entry 42,99.
Honours and Awards (selection):
1998 Europe & Medicine Senior Award.
1999 Austrian Scientist of the year 1998.
2004 Dr. sci. med. h. c. and Order of Merit, Medical University of Lodz, Poland.
2008 Dorothy Russell Memorial Lecture and Medal, British Neuropathological Society, London, UK.