Dr. Verena Seidl-Seiboth is leading a research group at the Vienna University of Technology, Division Biotechnology and Microbiology (Institute of Chemical Engineering).The key aspects of her research are the gene regulation and biochemistry of carbohydrate-active enzymes and proteins involved in biopolymer degradation in fungi. The focus is on chitin-degrading enzymes and chitin-binding proteins in Trichoderma. Further, in the context of how fungi interact with their environment and protect their own hyphae against hydrolytic enzymes, small, secreted proteins such as hydrophobins and the cerato-platanin protein family are investigated.
Dr. Verena Seidl-Seiboth graduated at the Vienna University of Technology and spent research stays at the Case Western Reserve University, USA and University of Edinburgh, UK. Since 2008 she is leading a research group at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. She is Associate Editor for FGB, in the Editorial Board of AEM and in the Scientific Board of the European Chitin Society (EUCHIS).