Glycochemistry; Highly functional natural products, synthesis and modification; Glycosylase inhibitors, in particular iminosugars.
October 1978 -January 1981
Undergraduate coworker at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Technische Universität Graz
February 1981 - December 1980
Appointment as Junior Lecturer at the above mentioned department
Tenure Track position, Start of "Glycogroup Graz"
May 18, 1993
Appointment as Associate Professor for Organic Chemistry
August 1, 1997
Appointment as Professor for Organic Chemistry
August 1984 - September 1985
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Yoshito Kishi at the Department for Organic Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., "Syntheses of Building Blocks and Partial Structures of Palytoxin"
October 1986 - September 1987
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Robert J. Ferrier at the Department of Chemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; "Pseudo Sugars as Potential Anti-diabetic Compounds"
January 1988 - February 1988
Research Fellow with Prof. Robert J. Ferrier, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, Topic: "Analogues of Valiolamine".
April - May 1997, April - May 1999, March - May, 2002, May 2005
Visiting Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry at Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark.
Member of the Board of Advisors of Adv. Carbohydr. Chem. Biochem.
Co-Founder and member of the Austrian Carbohydrate Chemists Network
Co-Founder of Glycom A/S company
Referee for various science-funding organisations as well as for a broad range of international journals and periodicals.