Wolfgang Ernst

  • Academic degree: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. nat. techn.
  • Date of birth: October 10th, 1962
  • Place of birth: Vienna, Austria 
  • Citizenship: Austria 

Education and Employment

  • 1973-1981: High-school
  • 1981-1982: Military service
  • 1982-1989: DI in “Food Science and Biotechnology” University of Agriculture and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
  • 1989-1994: Dr, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
  • 1988: Practical training at Sandoz, Novartis, Kundl, Tirol
  • 1988-1989: Animal cell fermentation and process development, Institute of Applied Microbiology (IAM), University of Natural Resources, Vienna
  • 1989: Assistant at the Institute of Applied Microbiology
  • 1991: Delivering lectures on “applied virology”
  • 1993: FWF project "Expression of recombinant proteins in insect cells" P 09443 MOB
  • 1994: FWF research project "Expression of proteins on the baculoviral surface" P 10.273-MOB.
  • 1996: TMB-course participant "Baculovirus Expression Vector Systems: Production of Recombinant Proteins", June, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • 1996-1998: FWF research project “Expression of proteins on the baculovirus surface: Establishment, Optimization and Application: P 11.523-MOB.
  • 1998: Research project of the Austrian Jubiläumsfonds der Nationalbank: “Optimization of baculovirus surface display exploiting streptavidin/streptag binding interaction“ Nr 7158
  • 1998-2000: FWF research project “Baculovirus surface display” P 12.760-MOB.
  • 2000-2002: FWF research project “Baculoviruses as transport vehicles for mammalian cells” P 14.538 MOB.
  • 2002: Transcriptome analysis for process optimisation of eukaryotic expression systems: Austrian Center for Biopharmaceutical Technology (ACBT).
  • 2004: Biodata Mining Spring School EUNITE/JCB, Jena, Germany, May 2004.


  • Member of the Austrian Association of Biotechnology (ÖGBT)
  • Steering committee member of the Austrian Society for Protein Engineering (ÖGPE)
  • Member of the Austrian Society of Systems Biology (ÖGSB)