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Head of the Research Division

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Anton Friedl



Sabine Huber (Sekretariat)

Tel.: +43 (1) 58801 166 086

Fax: +43 1 58801 17399

Research Division: Bioresources and Plant Science

Head: Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Anton Friedl

The research division of “Bioresources and Plant Science” focuses on biological resources such as plants, plant products and organic raw materials, their application in food and food products as well as on special topics in the field of food chemistry, food technology and archaeometry. Research is based on a broad spectrum of complementary expertise including chemical, biochemical, biotechnological and molecular biological analysis as well as microscopic investigations of natural products, plants and foods. Food, food packaging and feed industry, agrochemical manufacturers, plant breeders, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and groups concerned with questions in archaeometry make use of these research services.


  • Degradation of wood and lignocellulose containing material
  • Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites
  • Strategies for plant protection
  • Interactions between plants and pathogens
  • Tissue specific formation and subcellular localization of metabolites
  • Renewable raw materials as sources of valuable compounds
  • Organic materials from natural products
  • Organic archeometry of historical objects
  • Food preservation and industrial sanitation
  • Food packaging & active packaging
  • Chemistry and technology of functional food