A nanoscience-based approach to protein condensation diseases - the example of cataract formation
Adolphe Merkle Institute
University of Fribourg
Anna Stradner studied at the University of Graz/Austria where she obtained her PhD in Physical Chemistry. She then worked as a Senior Scientist in the Soft Condensed Matter Group in Fribourg/Switzerland focusing on the properties of different proteins (such as eye lens crystallins, lysozyme and casein) in solution using scattering techniques (neutron, X-ray and light scattering). In 2008 she obtained the ‘Venia Legendi’ in Experimental Physics at the University of Fribourg. From 2006 to 2010 Anna Stradner was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Swiss Spallation Source SINQ at the Paul Scherrer Institute. Since 2009 she is a board member of the Swiss Neutron Scattering Society. Currently she is responsible for the Food and Bioscience Group at the Adolphe Merkle Institute. In July 2011 she will transfer her activities to Lund/Sweden to the Department of Physical Chemistry. Anna Stradner is distinguished with the Ring of Honor awarded by the Federal President of Austria and the Recognition Award of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research.