Since 2005: project leader and research team leader at BIOMIN Research Center, Tulln, Austria.
2003 – 2005: post-doctorate research at Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
1998 – 2002: PhD thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (“BOKU”) Vienna, Austria.
1997: Institute of Bacteriology at Veterinary University Vienna.
1989 – 1997: Course of studies “Food- and Biotechnology”, BOKU Vienna, Austria, and Wye College, University of London, UK.
Dieter began to focus his research on mycotoxins when he returned from his post-doctorate training at Purdue University and joined BIOMIN. Expanding on BIOMIN’s mycotoxin biotransformation technology, he set up a molecular biology laboratory and helped to build up a team for research and development for recombinant enzymes for mycotoxin biotransformation and detoxification. The first enzyme from Dieter’s research group, a fumonisin esterase, has passed registration and is commercially available as FUMzyme®. With his team, Dieter has found several more enzymes for detoxification of other mycotoxins, and these enzymes are at various stages in the research and development process. In his spare time, Dieter also lectures for the biotechnology course of the University of Applied Sciences Tulln / Wr. Neustadt, Austria. He is married and has three teenage children.