Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Tanja M Wrodnigg

Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Biobased Systems, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
SugarFun: Carbohydrate functionalised Carbohydrates

Glycochemistry, Glycobiology, design of efficient and concise synthetic approach of biological active glycomimetics, carbohydrate processing enzyme inhibitors, probes for activity based protein profiling, lectin ligands, biological active materials, method development for polysaccharides modification.

Tertiary Education:
03/2020  Full professor for Glycochemistry at Graz University of Technology and establishment of the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Biobased Systems at TU Graz.
11/2008 – Habilitation (venia docendi) in Organic Chemistry „Fresh Synthetic Approaches in Glycoscience: Synthesis towards Biological Active Carbohydrates and Analogues and Their Evaluation as Tools for Bioscience” at Graz University of Technology, Austria
01/1996–12/1998  – Thesis for the degree of a Doctor of Technical Science, Institute of Organic Chemistry, TU Graz: “Novel Applications of the Amadori and Heyns Rearrangements for the Synthesis of Natural Products and Biologically Active Carbohydrate Analogues

Professional Education:
03/2020 – Full Professor for Glycochemistry, IBioSys, TU Graz
10/2009 – Associate Professor for Organic Chemistry, IOC, TU Graz
04/2008–09/2009 – Assistant Professor for Organic Chemistry, IOC, TU Graz
01/2004–02/2008 – University Assistant at the Institute of Organic Chemistry (IOC) TU Graz
06/1999–08/2003 – Hertha Firnberg young researcher’s fellowship T-18 CHE, “Synthesis of Complex Products and Analogues: Novel Application of the Amadori- and Heyns Rearrangements”, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology (has been intermitted for the Erwin Schrödinger Post Doctoral Fellowship 07/2001–01/2003)

Other activities related to professional work:
  • Vice president of Steering Committee of the Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH)
  • International Carbohydrate Organisation – Representative of Austria
  • European Carbohydrate Organisation – Representative of Austria
  • Co-Founder and speaker of the Austrian Carbohydrate Chemists Network
  • Steering Committee NAWI Graz – Representative of Chemistry TU Graz since 2020
  • Austrian Carbohydrate Workshop biannual organisation at TU Graz since 2000
  • Lead Factory of Glycomimetics – 2013, consortium initiation
  • 1st Austro-Hungarian Carbohydrate Conference, Burg Schlaining, Austria, September 24-26, 2003, organisation

Scientific achievements:
  • Number of total publications in peer reviewed journals: 75
  • Chapters in books: 6
  • Number of patents: 4
  • Number or oral and invited presentations: 50
  • Number of poster presentations: 140

Peer Review Activities:
  • Referee for various international science-funding organisations as well as broad range of international journals and periodicals.
  • Guest Editor for a special Issue Chemical Monthly Carbohydrates, together with Christian Stanetty and Markus Blaukopf, Springer, ongoing
  • Guest editor for Carbohydrate Chemistry: Proven Synthetic Methods", Volume 5, edited by Pavol Kovac, 2020, CRC Press, Boca Raton