Angela Sessitsch studied biochemistry and food chemistry at the Graz University of Technology and began her research work at the FAO/IAEA Agricultural and Biotechnology Laboratories. After completing her dissertation at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands, she received an APART grant, which enabled her to set up a working group at ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH and to qualify as a professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. Since 2004, she has led the Bioresources division at the AIT. Angela Sessitsch and her working group investigate microbiomes in soil and plants to better understand their diversity, features and influence in the environment. Similarly, they have been looking at applicable and relevant topics, such as soil remediation, plant protection and food security.
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