Du bisD also alles⸗dessn beraubt, was andre Menschen, in Deiner Nähe, bindet? – Du hast kein Gesetz; kein Oberhaupt; keine sichern Unterhaltsmittl; keine Heimat? – « / : »Ich habe Freiheit – «, (erwiderte Ich der (furlokknd⸗Dikkn : darauf beruht Dein Reiz⸗fur⸗Mich!); finsterer) : »Ich beuge Mich Niemandem – gehorche Niemandem – achte fast⸗Niemanden. – ’ch lébe wo Ich will – wie’ch kann. – Und sterbe, wenn Mein Tag⸗kommt.« / – : »Und wenn Sie⸗Dich ein⸗kerkern? – « (fragte die, (unersättlich⸗dümmerliche!) Puppe : ?) : »wo iss dänn Deine Freiheit?! – « / : »In Meinen Gedankn. – : die Eure Kettn nicht fessln können. Während die Eurij’n, selbst wenn Eure Glieder frei⸗sind, gefesselt bleibm : durch Eure Phobien; & Euren AberGlaubm; Eure Treume von nomadisierendem Einfachlebm, und Eure fantastischn Vorstellung’n von Bürgerlicher & Sozialer Politik – : ihr seid gefangen im geist, selbst wenn eure glieder füllich frei⸗sind

Arno Schmidt, Zettel’s Traum

About Me

Thanks for joining me! I'm a molecular biologist with a passion for bioinformatics currently working at the University of Salzburg. In my spare time (whatever that is; running a household with four children leaves little room for recreation), I act as the continuo player of the Cantorey der Kirche der Barmherzigen Brüder Schärding. From time to time, I also edit a (more or less obscure) piece of 18th century sacral music.

Contact Details

Dr. Wolfgang Esser-Skala,
BSc uPM B.rer.nat. MA.rer.nat.
Wolfgangseestraße 31g
5023 Koppl

Phone: +43 664 4527459


SMBS – University of Salzburg Business School

Academic Project Manager June 2019

In cooperation with next level consulting, the SMBS offers a comprehensive course on project management, which includes seminars on classical project management tools as well as risk and crisis management, leadership, conflict management, and project portfolio management. My thesis described the IPMA-compliant organization of the Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Research Symposium 2019.

pma – Projekt Management Austria

IPMA Level D Certified Project Management Associate July 2018

Project management skills are essential, both in academia and industry. Thus, I complemented my education by obtaining an internationally recognized certification.

FernUniversität in Hagen

BSc in business administration and economics February 2015

I majored in quantitative subjects such as managerial accounting, finance, microeconomics, and operations research. Due to its strong ties with informatics, I was especially enthusiastic about the latter field. Therefore, I wrote my Bachelor thesis on local search algorithms for solving constrained Steiner tree problems.

University of Salzburg

PhD (sub auspiciis praesidentis) in structural biology September 2014

In the lab of Hans Brandstetter, I was part of a joint FWF project (I 631) with the Technical University of Munich on human kallikrein-related peptidases (KLKs). During this project, I elucidated the crystal structure of KLK2 refolded from bacterial inclusion bodies and characterized its proteolytic activity.

University of Salzburg / University of Linz

MSc in molecular biology July 2010

During lab work for my Master thesis, I received training in classical biochemical techniques such as cloning, protein expression & purification, and enzyme kinetics. I utilized this newly gained knowledge for characterizing C-terminally truncated homologues of human tripeptidyl-peptidase 2.

University of Salzburg / University of Linz

BSc in molecular biosciences September 2008

I originally chose the joint programme of molecular biosciences (Bachelor) and molecular biology (Master) since it combined expertise in classical biological disciplines (Salzburg) with advanced training in analytical & organic chemistry as well as thermodynamics & biophysics (Linz). See here for an explanation why chemical and physical sciences are of paramount importance for modern molecular biology.

Austrian Red Cross

Emergency medical technician November 2003


University of Salzburg

Postdoc June 2017 – present

Member of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Innovative Tools for Biosimilar Characterization • Setting up and implementing algorithms & workflows for biosimilar analysis • High‐throughput data analysis consultation and training for scientists and research assistants

Pointner & Rothschädl Ges.m.b.H.

Assistant to the CEO September 2014 – May 2017

Managerial accounting and business reporting • Support and customization of the company’s ERP software • Financial accounting for eleven group companies based in seven European countries

University of Salzburg

PhD student September 2010 – June 2014

Biochemical and structural characterization of kallikrein-related peptidase 2 • Tutor for laboratory and mathematics courses

Austrian Red Cross, National Association Upper Austria

Volunteer October 2003 – present

Emergency medical technician (Rettungssanitäter § 9 SanG) with permission to drive ambulance vehicles • Practical instructor • Leadership training levels 1 and 2 • Critical incident stress management peer


When I was eight years old, my father introduced me to the world of coding by teaching me QBasic on our old Intel i386. Since then, I have programmed in about a dozen of different languages. While some of them were only of temporary interest, I have grown especially fond of the following ones:

  • Python / SciPy Stack
  • R
  • LaTeX
  • Lilypond
  • HTML5 / CSS3


I have been the continuo player of the Cantorey der Kirche der Barmherzigen Brüder Schärding since 2004. Since then, we have performed most of the masses by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and Johann Michael Haydn. Catch a glimpse of the 2018 programme here (subject to alterations).

Back in 2008, I stumbled upon LilyPond in search of free music engraving software. Ever since, I have been using this program to create beautiful scores.

I have edited several pieces of 18th century sacral music and published most of these scores at IMSLP. My editions include the late work of Jan Dismas Zelenka (in particular, his unprecedented Missae ultimae).

Sample of Zelenka's Benedictus from his Missa Omnium Sanctorum ZWV 21
The first six bars of the Benedictus movement in the Missa Omnium Sanctorum (ZWV 21) by Jan Dismas Zelenka. Manuscript licensed by the Saxon State Library – State and University Library Dresden under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.

The following works are freely available:

Jan Dismas Zelenka
  • Missa Sanctissimae Trinitatis ZWV 17 (Dresden, 1736)
  • Missa Votiva ZWV 18 (Dresden, 1739)
  • Missa Dei Patris ZWV 19 (Dresden, 1740)
  • Missa Dei Filii ZWV 20 (Dresden, 1740/41)
  • Missa Omnium Sanctorum ZWV 21 (Dresden, 1741)
  • Christe eleison ZWV 29 (Dresden, 1740)
  • Credo ZWV 31 (Dresden, 1740)
  • Nisi Dominus ZWV 92 (Dresden, 1726)
  • Ecce nunc benedicte ZWV 99 (Dresden, 1739)
  • Litaniae lauretanae “Consolatrix afflictorum” ZWV 151 (Dresden, 1744)
  • Sub tuum praesidium ZWV 157 (Dresden, 1734)
  • Da pacem, Domine ZWV 167 (Dresden, 1740)
  • Veni Sancte Spiritus ZWV 210 (Dresden, 1739)
Baldassare Galuppi

In addition, several works are currently in preparation for publication:

  • Adlgasser, Anton Cajetan: Missa in C AWV 1.02
  • Reiter, Josef: Sextett Per aspera ad astra op. 133
  • Sengmillner, Edmund: Quis Deus magnus (Ottobeuren, 1721)
  • Weiß, Johann Baptist: Requiem in Es