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⸗sindArno Schmidt, Zettel’s Traum
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.
Dr. Wolfgang Esser-Skala,
BSc uPM B.rer.nat. MA.rer.nat.
Phone: +43 664 4527459
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emergency medical technician• November 2003
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
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
PhD student• September 2010 – June 2014
Biochemical and structural characterization of kallikrein-related peptidase 2 • Tutor for laboratory and mathematics courses
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:
Most of my scientific works are available under a free license. The others are available upon request.