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 Skala, BSc B.rer.nat. MA.rer.nat.
Phone: +43 664 4527459
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 technitian• 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.