I continued my path by pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Biotechnology and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU). I earned the opportunity to conduct my Bachelor’s thesis (”Chemiluminescence measurements of aged and non aged polymer surfaces”) at the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology (OFI). As for my Master’s thesis (”Disinfection of Enterobacteria phage MS2 by Chlorine dioxide as related to the Tailing phenomenon”), I performed research at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry (LCE) under the supervision of Prof. Tamar Kohn.
My journey in the scientific world started by attending the College of Chemistry in Vienna (HBLVA Rosensteingasse). After graduating and receiving a VET (Vocational Education and Training) diploma I took the opportunity to work as a technical clerk in a cable development laboratory where I gained insight in the working world.