Gerhard M. Kostner0000-0002-2615-6017
Gerhard M. Kostner was born in Vienna, Austria. He studies chemistry at the University of Graz, Graz, Austria, from 1958 to 1965. He received a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Graz, Graz, Austria, in 1966. From 1964 to 1966, he was a Scientific Instructor at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry at the University of Graz; from 1966 to 1969, he was a University Assistant at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry at the University of Graz; from 1969 to 1970, he was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biochemistry and Microbiology of the Oklahoma Medical School and a Research Fellow at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, USA; from 1971 to 1973, he was a University Assistant at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry at the University of Graz. In 1973, he finished his Habilitation thesis in biochemistry entitled “Studies on the composition of the lipoproteins of human lymph.” Since April 1977, he has been the Chairman of the Department of Protein Research at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Medical University Graz (formerly University of Graz). Moreover, he was a Visiting Professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt from February to September 1991. Since October 1991, he has been the Head of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Medical University Graz, and since April 1992, he has been a Full Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Medical University Graz. He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Atherosclerosis (since 1980), Clinica Chimica Acta (since 1982), Clinica e Investigation en Arteriosclerosis (since 1985), European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1987–2003), Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases (since 1995), and the Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases (since 2004). His research interests include lipid and lipoprotein metabolism relevant to atherosclerosis and cancer with emphasis to cholesterol homeostasis.
Biography Updated on 5 July 2009