5th term (September 2016 onward)
Ellen L. Zechner has been the FWF’s Vice-President for Biology and Medicine since September 2016. From 2011 to 2016, she served as a member of the FWF Board. As a molecular biologist, she conducts research at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Graz. Zechner has a great deal of international experience, including work at Harvard University, Rockefeller University and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. Her research mainly focuses on the molecular mechanisms of bacterial infections.