Uwe B. Sleytr,

studied Food and Biotechnology in Vienna. He worked as senior research scientist at the MRC-Laboratory for Molecular Biology and the Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge, England (1972-1975), and as visiting professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA (1977-1978).

From 1982-2010 he was head of the Department of NanoBiotechnology (former Center for Ultrastructure Research) University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. He received numerous awards (e.g. Sandoz-Novartis Award, Philip Morris Research Award), and is a Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

He has Honorary Professor Appointments at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, since 2006 , China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, Shandong, China, since 2010, and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, since2013 . In 2012 he has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 420 publications, 5 books, numerous international patents.