Technician, Chemist (currently on maternity leave)

IST Austria
Am Campus 1
A-3400 Klosterneuburg

Tel: +43 2243 9000 3402
email: barbara.mitteregger(AT)


As a chemist I perform gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analyses, establish new methods and train group members in the use of GC-MS, as well as give general support to the research group.

Analysis of disease associated chemical cues by GC-MS

The main communication mode of social insect colonies is of chemical nature. Ants carry a lot of information on e.g. their colony identity and caste on their body surface in the form of cuticular hydrocarbons. We test whether the chemical profiles of ants also reflect their infection state with pathogens.


2010-current   Technical Assistant, IST Austria (Cremer Group)


2008                 Project Engineer, Schott Täubler & Partner

                               Engineering office for chemical engineering

2008                 Mag., Chemistry, University of Vienna

                               Concentrations: Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry

2007                 Scientific assistant, University of Vienna

                               (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry)

2006                 Staff-member in teaching, Tutor, University of Vienna

                                (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry)