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Name Chiara Herzog
Label Scientist
Summary Computational biologist with a background in molecular medicine working on epigenetics, ageing, and disease prevention.


  • 2020.05 - Present
    Postdoctoral scientist
    European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening Institute, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    • Co-PI on a lifestyle intervention study for disease prevention
    • Lead on several early detection and risk prediction biomarker projects for ageing and cancer
  • 2019.08 - 2020.05
    Associate Business Development Manager
    BioClavis Ltd., Glasgow, UK
  • 2019.04 - 2019.08
    Postdoctoral scientist
    Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2015.10 - 2019.04
    PhD in Neuroscience
    Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Supervisors: Dr. Leah Herrgen and Prof. Catherina Becker


  • 2015.10 - 2019.04
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2014.09 - 2015.08
    MSc by Research (distinction)
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Integrative Neuroscience
  • 2011.10 - 2014.06
    BSc (distinction)
    Medical University Innsbruck, Innbruck, Austria
    Molecular Medicine


  • 2024.04
    AGO Austria Young Scientist Award
    AGO Austria
    The AGO Austria Young Scientist Award is awarded annually to a promising researcher in the area of gynaecology.
  • 2023.05
    Prof. Brandl Preis
    Prof. Brandl Stiftung
    The Prof. Ernst Brandl Prize is awarded for innovative scientific discoveries that tackle the challenges of our time, and ensure a future worth living. Prof. Brandl discovery orally-available, gastric acid-resistant penicillin, thus saving millions of lives. I was honoured to receive this year’s award for our work on non-invasive womb cancer detection.
  • 2020.09
    Falling Walls Lab Austria Winner
    Falling Walls Lab Austria
    Falling Walls Lab is a world-class pitch competition, networking forum, and stepping stone that brings together a diverse and interdisciplinary pool of students and early-career professionals by providing a stage for breakthrough ideas both globally and locally.
  • 2018.05
    Student Publication of the Year (Runner Up)
    Scottish Newspaper Society
    The Edinburgh University Science magazine of which I was editor and president at the time, was awarded the Student Publication of the Year (Runner Up) award by the Scottish Newspaper Society.
  • 2016.10
    Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowship
    Company of Biologists
    Competitive travelling fellowship to enable a new collaborative project and fund a two-month exchange to collaborator’s institution.


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