Professor Johannes Grillari

Working group 1
Management Committee
BOKU - Universität für Bodenkultur
  • Austria

Johannes Grillari’s research focus is on improving our understanding of the molecular and physiological changes that occur during cellular aging and the role of stress on health and aging.

In addition, he is interested in engineering of mammalian cells to establish relevant and standardizable cell model systems and cell factories.

Johannes Grillari has graduated in Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) in Austria, where he also accomplished his PhD in the field of cell aging in 1999. Since then he has founded and is leading the Christian Doppler Laboratory on Biotechnology of Skin Aging at the Department of Biotechnology at BOKU. He has worked as visiting scientist in the lab of Angus Lamond in Dundee, Scotland, for half a year in the field of RNA biology. In 2010 he was appointed Associate Professor, in 2011 he co-founded Evercyte, a company generating and providing immortalized cells for in vitro toxiciology, biopharmaceutical and cosmetical research and development, where he also acts as CSO. In 2013, he co-founded TAmiRNA, a company interested in identifying circulating miRNAs as biomarkers for aging and age-associated diseases. He has published more than 78 peer reviewed articles, holds 8 patents and has been invited speaker to more than 60 international conferences, and has received several awards including the Walter-Doberauer award for aging research.