PhD in Sociology, Columbia University, NY; Doctorate in Jurisprudence, University of Vienna. Professor Emerita of Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). With European Research Council: Founding Member; 2007, Vice-President; since March 2010, President. Current host institution, Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF). Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, University of Vienna. Member of many other international advisory boards and selection committees. Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; Member, Academia Europaea. Author of more than 300 articles in scientific journals. Author of books, including: Cultures of Technology and the Quest for Innovation (2006); Insatiable Curiosity, Innovation in a Fragile Future (2008); Naked Genes, Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age, (Co-Author, 2011). Recipient of several prizes and awards.