The administration & services at the GMI ensure smooth day-to-day operations 

  • The Assistant to the Directors is responsible for organizing seminars, conferences, and the annual retreat and SAB meetings.
  • The Finance Department is responsible for accounting, financial controlling, and bookkeeping. The grant management team provides information on grant opportunities, assists in preparing proposals, and is responsible for all financial reporting and audits.
  • The Human Resources Officer supports staff in all matters relating to employment and living in Austria, including helping new employees organize visas or work permits.
  • The Lab Support team provides a range of services to support scientists in their experiments, ranging from offering a central supply of chemicals and consumables, maintenance and repair of lab equipment, and plant pathogen control. They are also responsible for ensuring GMI follows all necessary safety and environmental regulations.
  • The Communications & Partnerships team aims to convey the GMI research and findings and make them accessible for the research community and the public. The team manages the website content, sends out press releases, channels media inquiries, and creates content for the social media channels. 
  • The Science Support team  provides English editing services for grants and manuscripts, translation services, prepares official reporting, and serves as the tech transfer and public information office.


Business Director


Controlling & Grants

Human Resources


Communications & Partnerships

Technology Transfer