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André Gazsó holds degrees in Biology and Philosophy. Since October 2007 he is a research associate for nanotechnology at the ITA. Since 2013 André Gazsó is Chair of the Austrian Nanoinformation Commission (by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health).


Gazsó studied Medicine, Biology (MSc. in 1992) and Philosophy (MA. in 1994 and PhD. in 1996). Between 1997 and 2007 he was employed as research fellow at the University of Vienna (Faculty of Geosciences, Geography and Astronomy, Dept. of Risik Research). Postgraduate training in risk communication (2001, Brussels) and risk management (2004, Vienna; accredited at the Austrian Standards Institute since 2005).


Between 1986 and 1991 Gazsó worked in clinical research, his areas of expertise were nuclear medicine and atherosclerosis research. From 1996 to 2007 he was a research associate at the Institute for Risk Research at the University of Vienna.

His career in Technology Assessment began in 1998 with studies on thermonuclear fusion. In this role he led a number of projects under the EU/Euratom SERF (Socio-economic Research on Fusion) programme. In 2002, he was project partner of "Trustnet 2" and its continuation "Trustnet-in-Action", a European network on risk management and risk governance. From 2003 onwards, he was an ITA project partner in the GEN:AU research programme on genetic engineering accompanying research. Outcomes were the ITA projects POCO and COSY.

A member since 2003, Gazsó became vice-chairman of the standardisation committee "Risk and Crisis Management" of the Austrian Standards Institute in 2006. He is a lecturer at the University of Vienna, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences Campus Vienna. Since 2007 he has been a research associate at ITA in the NanoTrust project.




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