Karine Sargsyan, MD

Co-Founder, Lecturer

She joined the Medical University Graz, Austria (MUG) in 2005 within the scope of an international cooperation project after several years in Children’s Republican Hospital in Yerevan, Armenia were she led the Nutrition and Medical Dietetics department. She worked on and conducted several projects in health sector with the Ministry of Health and non-governmental organizations. Since coming to MUG, she has served on the Paediatric Department for a year and has written grant proposals collaboratively to fund research in hospital and central laboratory. She is currently the COO of Biobank Graz, and responsible for numerous scientific - research and re-training co-operative as well as developing projects. Together with her team, since 2007 she developed the Biobank Graz as an interdisciplinary central institution. She has served in many managerial positions. Her management skills have been recognized with an Academic Management Award for Biobank Graz at 2009. Her professional career outside of academia includes consulting activities for biotech industry, strategy building and mental training.  An important aspect of her life is family -- her husband and daughter.

Fundraising: over 25 Mio, Fund administration over 100 Mio

Mag (FH) Gabriele Hartl

Co-Founder, Lecturer

She has about 20 years professional work experience in project management and health care management and acts as project officer at Medical University of Graz since 2011.

  • 1994 -2002: Software company (customer service, software development and organisation)
  • 2002 – 2006: Advanced technical college for Health care Management and tourism (besides marginally employed in a software company)
  • 2006 – 2007:  Siemens AG Austria – Medical Solutions (Project development and management)
  • 2007: Medical University of Graz (project development and preproposal development for an EU-project)
  • 2007 – 2009: Steiermärkische Gebietskrankenkasse, Projektmanagement und Projektbüro (2007 – 2009)
  • 2009 – 2011: Act Management Consulting (Consulter Health Care Management)
  • 2011 -2019:  Medical University of Graz -  Biobank Graz (Project officer)
  • since 2016: Vice Organisational Leader and Lecturer Msc Biobanking at Medical University of Graz
  • since July 2019: Medical University of Graz - International Biobanking and Education