Mag. Dr.

Herbert Gregor Böchzelt




Since 2020 Head of Bachelor Degree programm: Sustainable Food Management

Since 2017 Senior Lecturer at the Universitiy of Applied Sciences FH-JOANNEUM, Graz Institute of Applied Production Sciences - Sustainable Food Management

Since 2017 CEO of a sales company for natural cosmetic products and nutraceuticals

Since 2004 Lecturer (part-time) at the universities of applied sciences Wr. Neustadt ("Biotechnology", Tulln) the MCI Management Center Innsbruck ("Biotechnology and food technology") and the Karl-Franzens-University Graz ("Institute of chemistry")

10/2016-11/2016 Docent at the Universitiy of Applied Sciences Wr. Neustadt; Department of "Biotechnology" at Tulln

02/2015-09/2016 Senior research scientist; JOANNEUM RESEARCH

01/2014 – 01/2015 Head of research group: "Energy and Renewable Resources"; JOANNEUM RESEARCH

07/2010-12/2013 Head of research group: "plant material sciences and utilization"; JOANNEUM RESEARCH - Institute of resources

10/2000-06/2010 Establishing and leading research group "Chemical-technical plant utilization" JOANNEUM RESEARCH - Institute for sustainable techniques and systems

10/2000-06/2010 Deputy Head of Instiute JOANNEUM RESEARCH - Institute for sustainable techniques and systems

07/1999-09/2016 JOANNEM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

10/1996-06/1999 Researcher at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz (Special Research Fund) "Biomembranes"


2001-2002 University course: "Quality assurance in chemical laboratories"; MUL - University of Leoben

1996-1999 PhD in chemistry; Graduation with distinction, Karl Franzen University Graz Dissertation: "Synthesis and characterization of core aldehydes"

1987-1996 Master in chemistry; Graduation with distinction, Karl-Franzens University Graz Diploma thesis: "Biodiesel - The transesterification of triglycerides with higher content of free fatty acids"


Winner of the 1999 Student Research Award of the American Oil Chemist Society- AOCS;


(~ 60 impact-points)

Rajha H.N., Ziegler W., Louka N., Hobaika Z., Vorobiev E, Boechzelt H.G., Maroun R.G. (2014) Effect of the Drying Process on the Intensification of Phenolic Compounds Recovery from Grape Pomace Using Accelerated Solvent Extraction; International Journal of Molecular Sciences 10/2014; 153390:18640-18658. DOI: 10.3390/ijms151018640

Kretschmer N., Rinner B., Stuendl N., Kaltenegger H., Wolf E., Kunert O., Boechzelt H., Leithner A., Bauer R., Lohberger B. (2012) Effect of Costunolide and Dehydrocostus Lactone on Cell Cycle, Apoptosis, and ABC Transporter Expression in Human Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cells. Planta medica. 10/2012

Ecker J., Schaffenberger M., Koschuh W., Mandl M., Böchzelt H.G., Schnitzer H., Harasek M., Steinmüller H. (2012) Green Biorefinery Upper Austria – Pilot Plant operation. Separation and Purification Technology. 04/2012; 96:237-247

Kretschmer N., Rinner B., Deutsch A.J.A., Lohberger B., Knausz H., Kunert O., Blunder M., Boechzelt H.G., Schaider H., Bauer R. (2012) Naphthoquinones from Onosma paniculata induce cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis in melanoma Cells. Journal of natural products. 04/2012; 75(5):865-9

Koller M., Salerno M., Tuffner Ph., Koinigg M., Boechzelt H., Schober S., Pieber S., Schnitzer H., Mittelbach M., Braunegg G. (2012) Characteristics and potential of micro algal cultivation strategies: a review. Journal of Cleaner Production. 01/2012; 37(37):377 – 388

Kretschmer N, Damianakos H., Chinou I., Andujar I., Rios J., Kunert O., Boechzelt H., Bauer R. (2011) Comparison of the cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activity of several isohexenylnaphthazarins. Planta Medica. 01/2011; 77(77):199

Rinner B., Kretschmer N., Knausz H., Mayer A., Boechzelt H., Hao X., Heubl G., Efferth Th., Schaider H., Bauer R. (2010) A petrol ether extract of the roots of Onosma paniculatum induces cell death in a caspase dependent manner. Journal of ethnopharmacology. 03/2010; 129(2):182-8

Wagner S., Ruzicka J., Novak J., Boechzelt H., Bauer R. (2010) Authentication and identification of Chinese plant materials Periploca sepium Bunge, Acanthopanax gracilistylus W. W. Smith and Acanthopanax senticosus (Rupr. & Maxim.) Harms. Planta Med. 01/2010; 76:1194.

Rinner B., Kretschmer N., Knausz H., Mayer, Boechzelt H., Hao X. J., Efferth Th., Schaider H., Bauer R. (2010) Investigations on the anti-cancer activity of the roots of Onosma paniculatum. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 129, Issue 2, 27 May 2010, Pages 182-188

Mahringer A., Karamustafa Sh., Klotz D., Kahl St., Wang Y., Wang J., Liu H.-Y., Konkimalla B., Boechzelt H., Hao X., Bauer R., Fricker G., Efferth Th. (2010) Inhibition of P-glycoprotein at the blood brain barrier by phytochemicals derived from traditional Chinese medicine. CANCER GENOMICS & PROTEOMICS, 7: 191-206

Efferth T., Kahl S., Paulus K., Adams M., Rauh R., Boechzelt H., Hao X., Kaina B. and Bauer R. (2008) Phytochemistry and pharmacogenomics of natural products derived from traditional chinese medicine and chinese materia medica with activity against tumor cells. Molecular Cancer Therapy 7, 152-161, 2008

Berghold H., Wagner S., Mandl M., Thaller A., Müller M., Rakowitz M., Pasteiner S. Boechzelt H. (2008) Yield, content and composition of the essential oil of five oregano strains (Origanum vulgare L.) depending on the developmental stage. Journal of Medicinal and Spice Plants, Mar. 31, 2008

Wagner S., Vrecab P., Leis A., Boechzelt H. (2008) Carbon Isotope Ratio Analysis of Authentic and Commercial Essential Oils of Lemon Balm. Natural Product Communications; 2008 Vol. 3, No.7, 1165

Rauh R., Kahl St., Boechzelt H., Bauer R., Kaina B., Efferth Th. (2007) Molecular biology of cantharidin in cancer cells; Chinese Medicine, 2007/2/1/8

Berghold, H., Mandl, M., Brantner, A.H., Wagner, S., Prattes, B., Pelzmann, H. Boechzelt H. (2006) Essential oil content of yarrow (Achillea collina Becker) in relation to the phenological status; Journal of Medicinal and Spice Plants, 11.Jg., Ausg. 1:559-63

Efferth T., Rauh R., Kahl S., Tomicic M., Boechzelt H., Tome M.E., Briehl M.M., Bauer R., and B. Kaina, (2005) Molecular modes of action of cantharidin in tumor cells. Biochem. Pharmacol.; 69(5):811-8

Huber J., Boechzelt H., Karten B., Surboeck M., Bochkov V.N., Binder B.R., Sattler W., Leitinger N. (2002) Oxidized cholesteryl linoleates stimulate endothelial cells to bind monocytes via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 pathway. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. 05/2002; 22(4):581-6

Karten B, Boechzelt H., P M Abuja, Mittelbach M., Sattler W. (1999) Macrophage-enhanced formation of cholesteryl ester-core aldehydes during oxidation of low density lipoprotein. Journal of lipid research. 08/1999; 40(7):1240-53

Karten B., Boechzelt H., Abuja P.M., Mittelbach M., Oettl K., Sattler W. (1998) Femtomole analysis of 9-oxononanoyl cholesterol by high performance liquid chromatography. Journal of lipid research. 07/1998; 39(7):1508-19.

Boechzelt H., Karten B., Abuja P. M., Sattler W., Mittelbach M. (1998) Synthesis of 9-oxononanoyl cholesterol by ozonization. Journal of lipid research. 08/1998; 39(7):1503-7


Wagner S., Berghold H., Mandl M., Brantner AH., Ploner M., Pelzmann H., und Boechzelt H. (2007) Untersuchung zum Ölgehalt und zur Ölzusammensetzung des ätherischen Öls der Zitronenmelisse (Melissa officinalis L.) Aromatherapie: Wissenschaft — Klinik — Praxis; Mai 2007, Hrsg: W&M Steflitsch, ISBN: 978-3-211-48646-7, Springer Verlag, Vienna