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A cleanshaven man in his mid 50s, blue eyes, dark polo shirt, reading glasses stuck in his grey hair, smiles into the camera with lips closed
Benjamin Hemmens
  • 1966: born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1984—1988: B.A. (Mod.) in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry), Trinity College, Dublin.
  • 1988—1993: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Structural aspects of a multifunctional enzyme of pyrimidine biosynthesis
  • 1993—1995: Postdoc at the GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Großhadern, Munich, Germany
    Research on enzymology of pteridine biosynthesis
  • 1995: Passed the Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom with the grade »1«, Goethe Institute, Munich
  • 1995—2000: Postdoc at the Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Graz, Austria
    Research on enzymology of nitric oxide synthase.
  • 2000—2002: English teacher for Berlitz Austria GmbH, Language Centre Graz;
    delivered company English course in many industrial companies in Styria
  • 2002— : Business licence »Language Services«
  • 2002—2008: Chair of the Styrian section of the association ARGUS, a campaigning organization for everyday cycling (now Radlobby; a member organization of the European Cyclists’ Federation)
  • 2007— : married Dr. Ulla Fürstenberg
  • 2008—2011: Member of the national committee of ARGUS (Austria)
  • 2009—2012: Represented ARGUS/Radlobby in subcommittees working on amendements to the Austrian Rules of the Road (Straßenverkehrsordnung) and technical guidelines for cycling infrastructure
  • 2010: Birth of my daughter
  • 2020– : External lecturer at FH Joanneum, Kapfenberg, with the course “Technical Documentation” as part of the bachelor programme Mobile Software Development
  • 2022– : Training, and from 2023 seasonal work as a “klima aktiv mobil” cycling teacher at primary schools in Graz (www.radfahrtraining.at)