Consulting and Refereeing

Ralf has acted as consultant on science management and scientific topics for a range of companies, politicians/political parties, religious leaders/church organisations, media organisations, and government institutions. Moreover, he has been a referee for science funding bodies and institutions, in

  • Europe, e.g. the European Commission, as well as the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research, the Belgian FRO, the Telethon Foundation for Biomedical Research and the University of Trento in Italy, the Science Ministry of the State of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany, and the BBSRC and the Wellcome Trust in the UK
  • the USA, e.g. the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • and beyond, e.g. the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi, the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, and the Department of Science & Technology of the Government of India

He also acted as referee for international scientific journals, including among others Nature Methods, Current Biology, Human Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, and the Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine.