Mag. Sandra Karner - Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin IFZ

Mag.a Sandra Karner

Schlögelgasse 2, 8010 Graz

Sandra Karner studied Biology with a focus on molecular genetics at the University of Graz. Since April 2001 IFZ staff member in the context of the St:WUK project "Biotechnology and Alternatives in Styria", since April 2002 scientific staff member at IFZ, since 2004 lecturer at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and University of Graz. Sandra Karner is in charge of INFOgen, a public information service on modern biotechnology, which informs about basics and applications of biotechnology, organizes events, lectures and offers materials (teaching material, multi media CDs, books, etc.). Her research focuses on issues of participation related to the involvement of the public in research, science governance, regulatory aspects and health risk assessment of biotech.
Since 2017 Sandra Karner heads the research area Food Systems.

Main fields of acitivity
  • Science- & Technology Studies
  • Participation, public engagement in research
  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Impacts of new developments in biotechnology, genetic engineering
  • Alternative agro-food networks


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Gesamtprojektlaufzeit: 1997-2007
Gesamtprojektlaufzeit: 2004-2007

until 2006

Gesamtprojektlaufzeit: 2005-2006


  • Inclusive development and prioritization of review questions in a highly controversial field of regulatory science, 2018

    Spök, A.; Racovita, M.; Karner, S.; Aducci, G.; Smets, G.; Rüdelsheim, P.; Kohl, C.; Wilhelm, R.; Schiemann, J.

    In: Neil R. Haddaway, Sally Crowe (Ed) Stakeholder Engagement in Environmental Evidence Synthesis. Mistra Council for Evidence-based Environmental Management (EviEM), Stockholm, Sweden. 2018, p. 123-142,

  • Wie durch gemeinsame Wissensproduktion in der Gender-Forschung soziale Geschlechtergerechtigkeit in Wissenschaft und Forschung befördert werden kann, 2017

    Karner, S.;  Thaler, A. & M. Wicher

    In: Dahmen, J. & A. Thaler (Hg.). Soziale Geschlechtergerechtigkeit in Wissenschaft und Forschung. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Verlag Barbara Budrich. S. 127-141.

  • Positionspapier ‚Verantwortungsbewusste Forschung und Innovation‘ Begriffsbestimmung, Herausforderungen, Handlungsempfehlungen. Plattform RRI Österreich, 2016

    Föger, N.; Garber, K.; Grießler, E.; Gschmeidler, B.; Hafellner, S.; Karner, S.; Polt, W.; Reckling, F.; Schiffbänker, H.;  Schuch, K.; Thaler, A.; Weber, M. Whitelegg, K.; Wolfslehner, D. & A. Wroblewski

  • FOODLINKS: Building communities of practice for learning on sustainable food consumption and production, 2016

    Karner, S.; Bock, B.; Hoekstra, F.; Moschitz, H.; Thaler, A.; Wiskerke, H.

    In: Martinuzzi A., Sedlacko, M. [ed]: Knowledge Brokerage for Sustainable Development. Greenleave Publishing Sheffield 2016.

  • Knowledge Brokerage in Communities of Practice. Hands on recommendations, 2014

    Karner, S.; Bock, B.; Hoekstra, F.; Moschitz, H. & A. Thaler

  • Proceedings of the 9th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 2010

    Karner, S.; Wieser, B.; Getzinger, G. (Hg.) .

    IFZ Eigenverlag Graz 2010, ISBN 978-3-9502678-3-9.

  • Proceedings of the 7th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 2008

    Karner, S.; Wieser, B.; Getzinger, G. (Hg.)

    IFZ-Eigenverlag Graz 2008, ISBN 978-3-9502242-7-6.