Josef Glössl is Professor of Applied Genetics at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and served as Vice Rector for Research and International Research Collaboration of BOKU 2010 – 2018. He is Chair of the Bioeconomy Committee of ICA (Association for European Life Sciences Universities). 2000 – 2008 he was a member of the Board of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Since 2015 he is Chair of the Assembly of Delegates of the FWF. He was founding board member and President of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT), where he is currently the Vice President.