Dr. Dipl. Ing. Ferdinand Regner (born 1963) enrolled at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in span translate="no"Wien/span in 1981 and enrolled there in the field of food and biotechnology. From 1988, he worked in the field of plant biotechnology at the Institute of Applied Microbiology with the topic "Resistance breeding with genetic engineering methods". His dissertation also included this topic, for which he received the Austrian Biotechnology Prize in 1992. Since 1993 he is on the Klosterneuburger Weinbauinstitut
, Department of vine breeding and built one molecular
Research unit up. A database has been established containing microsatellite data from over 450 grape varieties and 1,200 individual genotypes.