Eva Müller grew up in Graz, and she now lives and works in Vienna. She has a degree in genetics and biochemistry from the universities of Graz and Salzburg. Her doctorate is from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. After periods of research in Groningen, Québec and Harvard she worked for a number of biotech companies in Berlin and Vienna. She has been a freelance scientific author since 2000, and gives seminars on scientific writing at many different universities in Austria and Germany.
Her book Schreiben in Naturwissenschaft und Medizin was published by UTB/Schoningh in early 2013.
Henry Briscoe grew up in Scotland, in Fife, on the east coast. His first experiences with German were with his mother, who is from Germany. In 2000, he came to Graz under the Erasmus programme, as a student of geography. He stayed and finished his geography degree here (with a focus on economic geography and regional development). He has been working for many years as an English teacher, editor and translator. He teaches at the Department of Translation Studies of the Karl-Franzens University of Graz.
Elizabeth MacNulty ist in Co. Clare nahe der Westküste Irlands aufgewachsen. Ihre Mutter ist Österreicherin, wodurch sie seit ihrer Kindheit mit der deutschen Sprache vertraut ist. Sie studierte Biochemie am Trinity College Dublin und promovierte 1991 in Schottland, an der Universität Glasgow. 1991-1994 arbeitete sie im Sandoz Forschungsinstitut in Wien, dann bis 1996 an der Universität Wien.
Ulla Briscoe is from Graz, where she completed her master’s degree in English with distinction in 2004. As a student she worked in cultural project management and sponsoring, and spent one year studying in Glasgow, Scotland. She has been working as a freelance translator since 2001 and in 2007 she was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Geoinformatics by Manchester Metropolitan University. She then proceeded to complete her master’s degree in GIS in 2010 at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg.
Ulla Fürstenberg grew up in Frohnleiten and completed a master’s degree in English, Italian and Education with distinction at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz. She worked for a year teaching German at a secondary school in Luton, England. Periods of research in Australia were part of her doctoral work on the poet Les Murray (graduation 2001). From 200–2010 she worked in the management team of the Internationales Sprachzentrum an der Universität Graz. Since 2010 she has been working as a lecturer at the Department of English at the Karl-Franzens University.
Elisabeth MacNulty and I were both in the biochemistry class of 1988 at Trinity College, Dublin. We both did our doctoral work in Scotland. Eva Müller was working on her doctoral thesis at the research institute “Hämatologikum” in Munich when I began my first postdoc job there. Years later, we met again and discovered that we were both in the process of becoming self-employed. When I lived in Dundee, I used to spend my weekends cycling around the area where Henry Briscoe grew up. We first met in Graz, while Henry was working for the language school where Ulla Fürstenberg was in a management position. Ulla Fürstenberg and I first met at a »Punschstandl« in 2004 and married in 2007.