"Früher hat man keinen Karriereplan gemacht. Aber die Evolution hat auch keinen Plan. Wer zu viel plant, ist blind für alles andere."
Renée Schroeder is Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. Since 2005 she heads the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of Vienna. 2001-05 member of the Bioethics Commission of the Austrian Federal Government, in 2002 she was Austria's scientist of the year, in 2003 she received the Wittgenstein Prize and in 2011 the Eduard Buchner Prize. Between 2005-2010 she was Vice-President of the Fund for Scientific Research and since September 2010, Member of the Council for Research and Technological Development. Her most recent book, published in 2016: „Die Erfindung des Menschen. Wie wir die Evolution überlisten“ ("The invention of man. How we Outwit Evolution "). In this book, Renée Schroeder takes a look back at human trajectory, explains self-organizing systems, discovers stories in the human genome, and glances into the future. At the heart of the book is the question: What does a human want?