Castel Mareccio / Maretsch Castle in Bolzano, merely added here to brighten up the otherwise text-only page
A brief introduction

Over 22 years ago -- early in 1999, more precisely -- I created this website to provide insight in the degradation pathways of 3-chlorobenzoate that resulted from my main MSc thesis in the area of molecular ecology of microorganisms (summary). It was more of a vehicle to practice a little with HTML, in the time before the abundance of free CMSs and style sheets.

Over time, a lot more information has been added, first on my further studies, previous work in IT in industry, and various 'general interest' topics, and then mostly content for work about my research (academics are supposed to do so). On this personal page corner of my site, it's just non-work content, and some parts are quite dated by now. Those not particularly essential yet interesting topics include, among others, a summary of the works of M.C. Escher and a trip to Spain before the ubiquity of travelogs, and so on. Since 2006, similar additions have been added to my blog, which has posts about research results, written in a slightly more accessible way, such as on the complexity of coffee and on culinary evolution.

My new book:
No taming of the enthusiast –
a scenic route into computer science

A few pointers to pages on this site
Those pages with this white-maroon background I consider part of my personal homepage, and the ones in a green colour scheme are work-related pages (of which this page is the start page)

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