2015: Invitation of the “Nature Publishing Group“, as “Topic Editor“, to organize a “Frontier of Research Book“.
2006: Research Fellowship and Harvey Pofcher Award from Harvard University (2006).
2005: Best Paper Award (Bryologist): Stocker-Wörgötter, E., J.A. Elix, M. Grube (2004) Secondary chemistry of lichen-forming fungi: Chemosyndromic variation and DNA-analyses of cultures and chemotypes in the Ramalina farinacea Complex. Bryologist 107(2): 152-162.
1994-1997: APART STIPENDIATE (highest Award for Research of the Austrian Academy of Science)