Sven Budik graduated in 2000 at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Vienna University at the Institut for Molecular Biology, (Diploma Thesis/Genetics: in vitro mutagenesis of human Thymidine kinase 1). 2003: Promotion Dr. rerum nat. (subject of promotion: Biochemistry): Mutual project of the Centre for Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer of the Vetmeduni Wien and of the Institute for Biochemistry and molecular Cell Biology of the Vienna University, topic: Qualitative and quantitative gene expression in preimplantative equine embryos – a search for viability markers. 2016 graduation in Veterinary Medicine (Vetmeduni Wien).
Internships: Februar 2001: Prof. Hinrichs group Texas A&M University (USA), März 2012: Avantea Cremona Italien.
From 2000 until 2002 he worked as „Studienassistent” at the Clinic for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Andrology of the Veterinary University Vienna (VUW), between 2002-2003 additional scientific work at the Centre for Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer of the Veterinary University Vienna. Since july 2003 assistant professor at the Centre for Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer and the Clinic for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Andrology of the Veterinary University Vienna (VUW).
Specialisation in equine semen freezing, artificial inseminations of mares, equine embryo transfer, cryopreservation of equine embryos, embryo sexing, ovum pick up in mares;
Meetings: Active attendance (talks, posters) at many international prestigious animal reproduction meetings (ESDAR, ISER, ISSR, SSR, IETS..) in Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Nederlands, New Zealand, Romania, USA.
He has published more than 70 original studies, reviews and books mainly in the field of horse reproduction.
Key aspects of research: Improvement of equine embryo transfer, maternal recognition of pregnancy in horses, mechanism of equine embryo expansion, pre-implantative embryo mobility in horses, improvement of equine gamete and embryo cryopreservation, sperm and embryo sexing, biobanking.
Horse breeding: (Preservation of the „Old Austrian Warmblood Horse”) a horse breed very similar to the Malopolski horse.