Alumni

AGUILAR Patricia
Email:Patricia Aguilar
BioToP-Project: Partitioning of virus-like particles and protein superstructures in charged hydrogels
(Supervisor: Alois Jungbauer)
Current position: PostDoc at acib GmbH
ALBRECHT Bernd
BioToP-Project: Enzyme scaffolding and cellular compartments for metabolic engineering endeavours
(Supervisor: Michael Sauer)
ANZENGRUBER Julia
BioToP-Project: Glycosylation engineering of S-layer proteins for bioactivity
(Supervisor: Christina Schäffer)
Current position: Product Stability Specialist, Shire
BARBAY Diane
BioToP-Project: Characterization of transcriptional regulatory proteins
(Supervisor: Brigitte Gasser)
BLOCH Susanne
BioToP-Project: Oral health: Development of genetic tools for Selenomonas sputigena to unravel mechanisms of dental plaque colonization
(Supervisor: Christina Schäffer)
Current position: Clinical Research Associate, Novo Nordisk Pharma GmbH
BOBBILI Madhusudhan Reddy
BioToP-Project: Extracellular vesicle trafficking in aging
(Supervisor: Johannes Grillari)
BÖNISCH Eva
BioToP-Project: Biochemical and Molecular Analysis of the Cell Wall Glyco(prote)ome of Lactobacillus buchneri
(Supervisor: Paul Messner)
Current position: Operational Management Trainee, Shire
BÖNISCH Maximilian
BioToP-Project: Engineering the interface of Fab fragments for the generation of bispecific antibodies
(Supervisor: Johannes Grillari)
Current Position: PostDoc at the Department of Biotechnology, BOKU, Vienna
BRESLMAYR Erik
BioToP-Project: Changing the substrate specifity of lytic polysaccharide monooxygeanse
(Supervisors: Roland Ludwig, Chris Oostenbrink)
BREY Charlotte
BioToP-Project: Developing rcSso7d-based chimeric antigen receptors
(Supervisor: Christian Obinger)
BRUGGER Dagmar
BioToP-Project: Engineering of pyranose oxidoreductases for modified oxygen reactivity
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: Deputy Head of Unit Production, Boehringer, Vienna
CHROMIKOVA Veronika
BioToP-Project: Regulation of expression of recombinant pentameric IgM
(Supervisor: Renate Kunert)
Current position: Postdoc at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
DE Sonakshi
BioToP-Project: Cellular Mechanisms of Regulation
(Supervisor: Brigitte Gasser)
Current position: PostDoc at acib GmbH
DIETRICH Sylvia
BioToP-Project: Engineering the interface of Fab fragments
(Supervisor: Florian Rueker)
Current position: Research Scientist, Agenus, USA
ECKMAIR Barbara
BioToP-Project: Characterisation of unusual glycosyltransferases from lower eukaryotes
(Supervisor: Iain Wilson)

EISENHUT Peter
Email: Peter Eisenhut
Project: Productivity optimisation of CHO cells by epigenome alterations
Supervisor: Nicole Borth, Department of Biotechnology
Current position: PostDoc at acib GmbH

FÜHRER Johannes
Email: Johannes Führer
BioToP-Project: Enzymatic isotope−labeling of O-glycans for improved tumor biomarker analysis
(Supervisor:Friedrich Altmann)
Current position: Research and Development at VelaLabs GmbH

FRIEDRICH Valentin

Email: Valentin Friedrich
BioToP-Project: Carbohydrate-active enzymes in S-layer protein glycosylation
(Supervisor: Paul Messner)
Current position: Junior Process Specialist, Octapharma

GASSELHUBER Bernhard
BioToP-Project: Functional studies on catalase-peroxidases and design of mechanism-based inhibitor
(Supervisor: Christian Obinger)
Current position: Stability Manager, Boehringer, Vienna
GASSLER Thomas
Project: Metabolic engineering of Pichia pastoris
(Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich)
Current position: PostDoc at the Department of Biotechnology, BOKU
GEIGER Barbara
BioToP-Project: Directed Evolution of a Beta-Galactosidase into a Transgalactosidase
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: Validation specialist, Shire

GÖRITZER Kathrin

Email: Kathrin Göritzer
BioTP-Project: Analysis of structure−function relationships of monomeric and dimeric human IgA1 and IgA2 with defined N− and O−glycosylation
(Supervisors: Richard Strasser, Christian Obinger, Rupert Tscheliessnig)
Current position: PostDoc at the Institute for Infections and Immunity, St. George's University of London
GONAUS Christoph
BioToP-Project: Evolution and engineering of pyranose dehydrogenase for biofuel cell applications
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: Senior Scientist, Biomin, Tulln
GRAF Michael
BioToP-Project: Probing the active site of pyranose dehydrogenase
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: Process Engineer Upstream Manufacturing, Boehringer, Vienna
HAGER Fiona
Email: Fiona Hager
Project: Molecular basis of pyruvylated cell wall polymer – SLH-protein interactions
Supervisor: Christina Schäffer, Department of NanoBiotechnology
HARREITHER Eva
BioToP-Project: Directed Evolution of CHO host cell lines
(Supervisor: Johannes Grillari)
Current position: Postdoc at the Institute of Biotechnology in Plant Production, BOKU Vienna
HASENHINDL Christoph
BioToP-Project: New generations of monoclonal antibodies based on the Fc-fragment of IgG1
(Supervisor: Christian Obinger)
Current position: Research Scientist at Austrianni, Vienna
HEISTINGER Lina
BioToP-Project: Engineering Pichia pastoris for antibody surface display
(Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich)
Current position: PostDoc at the Department of Biotechnology, BOKU
HENNICKE Julia
Email: Julia Hennicke
BioToP-Project: Understanding and controlling the expression of recombinant oligomeric immunoglobulins
(Supervisor: Renate Kunert)
HERNANDEZ - LOPEZ Inmaculada
BioToP-Project: Genomic rearrangements in CHO producer cell lines
(Supervisor: Nicole Borth)
Current position: Computational Biologist, IRB-Barcelona, Spain
HOFBAUER Anna
BioToP-Project:  Artificial storage organelles for the optimal production of biopharmaceuticals in plants and plant cells
(Supervisor: Eva Stöger)
Current position: Research Senior Scientist Hematology, Shire, Vienna
HOFBAUER Stefan
BioToP-Project: Biocatalysis of chlorite dismutation
(Supervisor: Christian Obinger)
Current position: Postdoc at the Department of Chemistry, BOKU
JADHAV Vaibhav
BioToP-Project: MicroRNOMics of CHO host and production cell lines
(Supervisor: Johannes Grillari)
Current position: Senior Scientist, ACIB Vienna
JANDOVA Zuzana
BioToP-Project: Efficient free energy and enhanced sampling calculations of protein-protein interactions
(Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink)
Current position: PostDoc at the Dep. of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, BOKU
JESCHEK Dominik
BioToP-Project: Understanding molecular transport processes for improved metabolic engineering approaches
(Supervisor: Michael Sauer) Department
KALLOLIMATH Somanath
BioToP-Project: Plant glyco-engineering towards synthesis of recombinant proteins with polysialylated N-glycans
(Supervisor: Herta Steinkellner)
Current position: Postdoc at the Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, BOKU
KLAUSBERGER Miriam
BioToP-Project: Influenza virus-like particles as antigen carrier platform for conserved influenza viral epitopes
(Supervisor: Reingard Grabherr)
Current position: Senior Scientist, ACIB Vienna
KLANERT Gerald
BioToP-Project: Investigation and Enhancement of Growth Characteristics of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells
(Supervisor: Nicole Borth)
Current position: Senior Scientist, ACIB Vienna
KOCZKA Krisztina
Email: Krisztina Koczka
BioToP-Project: Molecular engineering of baculoviral based protein expression in insect cells
(Supervisor: Reingard Grabherr)
KRACHER Daniel
BioToP-Project: Engineering of a novel fungal esterase by means of directed evolution and site-directed mutagenesis
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: Postdoc at the University of Manchester, UK
KRONDORFER Iris
BioToP-Project: Engineering of pyranose oxidoreductases for modified oxygen reactivity
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: Quality Specialist, Pfizer
KURZ Simone
BioToP-Project: Expression cloning of immunomodulatory glycan-modifying enzymes in insect cells
(Supervisor: Iain Wilson)
Current position: Program Manager Life Sciences at Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
LAI Balder
BioToP-Project: Contribution of enthalpy and entropy in molecular association
(Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink)
Current position: Postdoc at the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
LAURENT Christophe
BioToP-Project: Mechanism and dynamics of extracellular cellulolytic protein interactions
(Supervisors: Chris Oostenbrink and Roland Ludwig)
LOBNER Elisabeth
BioTop-Project: Structural and functional characterization of Fcab-antigen interaction
(Supervisor: Christian Obinger)
Current position: PostDoc at the Department of Biotechnology, BOKU
MACCANI Andreas
BioToP-Project: Cross-Species Comparison of Expression Systems
(Supervisor: Reingard Grabherr)
Current position: Development Scientist, Shire
MAURER Manuela
Email: Manuela Maurer
BioToP-Project: Advanced molecular modeling tools to quantify protein-protein interactions
(Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink)
MAYRHOFER Patrick
BioToP-Project: Influence of amino acid sequence on growth and secretion of recombinant CHO cell lines
(Supervisor: Renate Kunert)
Current position: PostDoc at the Department of Biotechnology, BOKU
MEGSON Zoe
BioToP-Project: Assembly and interaction mechanisms of S-layer glycoproteins for applications in nanobiotechnology
(Supervisor: Paul Messner)
Current position: Scientist, Pharmaceutical Development, Sandoz, Schaftenau
MELNIK Stanislav
Project: Antibody production in seed tissues: evaluating their subcellular deposition, N-glycan modification and functionality
(Supervisor: Eva Stöger)
Current position: PostDoc at the Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology
MLYNEK Georg
BioToP-Project: Establishing platforms for the production of recalcitrant proteins for functional and structural studies
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: Postdoc at the MFPL, Vienna
MONTERO-MORALES Laura
BioToP-Project: Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and glycosylation
(Supervisor: Herta Steinkellner)
NAGY Gabor
BioToP-Project: Structure and dynamics of cellobiose dehydrogenase and cytochrome P450
(Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink)
Current position: PostDoc at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
NEUMANN Laura
BioToP-Project: Receptor specificity of the H1 haemagglutinin of the H1N1 swine-origin influenza A virus (S-OIV)
(Supervisor: Friedrich Altmann)
Current position: Scientist Process Science/process analytics, Böhringer
NGUYEN Minh
BioToP-Project: Development of food-grade gene expression vectors in lactic acid bacteria
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: Lecturer, Da Nang University of Technology, Vietnam
NICOLUSSI Andrea
BioToP-Project: Structural and functional characterisation of a novel bacterial peroxidase with homology to human heme peroxidases
(Supervisor: Christian Obinger)
Current position: Scientist at q-bios GmbH, Germany
NIEMER Melanie
BioToP-Project: Isolation and functional characterization of Nicotiana benthamiana papain-like cysteine proteinases
(Supervisor: Lukas Mach)
Current position: Head of QC Lab Support, Octapharma
NOCON Justyna
BioToP-Project: Interrelation of core metabolism with the production of heterologous proteins in yeast
(Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich)
Current position: PostDoc at EMBL, Heidelberg
ORTMAYR Karin
BioToP-Project: Quantitative Metabolomics by LC–MS
(Supervisor: Gunda Köllensperger)
Current position: PostDoc at ETH Zurich, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology
PENA NAVARRO David
BioToP-Project: Rational systems design of protein-producing yeasts: eliminating metabolic limitations
(Supervisor: Brigitte Gasser and Jürgen Zanghellini)
PFANZAGL Vera
BioToP-Project: Divergent evolution of the CDE superfamily
(Supervisor: Christian Obinger)
PREIMS Marita
BioToP-Project: Investigation of cellobiose dehydrogenase and lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase for application in industry
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current Position: Spin-off Fellowship of FFG for start-up company ALDOX
RAMPLER Evelyn
BioToP-Project: Yeast Cell Wall Characterisation
(Supervisor: Gunda Köllensperger)
Current position: Postdoc at the University of Vienna
RATH Cornelia
BioToP-Project: Glycoprofiling of oral pathogens – identification of novel glycoproteins and impact of glycosylation on biofilm formation
(Supervisor: Christina Schäffer)
Current position: International Drug Regulatory Affairs Manager, Octapharma
REBNEGGER Corinna
BioToP-Project: Regulation of heterologous protein production in relation to cell growth
(Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich)
Current position: PostDoc at the Department of Biotechnology, BOKU

SADIO Flavio
BioToP-Project: Engineering of T-cell receptor for bispecificity
(Supervisor: Florian Rüker)
Current position: Junior Scientist at Austrianni GmbH

SATZER Peter
BioToP-Project: Influence of surface curvature on unfolding of proteins on nanoparticles
(Supervisor: Alois Jungbauer)
Current position: Research Scientist at ACIB, Vienna
SCHAFFNER Irene
BioToP-Project: Comparative structural and functional studies on chlorite dismutases and DyP-type peroxidases
(Supervisor: Christian Obinger)
Current position: Coordinator of Core Facility Biomolecular Analysis, BOKU
SCHIAVINATO Matteo
BioToP-Project: Genomic and epigenomic analysis of a plant-based expression platform for recombinant glycoproteins
(Supervisor: Heinz Himmelbauer and Lukas Mach)

SCHÜTZ Georg
BioToP-Project: Structure-function relationships in the electron transfer reactions of cellobiose dehydrogenase
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: PostDoc at Department of Food Science and Technology

SCHWAIGERLEHNER Linda
BioToP-Project: In silico guided humanization of antibodies
(Supervisor: Renate Kunert)
SEVCNIKAR Benjamin
Email: Benjamin Sevcnikar
Project: Biochemistry of invertebrate peroxidasins
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
SHRIDHAR Smriti
BioToP-Project: Modelling of interactions in microRNA and gene expression and validation of predicted targets
(Supervisor: David Kreil)
Current position: Lecturer Clinical Bioinformatics at FH Campus Vienna, Austria
SOMMEREGGER Wolfgang
BioToP-Project: Powerful expression of recombinant proteins
(Supervisor: Renate Kunert)
Current position: Process Engineer, Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg
SOUDI Monika
BioToP-Project: Human peroxidasins – new multidomain oxidoreductases in the vascular system
(Supervisor: Christian Obinger)
Current position: Validation Specialist, Pfizer
SOUKUP Klara
BioToP-Project: MAPK and JAK/STAT Signaling in Immune Regulation by Dendritic Cells
(Supervisor: Lukas Mach)
Current position: PostDoc at the Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland
SÜTZL Leander
BioToP-Project: Recreation of ancestral members of the GMC family of FAD-dependent oxidoreductases
(Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich)
Current position: PostDoc at Department of Food Science and Technology
SZELIOVA Diana
Email: Diana Szeliova
BioToP-Project: Quantitative metabolic flux analysis in CHO cells
(Supervisor: Nicole Borth)
Current position: PostDoc at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna
TOMEK Markus
BioToP-Project: Glycoprofiling of the oral pathogen Tannerella forsythia for identifying novel strategies in pathogenicity
(Supervisor: Christina Schäffer)
Current position: PostDoc at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland
TURUPCU Aysegül
BioToP-Project: Modelling and simulations of glycosylated proteins
(Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink)
WEINGUNY Marcus
BioToP-Project: Change of the Global Methylation Pattern to Alter the Growth Phenotype of CHO-Cells
(Supervisor: Nicole Borth)
ZAVEC Domen
BioToP Project: Characterization of microbial methanol metabolism
(Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich)
Current position: PostDoc at the Department of Biotechnology, BOKU