PhD students

BAKALARZ Janet
Email: Janet Bakalarz
Project: Development of selective inhibitors for plant subtilisin-like serine proteases
Supervisor: Lukas Mach, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology
BAUMSCHABL Michael
Email: Michael Baumschabl
Project: Increasing efficiency of CO2 assimilation in synthetic autotrophic Pichia pastoris
Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich, Department of Biotechnology
BEIHAMMER Gernot
Email: Gernot Beihammer
Project: Identification of Lewis a containing glycoproteins from Arabidopsis thaliana and characterization of their involvement in pathogen defence
Supervisor: Richard Strasser, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology
BENEDETTI Filippo
Email: Filippo Benedetti
Project: Bispecific antibodies with monovalent antigen engagement in the Fc domain
Supervisor: Florian Rüker, Department of Biotechnology
DOBERSBERGER Markus
Email: Markus Dobersberger
Project: Allosteric molecular recognition to improve tumor specificity
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
DUTKIEWICZ Zuzanna
Email: Zuzanna Dutkiewicz
Project: Characterisation of unusual glycosyltransferases from lower eukaryotes
Supervisor: Iain Wilson, Department of Chemistry
EIDENBERGER Lukas
Email: Lukas Eidenberger
Project: Engineering and functional activities of polysialylated IgG antibodies
Supervisor: Herta Steinkellner, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology
GABLER Thomas
Email: Thomas Gabler
Project: Biochemistry of firmicute coproporphyrin ferrochelatase from Listeria monocytogenes
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
GRACIA I CARMONA Oriol
Email: Oriol Gracia i Carmona
Project: Thermodynamics for allosteric modulation
Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering
GUZMAN RUIZ Leticia
Email: Leticia Guzman
Project: Seasonal influenza virus vaccine effectiveness through recombinant neuraminidase on VLPs
Joint-Supervisors: Reingard Grabherr and Alois Jungbauer
HAUSJELL Christina
Email: Christina Hausjell
Project: Inducible regulation of baculovirus genes involved in secretion and virus budding
Supervisor: Reingard Grabherr, Department of Biotechnology
HERMANN ENIKÖ
Email: Enikö Hermann
Project: Mechanistic synergism between bacterial pyranose oxidase and peroxidase in lignin depolymerization
Joint-Supervisors: Chris Oostenbrink and Clemens Peterbauer
HONORATO Victor
Email: Victor Honorato
Project: Impact of cellular redox state on protein production and secretion in yeast
Joint-Supervisors: Brigitte Gasser and Jürgen Zanghellini
JAKOB Leo
Email: Leo Jakob
Project: Protein solubility in buffers with kosmotropic salts and polyols
Supervisor: Alois Jungbauer, Department of Biotechnology
JECMENICA Marina
Email: Marina Jecmenica
Project: Pichia pastoris genetics for strain development
Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich, Department of Biotechnology
KIENZL Nikolaus
Email: Nikolaus Kienzl
Project: Enzymatic properties and evolutionary origin of the cancer-associated protease cathepsin O
Joint-Supervisors: Lukas Mach and Dietmar Haltrich

KLANSCHNIG Marco
Email: Marco Klanschnig
Project: Understand and exploit sigma-appropriation as a tool for transcription control in E. coli
Supervisor: Reingard Grabherr, Department of Biotechnology

KOSTELAC Anja
Email: Anja Kostelac
Project: Increasing thermostability of pyranose oxidase by enzyme evolution
Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich, Department of Food Science and Technology
LIER Bettina
Email: Bettina Lier
Project: Free-energy calculations in metalloproteins
Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering

MITIC Bernd
Email: Bernd Mitic
Project: Advanced analytical strategies for investigation of alternative methanol assimilation in methylotrophic yeasts
Joint-Supervisors: Stephan Hann and Diethard Mattanovich

MICHLITS Hanna
Email: Hanna Michlits
Project: Biochemistry of actinobacterial coproheme decarboxylase (ChdC) from Corynebacterium diphteriae
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
MORITZ Charles
Email: Charles Moritz
Project: Enzyme engineering and evolution for improvement of methanol utilization in yeast
Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich, Department of Biotechnology
MOTYCKA Bettina
Email: Bettina Motycka
Project: Resolving dynamic protein conformations in multidomain enzymes with SAXS
Joint-Supervisors: Roland Ludwig and Rupert Tscheliessnig
MUNDSPERGER Philipp
Email: Philipp Mundsperger
Project: Defined gp140 trimers as HIV vaccine
Supervisor: Renate Kunert, Department of Biotechnology
NAGELREITER Fabian
Email: Fabian Nagelreiter
Project: Specialized ribosomes: implications for protein synthesis, cell behaviour and health
Supervisor: Johannes Grillari, Department of Biotechnology
PILS Vera
Email: Vera Pils
Project: Extracellular Vesicles: Proteome, miRnome and influence on stem cells
Supervisor: Johannes Grillari, Department of Biotechnology
REICHHART Thomas
Email: Thomas Reichhart
Project: Engineering of Cellobiose Dehydrogenase for Glucose Biosensors
Supervisor: Roland Ludwig, Department of Food Science and Technology
RUDINATHA Yoshua Donny
Email: Yoshua Rudinatha
Project: Control of glycolysis in Crabtree-negative and positive yeasts
Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich, Department of Biotechnology
RUGGERI Caterina
Email: Caterina Ruggeri
Project: Synthetic biology tools to control expression of multiple genes in a pathway
Supervisor: Nicole Borth, Department of Biotechnology
RUOCCO Valentina
Email: Valentina Ruocco
Project: Effects of N-glycans on structure and dynamics of IgAs and their implications on receptor binding
Joint-Supervisors: Richard Strasser and Rupert Tscheließnig
SCHACHINGER Franziska
Email: Franziska Schachinger
Project: Routing the flow of electron from cytochromes to oxidoreductases
Supervisor: Roland Ludwig, Department of Food Science and Technology
SCHMIDT Daniel
Email: Daniel Schmidt
Project: Structural and mechanistic studies on chlorite dismutase (Cld) from Cyanothece sp. PCC7425
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
SCHWAIGER Lorenz
Email: Lorenz Schwaiger
Project: Cytochromes as electron transfer mediators for bioelectrodes
Supervisor: Roland Ludwig, Department of Food Science and Technology
SCHWESTKA Jennifer
Email: Jennifer Schwestka
Project: Designed protein storage organelles and their uptake into target cells
Supervisor: Eva Stöger, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology
SEBASTIAN Ivy Rose
Email: Ivy Rose Sebastian
Project: Identification of both coding and non-coding genomic regions that contribute to Bioprocess relevant behaviour
Supervisor: Nicole Borth Department of Biotechnology
SEIGNER Jacqueline
Email: Jacqueline Seigner
Project: The cancer immunotherapy antigen CD19 and its molecular interaction network
Joint-Supervisors: Christian Obinger and Renate Kunert
STENITZER David
Email: David Stenitzer
Project: Methylated N-glycans in moss – annoying or useful for biotechnology?
Supervisor:Friedrich Altmann, Department of Chemistry
STEFANOVIC Cordula
Email:Cordula Stefanovic
Project: Secondary cell wall polymer pyruvylation as an essential ligand modification for SLH-domain recognition
Supervisor: Christina Schäffer, Department of Nanobiotechnology
SPONGA Antonio
Email: Antonio Sponga
Project: Structural characterization of Z-disk complex
Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich, Department of Food Science and Technology
SULEIMAN Ehsan
Email: Ehsan Suleiman
Project: Protein-liposome conjugates as novel HIV vaccine candidates
Supervisor: Karola Vorauer-Uhl, Department of Biotechnology
SYLVANDER ELise
Email: Elise Sylvander
Project: Engineering a small molecule regulated heterodimerization system for the control of CAR T cells
Joint-Supervisors: Chris Oostenbrink and Christian Obinger
TEUFL Magdalena
Email: Magdalena Teufl
Project: Development of a novel binder scaffold
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
TIR Nora
Email: Nora Tir
Project: Introduction of unnatural amino acids in recombinant proteins with the yeast Pichia pastoris
Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich, Department of Biotechnology
TSVIK Lidiia
Email: Lidiia Tsvik
Project: Novel Lactate-Oxidizing Enzymes for Biosensor Applications
Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich, Department of Food Science and Technology
UETZ Pia
Email: Pia Uetz
Project: O-glycan engineering of N. benthamiana for structure-function characterization of human IgA1
Joint-Supervisors: Eva Stöger and Richard Strasser
VÄLIMETS Silja
Email: Silja Välimets
Project: Design of a minimal enzyme set for lignin depolymerization
Joint-Supervisors: Michael Sauer and Clemens Peterbauer
VIRGINIA Ludovika
Email: Jessica Virginia
Project: Accessory Activities 3: Novel Flavoprotein Oxidoreductase from bacterial sources
Supervisor: Clemens Peterbauer, Department of Food Science and Technology
VOGT Stefan
Email: Stefan Vogt
Project: Extracellular vesicles as tool for drug delivery
Supervisor: Florian Rüker, Department of Biotechnology
WAGNER Anja
Email: Anja Wagner
Project: Nsun5 methylates rRNA: 'specialized' ribosomes in stress resistance and aging
Supervisor: Johannes Grillari, Department of Biotechnology
YAO Yuelang
Email: Yuelang Yao
Project: Effect of membrane organization on weak acid transport proteins
Joint-Supervisors: Karola Vorauer-Uhl and Michael Sauer
ZEH Lukas
Email: Lukas Zeh
Project: Redox communication between cytosol and ER
Joint-Supervisors: Stephan Hann and Brigitte Gasser