PhD students

AGUILAR Patricia
Email: Patricia Aguilar
Project: Partitioning of virus-like particles and protein superstructures in charged hydrogels
Supervisor: Alois Jungbauer, Department of Biotechnology
ALBRECHT Bernd
Email: Bernd Albrecht
Project: Enzyme scaffolding and cellular compartments for metabolic engineering endeavours
Supervisor: Michael Sauer, Department of Biotechnology
BARBAY Diane
Email: Diane Barbay
Project: Characterization of transcriptional regulatory proteins
Supervisor: Brigitte Gasser, 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
BLOCH Susanne
Email: Susanne Bloch
Project: Oral health: Development of genetic tools for Selenomonas sputigena to unravel mechanisms of dental plaque colonization
Supervisor: Christina Schäffer, Department of NanoBiotechnology
BOBBILI Madhusudhan Reddy
Email: Madhusudhan Bobbili
Project: Extracellular vesicle trafficking in aging
Supervisor: Johannes Grillari, Department of Biotechnology
BRESLMAYR Erik
Email: Erik Breslmayr
Project: Changing the substrate specifity of lytic polysaccharide monooxygeanse
Supervisors: Roland Ludwig and Chris Oostenbrink
BREY Charlotte
Email: Charlotte Brey
Project: Developing rcSso7d-based chimeric antigen receptors
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
DE Sonakshi
Email: Sonakshi De
Project: Cellular Mechanisms of Regulation
Supervisor: Brigitte Gasser, Department of Biotechnology
ECKMAIR Barbara
Email: Barbara Eckmair
Project: Characterisation of unusual glycosyltransferases from lower eukaryotes
Supervisor: Iain Wilson, Department of Chemistry
EISENHUT Peter
Email: Peter Eisenhut
Project: Productivity optimisation of CHO cells by epigenome alterations
Supervisor: Nicole Borth, Department of Biotechnology
FÜHRER Johannes
Email: Johannes Fuehrer
Project: Enzymatic isotope−labeling of O-glycans for improved tumor biomarker analysis
Supervisor:Friedrich Altmann, Department of Chemistry
GASSLER Thomas
Email: Thomas Gassler
Project: Metabolic engineering of Pichia pastoris
Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich, Department of Biotechnology
GÖRITZER Kathrin
Email: Kathrin Göritzer
Project: Analysis of structure−function relationships of monomeric and dimeric human IgA1 and IgA2 with defined N− and O−glycosylation
Supervisor: Richard Strasser, Christian Obinger, Rupert Tscheliessnig
HAGER Fiona
Email: Fiona Hager
Project: Molecular basis of pyruvylated cell wall polymer – SLH-protein interactions
Supervisor: Christina Schäffer, Department of NanoBiotechnology
HEISTINGER Lina
Email: Lina Heistinger
Project: Engineering Pichia pastoris for antibody surface display
Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich, Department of Biotechnology
HENNICKE Julia
Email: Julia Hennicke
Project: Understanding and controlling the expression of recombinant oligomeric immunoglobulins
Supervisor: Renate Kunert, Department of Biotechnology
HERNANDEZ - LOPEZ Inmaculada
Email: Inmaculada Hernandez-Lopez
Project: Genomic rearrangements in CHO producer cell lines
Supervisor: Nicole Borth, Department of Biotechnology
JANDOVA Zuzana
Email: Zuzana Jandova
Project: Efficient free energy and enhanced sampling calculations of protein-protein interactions
Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering
JESCHEK Dominik
Email: Dominik Jeschek
Project: Understanding molecular transport processes for improved metabolic engineering approaches
Supervisor: Michael Sauer, Department of Biotechnology
KALLOLIMATH Somanath
Email: Somanath Kallolimath
Project: Plant glyco-engineering towards synthesis of recombinant proteins with polysialylated N-glycans
Supervisor: Herta Steinkellner, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology
KOCZKA Krisztina
Email: Krisztina Koczka
Project: Molecular engineering of baculoviral based protein expression in insect cells
Supervisor: Reingard Grabherr, Department of Biotechnology
LAURENT Christophe
Email: Christophe Laurent
Project: Mechanism and dynamics of extracellular cellulolytic protein interactions
Supervisors: Chris Oostenbrink and Roland Ludwig
MAURER Manuela
Email: Manuela Maurer
Project: Advanced molecular modeling tools to quantify protein-protein interactions
Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering
MONTERO-MORALES Laura
Email: Laura Montero
Project: Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and glycosylation
Supervisor: Herta Steinkellner, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology
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
NICOLUSSI Andrea
Email: Andrea Nicolussi
Project: Structural and functional characterisation of a novel bacterial peroxidase with homology to human heme peroxidases
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
NIKA Lisa
Email: Lisa Nika
Project: Generation and presentation of membrane protein targets using influenza virus−like particles
Supervisor: Reingard Grabherr, Department of Biotechnology
PENA NAVARRO David
Email: David Pena
Project: Rational systems design of protein-producing yeasts: eliminating metabolic limitations
Supervisor: Brigitte Gasser and Jürgen Zanghellini
PFANZAGL Vera
Email: Vera Pfanzagl
Project: Divergent evolution of the CDE superfamily
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
PILS Vera
Email: Vera Pils
Project: Extracellular Vesicles: Proteome, miRnome and influence on stem cells
Supervisor: Johannes Grillari, Department of Biotechnology
PREIMS Marita
Email: Marita Preims
Project: Investigation of cellobiose dehydrogenase and lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase for application in industry
Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich, Department of Food Science and Technology
PUCHOL TARAZONA Alejandro
Email: Alejandro Puchol
Project: Isolation and functional characterization of Nicotiana benthamiana serine proteinases involved in the degradation of recombinant proteins
Supervisor: Lukas Mach, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology
SADIO Flavio
Email: Flavio Sadio
Project: Engineering of T-cell receptor for bispecificity
Supervisor: Florian Rüker, Department of Biotechnology
SALZER Benjamin
Email: Benjamin Salzer
Project: Developing rcSso7d-based inhibitory receptors for improving the specificity and safety of NKG2D-CAR-T cells
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
SCHIAVINATO Matteo
Email: Matteo Schiavinato
Project: Genomic and epigenomic analysis of a plant-based expression platform for recombinant glycoproteins
Supervisor: Heinz Himmelbauer and Lukas Mach
SCHÜTZ Georg
Email: Georg Schütz
Project: Structure-function relationships in the electron transfer reactions of cellobiose dehydrogenase
Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich, Department of Food Science and Technology
SCHWAIGERLEHNER Linda
Email: Linda Schwaigerlehner
Project: In silico guided humanization of antibodies
Supervisor: Renate Kunert, Department of Biotechnology
SEVCNIKAR Benjamin
Email: Benjamin Sevcnikar
Project: Biochemistry of invertebrate peroxidasins
Supervisor: Christian Obinger, Department of Chemistry
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
SÜTZL Leander
Email: Leander Suetzl
Project: Recreation of ancestral members of the GMC family of FAD-dependent oxidoreductases
Supervisor: Dietmar Haltrich, Department of Food Science and Technology
SZELIOVA Diana
Email: Diana Szeliova
Project: Quantitative metabolic flux analysis in CHO cells
Supervisor: Nicole Borth, Department of Biotechnology
TSCHOFEN Marc
Email: Marc Tschofen
Project: Development of a seed-based strategy for the design of a mucosal vaccine against S. pneumoniae
Supervisor: Eva Stöger, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology
TURUPCU Aysegül
Email: Aysegül Turupcu
Project: Modelling and simulations of glycosylated proteins
Supervisor: Chris Oostenbrink, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering
VOGT Stefan
Email: Stefan Vogt
Project: Extracellular vesicles as tool for drug delivery
Supervisor: Florian Rüker, Department of Biotechnology
WEINGUNY Marcus
Email: Marcus Weinguny
Project: Change of the Global Methylation Pattern to Alter the Growth Phenotype of CHO-Cells
Supervisor: Nicole Borth, Department of Biotechnology
ZAVEC Domen
Email: Domen Zavec
Project: Characterization of microbial methanol metabolism
Supervisor: Diethard Mattanovich, Department of Biotechnology