Isabella Derler Receives Venia Legendi/Habilitation Certificate


Vice-Rector Alberta Bonanni presented biophysicist Isabella Derler with her venia legend/habilitation certificate.

F.l.: Isabella Derler, Alberta Bonanni
F.l.: Isabella Derler, Alberta Bonanni

Derler (Department of Molecular Biophysics and Membrane Biophysics at the JKU) received her teaching authorization in the subject area of "Biophysics".

Those pursuing a habilitation/post-doc undergo an academic evaluation in regard to special qualifications that proves their ability to independently conduct academic/scientific research and teach the entire depth and breadth of their selected subject area [facultas docendi], This, in turn, is the prerequisite to grant authorization to teach that particular subject area [venia legendi].

About Isabella Derler

Born in 1983, Isabella Derler studied technical physics at the JKU. She earned her PhD in 2008 with her dissertation titled: "Dynamic Regulation of Ca2+ Ion Channels by Ca2+ Binding Proteins" and has now completed her habilitation/post-doc. Her main areas of research focus on the role of Ca2+ in health and disease (i.e. in allergies, Stormorken syndrome, and cancer) as well as the molecular basis of interaction between Ca2+ and Ca2+-regulated ion channels. Isabella Derler has been presented with several awards in recognition of her work, most recently the LIT SEED Excellence Grant and the Hertha Firnberg Position.