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Head of PROTEIN ENGINEERING

Curriculum Vitae

07/2019 Habilitation (Venia Docendi) in Biophysics from the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria; habilitation treatise: “Water transport through narrow membrane channels”, external evaluators: Eric Beitz (University of Kiel), Francisco Bezanilla (University of Chicago), Jochen Hub (Saarland University), Claudia Steinem (Georg-August-University Göttingen)

12/2012 PhD, Thesis: “Binding of peptides and proteins to membranes and accompanying membrane cluster formation”, Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences, Institute of Biophysics, Department of Molecular & Membrane Biophysics, JKU Linz, Austria, Supervisor: Peter Pohl

2007 Master, Thesis: “Transmembrane signalling by electrostatically driven membrane microdomain formation”, Inst. of Biophysics, Dept. of Molecular & Membrane Biophysics, JKU Linz, Austria, Supervisor: Peter Pohl

2019 – Associate Professor; Inst. of Biophysics, Dept. of Molecular & Membrane Biophysics, JKU Linz, Austria

2018 – Head and Group Leader of the Protein Engineering Group; Inst. of Biophysics, Dept. of Molecular & Membrane Biophysics, JKU Linz, Austria

2013 – Deputy Head Membrane Transport Group (Peter Pohl); Inst. of Biophysics, Dept. of Molecular & Membrane Biophysics, JKU Linz, Austria

2013 – 2019 Assistant Professor; Inst. of Biophysics, Dept. of Molecular & Membrane Biophysics, JKU Linz, Austria

2009 – 2013 Research Assistant; Inst. of Biophysics, Dept. of Molecular & Membrane Biophysics, JKU Linz, Austria

2007 – 2008 Research Scientist; Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inst. for Biophysical Dynamics, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA (7months)

2005 TOP Scholarship, Federal State of Lower Austria

2006 Scholarship, Technical and Scientific Faculty, JKU Linz, Austria

2007 Foreign Exchange Scholarship, JKU Linz, Austria

2007 TOP Scholarship, Federal State of Lower Austria

2008 European Membrane Biology Network (EMBNTrain) Fellowship

Selected Talks

1st Bi-annual meeting of Biophysics Austria, Lipid bilayer phase state modulates ammonia and water permeability through AtTIP2;1, 09-11.07.2022, Strobl, Austria

 

Symposium on “Frontiers in Integrative Structural Biology and Biophysics” at the Graz University of Technology, Functional and structural implications of aquaporin tetramerization, 24.05.2022, Graz, Austria

 

Guest lecture at the Center for Medical Research, Quantification of solute and solvent permeabilities through narrow membrane channels, 10.05.2021, JKU Linz, Austria

 

10th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting "TEN YEARS LIFE, SCIENCE & MOLECULES", Single-file transport of water through membrane channels, 17-20.09.2018, Wien, Austria

 

Faraday Discussions “Artificial Water Channels”, Positively charged residues at the channel mouthboost single-file water flow, 25-27.06.2018, Glasgow, UK

 

European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology (esib), Quantification of passive and facilitated membrane transport permeabilities and other membrane properties, 14-16.11.2017, Graz, Austria

 

61st Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Functional Characterization of the urea transporter UreI from Helicobactor pylori, 11-15.02.2017, New Orleans, Luisiana

 

XIX Linz Winter Workshop, Functional Characterization of the urea transporter UreI from Helicobactor pylori, 03-06.2017, Linz, Austria

 

8th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting "Life Sciences for the Next Generation", The mobility of single-file water molecules is governed by the number of H-bonds they may form with channel-lining residues, 12-14.09.2016, Graz, Austria (invited)

 

XV Linz Winter Workshop, Mechanism for Targeting the A-kinase Anchoring Protein AKAP18δ to the Membrane, 15-18.02.2013, Linz, Austria

TEAM

doctoral students
Name Position Room Phone Extension E-Mail
Anna Stoib PhD student 110 7596 anna.stoib@jku.at
Thomas Barta  PhD student      thomas.barta@jku.at 
research scientist
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Master Students
Name Position Room Phone Extension
Sahar Shojaei            Master student 320 7594
Verena Karl  Master student     
Latifah Almanea Master student    
Tobias Horvath Master student    
Xenia Fischer  Master student     
Bachelor students
Name Position
Sarah Schönleitner Bachelor student
Tanja Angleitner  Bachelor student

Felix Julius Wolkenstein

Bachelor student
Tobias Putz Bachelor student
Melchior Atzwanger Bachelor student
visiting scientist
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