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Head of PROTEIN ENGINEERING

Curriculum Vitae

Education
 

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

Current Position
 

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

Previous Positions
 

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)

Fellowships
 

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

Memberships of Scientific Societies Scientific Talks
 

Selected Talks at International Conferences

 

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

Professional and Academic Activities

TEAM

doctoral students
Name Position Room Phone Extension E-Mail
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Barta       PhD student 111 7594 thomas.barta@jku.at
Dipl.-Ing. Johann Wachlmayr PhD student 321 7594 Johann.Wachlmayr@jku.at
research scientist
Name Position Room Phone Extension E-Mail
Anna Stoib       research scientist 110 7596 anna.stoib@jku.at
Master Students
Name Position Room Phone Extension
Sahar Shojaei            Master student 320 7594
Armin Speletz Master student 321 7597
Magdalena Behensky Master student    
Eunice Akinselure Master student 111 7594
Verena Karl  Master student     
Latifah Almanea Master student    
Bachelor students
Name Position

Felix Julius Wolkenstein

Bachelor student
Tobias Putz Bachelor student
visiting scientist
Name Position Room Phone Extension E-Mail