Krisztina Manzano-Szalai, MDSc MSc
Department for Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Medical University of Vienna
Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Dr. Szalai was born in Györ/Hungary and studied biology at the University of Pécs/Hungary, but acquired her diploma thesis at the University of Vienna. In 2003 she started to work in the research group of Prof. Jensen-Jarolim at the Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Medical University of Vienna in the field of allergy. In August 2008 she defended her dissertation with excellency in the study program of Medical Doctor of Science (Dr. Med. Sci.). During these years, Dr. Szalai became an expert in the mimotope technology for the development of specific vaccines against allergy and cancer diseases and led several animal studies in this area. In the last years, her scientific work mostly focused on the model of atopic dermatitis and on the molecular features of house dust mite allergens. From April 2010 till December 2010 she was a Senior Scientist at the Biomedical International R+D GmbH team in Vienna and worked for vaccine development against allergy and tumor diseases with AAVLPs (adeno-associated virus-like particles). After one year maternity leave, she returned to the Biomedical company and finished the project work. In April 2012 Dr Szalai joined the group of “Comparative Medicine” at the Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna as Assistant Professor.
From November 2013 she became a member of the CD-Labor and is responsible for the research focusing on the molecular details and development of visualization of nerves during surgery.
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Dr. Szalai is working with Dr. Roche on the new project “Identification of motor and sensory nerve target membrane proteins by phage diplay”.