Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Weninger
Medical University of Vienna
Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology
Waehringerstr. 13, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 (0)1 40160 - 37560
Homepage: www.wolfgangweninger.at, www.bsimaging.at
Know-how and research interests
The Weninger Lab is interested in researching the mechanisms regulating pre- and postnatal development. Its focus rests on cardiovascular morphogenesis and remodelling. As side-lines lab associates develop and improve episcopic 3D-imaging techniques and conduct traditional anatomic research. Group members are experienced in anatomical microscopic and macroscopic dissection, traditional and advanced histology, episcopic 3D-imaging of embryos and tissue samples, and digital volume data analysis. The Weninger Lab provides the infrastructure for all these techniques.
- Cardiovascular morphogenesis & remodelling
- Mechanisms driving embryogenesis
- Descriptive & functional micro- and macroanatom
Techniques and infrastructure of the research group
- Episcopic 3D data generation methods
- Volume data visualization hard- and software
- Histologic laboratory
5 selected publications
Weninger WJ, Müller GB, Reiter C, Meng S, Rabl SU. Intimal hyperplasia of the infant parasellar carotid artery: a potential developmental factor in atherosclerosis and SIDS. Circ Res (1999) 85: 970-975
Weninger WJ & Mohun TJ. Phenotyping transgenic embryos: A rapid 3D-screening method based on Episcopic Flourescence Imaging Capturing (EFIC). Nature Genet (2002) 30: 59-65
Weninger WJ, Lopes Floro K, Bennett MB, Withington SL, Preis JI, Martinez Barbera JP, Mohun TJ, Dunwoodie S. Cited2 is required both for heart morphogenesis and establishment of the left-right axis in mouse development. Development (2005) 132: 1337-1348
Weninger WJ & Mohun TJ. Three dimensional analysis of molecular signals with episcopic imaging techniques. Methods Mol Biol (2007) 411:35-46.
Weninger WJ & Geyer SH. Models in researching cardiovascular morphogenesis.
Birth Defects Res C (2012) 96:163-75