Division of
Medical Biotechnology
Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research


Welcome to the Division of Medical Biotechnology. We are located at the Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research of the Medical University of Vienna.


Heimo Breiteneder
Biotechnology and Biochemical Diagnostics
Merima Bublin
Allergen Biology
Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber
Molecular Allergology
Christian Radauer
Biochemistry and Bioinformatics



Graduation of Katharina Schwertner

Afte defending her thesis entitled In vitro model to investigate the effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on the intestinal epithelium, Katharina Schwertner from Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber's lab graduated with a master's degree in biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Congratulations!


Paul Ehrlich Award for Heimo Breiteneder

We congratulate Heimo Breiteneder for receiving the prestigious Paul Ehrlich Award for Experimental Research, granted by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). With this award, the EAACI honoured Heimo's breakthrough achivements in moelular allergy research, starting in 1989 with the molecular cloning of the major birch pollen allerrgen, Bet v 1, the first plant allergen sequenced and expressed as a recombinant protein, and continuing until today with works on the molecular and immunological characterization of allergens from pollen, natural rubber latex and food.

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Contact info

Division of Medical Biotechnology
Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research
Währinger Gürtel 18-20 1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 40400 51120
Fax: +43 1 40400 51300
Head of the Division
Heimo Breiteneder
E-mail: heimo.breiteneder@muv.ac.at
Natascha Hendler
E-mail: petra-natascha.hendler@muv.ac.at
Christian Radauer
E-mail: christian.radauer@muv.ac.at