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Research Projects of the MedUni Vienna

The researchers at MedUni Vienna successfully acquired third-party funding, e.g. for the following projects.

Special Research Programmes
Titel Project lead at MedUni Vienna Lifetime
Immunometabolism Thomas Weichhart, Institute of Medical Genetics 01.03.2021 - 29.02.2025
RNAdeco: decorating RNA for a purpose Michael F. Jantsch, Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology 01.03.2020 - 29.02.2024

Histone deacetylases as regulators of T-cell-mediated immunity

Wilfried Ellmeier, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology 01.03.2019 - 28.02.2023
Cellular Mediators Linking Inflammation and Thrombosis Johannes Schmid, Center for Physiology and Pharmacology 01.03.2014 - 31.01.2022
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Peter Valent, Department of Medicine I 01.03.2013 - 28.02.2022
Towards prevention and therapy of allergy Rudolf Valenta, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology 01.02.2012 - 31.01.2020
Research Groups
TitelProject lead at MedUni ViennaLifetime
The tumor microenvironment as target and regulator of anticancer (metal) drug responsePetra Heffeter, Department of Medicine I2020/04/01- 2025/03/31
TitelProject LeadLifetime
Integrative Structure BiologyTimothy Skern01.01.2016 - 31.12.2019
Molecular, cellular and clinical allergology, MCCA Winfried Pickl01.03.2013 - 28.02.2021
Inflammation and Immunity (IAI) Maria Sibilia01.07.2007 - 31.12.2019
RNA Biology Andrea Barta01.06.2007 - 31.12.2019
Cell Communication in Health and DiseaseStefan Böhm01.09.2006 - 30.06.2020
TitelProject lead at MedUni ViennaLifetime
Medical Neuroscience Johannes Berger2018 - 2022

Molecular and Cellular Control of Tissue Homeostasis in Health and Disease – TissueHome

Karl Kuchler2018 - 2022
Malignant DiseasesGergely Szakacs2019 - 2024


Project Lead

Company partner


CD Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Retina Hrvoje Bogunovic Heidelberg Engineering GmbH 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2027
CD Laboratory for Personalized Immunotherapy Matthias Preusser Roche Austria GmbH 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2027
CD Laboratory for Skin Multimodal Analytical Imaging of Aging and Senescence Florian Gruber Chanel Parfums Beauté 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2027
CD Laboratory for Portal Hypertension and Liver Fibrosis Thomas Reiberger Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH 01.02.2020 - 31.01.2027

CD Laboratory for Applied metabolomics

Alexander Haug, Lukas Kenner

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc

01.11.2018 - 31.10.2025

CD Laboratory for Arginine Metabolism in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

Gernot Schabbauer

Bio-Cancer Treatment International Limited

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2024

CD Laboratory for Molecular Stress Research in Peritoneal Dialy

Klaus Kratochwill

Zytoprotec GmbH

01.03.2016 - 28.02.2023

CD Laboratory for Clinical Molecular MR Imaging (MOLIMA)

Siegfried Trattnig

Siemens AG Österreich

01.02.2015 - 31.01.2022

CD Laboratory for Innovative Optical Imaging and its Translation into Medicine

Rainer Leitgeb

Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., Exalos AG

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2021

CD Laboratory for Ocular and Dermal Effects of Thiomers

René Werkmeister (Leopold Schmetterer)

Croma-Pharma Gesellschaft m.b.H.

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2020

Horizon 2020, IMI2, 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Acronyme and webseiteProject Lead at  MedUni ViennaTitel
PROSCOPEDrexler WolfgangPoint-of-care instrument for diagnosis and image-guided intervention of Colo-Rectal Cancer
SCANNERLuf AntonUnderstanding the dynamics and consequences of New Psychoactive Substances use in a rapidly changing (online) drug market
SUSINCHAIN Epstein Michelle SUStainable INsect CHAIN
TIPAT Zeitlinger Markus Training towards Personalized Antibiotic Treatment
NEUcrest Adameyko Igor Training European Experts in Multiscale Studies of Neural Crest Development and Disorders: from Patient to Model Systems and Back again.
SECRET Dolznig Helmut Exploitation of the SECRETory pathway for cancer therapy to address European research
CANCERPREV Wagner Erwin Innovative strategies for cancer prevention with focus on sex hormone signaling and chronic inflammation
GLU-IMAGE Bednarik Petr Glutamate dynamics during visual stimulation and ketamine challenge in the human brain
AB-DiRecT Zeitlinger Markus Antibiotic Distribution and Recovery in Tissue
RespiriTB Zeitlinger Markus Progress new assets (one pre-new molecular entity and one first-time-in-human start) for tuberculosis that act synergistically with bedaquiline, cytochrome bc or cytochrome bd inhibitors
RespiriNTM Zeitlinger Markus Progress novel assets (one FIH start) for non-tubercular mycobacteria that may act synergistically with bedaquiline and cytochrome bc drugs
ECMO-BIOMARKER Schellongowski Peter Delivering ECMO-BIOMARKER – a ground-breaking ICT-enabled ECMO Biomarker system providing clinicians with bedside decision support for better care and reduced costs of severe ICU patients
NeuroDeRisk Ernst Margot Neurotoxicity De-Risking in Preclinical Drug Discovery
Natural BionicS Aszmann Oskar Natural Integration of Bionic Limbs via Spinal Interfacing
CANCER SCANPinker-Domenig KatjaA Body Scan for Cancer Detection using Quantum Technology
triboREMEDYSommer ReginaThe triboreactor as breakthrough remediation strategy for safeguarding human and environmental health
PIPPIStamm TanjaPlatform for Innovation of Procurement and Procurement of Innovation
I-LIVE  Simon Judit Living well, dying well. A research programme to support living until the end
HERA     Schernhammer Eva  Integrating Environment and Health Research: a Vision for the EU
SoNAR-Global    Kutalek RuthA Global Social Sciences Network for Infectious Threats and Antimicrobial Resistance
NeuHeartMoscato Francesco A neuroprosthesis to restore the vagal-cardiac closed-loop connection after heart transplantation
HELICAL   Kain Renate HEalth data LInkage for ClinicAL benefit
FoodEnTwinEpstein Michelle Twinning of research activities for the frontier research in the fields of food, nutrition and environmental ‘omics
PFC-AMY   Windischberger Christian  Functional networks underlying emotion processing
SCOUTHeinze Georg  Supporting Causal Conclusions from Observational Survival Studies
NeuroLSD Stulnig Thomas Neuro-metabolic, structural and functional hallmarks of Lysosomal Storage Diseases
MATURE-NKVon Haeseler ArndtMAnufacturing of TUmour-REactive Natural Killer cells
CSI-FunWagner ErwinChronic Systemic Inflammation: Functional organ cross-talk in inflammatory disease and cancer
NPC-BUILDKöhler AlwinThe Nuclear Pore Basket – Functional Architecture of a Membrane Remodeling Machine
ITCC-P4Berger WalterITCC Pediatric Preclinical POC Platform
HARMONYDruml ChristianeHealthcare Alliance for Resourceful Medicines Offensive against Neoplasms in HematologY
BEAt-DKDOberbauer RainerBiomarker Enterprise to Attack DKD
PRECONFIGLangs GeorgLearning and PREdiction based on the PREnatal CONnectome FInGerprint
MERLINPircher Michael  Multi-modal, multi-scale retinal imaging
BigMedilyticsProsch HelmutBig Data for Medical Analytics
OSTEOproSPINEWindhager ReinhardNovel Bone Regeneration Drug Osteogrow: Therapeutic Solution for Lumbar Back Pain
PECUNIA    Simon JuditProgrammE in Costing, resource use measurement and outcome valuation for Use in multi-sectoral National and International health economic evaluAtions
RE-DEFINEWancata JohannesRefugee Emergency: DEFining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions
EU-VIORMEDWancata JohannesEuropean Study on Risk Factors for Violence in Mental Disorder and Forensic Care: a multicentre project
META-CANSibilia MariaTargeting the metabolism-immune system connections in Cancer
TRABITLangs GeorgTranslational Brain Imaging Training Network
CaReSyAn    Heinze Georg Combatting the CardioRenal Syndrome: towards an integrative Analysis to reduce cardiovascular burden in chronic kidney disease
HYBRIDBeyer ThomasInnovative Training Network towards raising and supporting the next generation of creative and  entrepreneurial cross-speciality imaging experts
RTCure Steiner Günter    Rheuma Tolerance for Cure
LITMUS   Trauner Michael  Liver Investigation: Testing Marker Utility in Steatohepatitis
AllerScreeningUntersmayr-Elsenhuber EvaPoint-of-care device based on KETs for diagnosis of food allergies
ChipScopeGeleff SilvanaOvercoming the Limits of Diffraction with Superresolution Lighting on a Chip
ReGenHeartPavone-Gyöngyösi MariannClinical development and proof of principle testing of new regenerative VEGF-D therapy for cost-effective treatment of refractory angina, A phase II randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study
KidsAPRami-Merhar BirgitThe artificial pancreas in children aged 1 to 7 years with type 1 diabetes
MOONLeitgeb RainerMulti-modal Optical Diagnostics for Ocular and Neurodegenerative Disease
ESOTRACDrexler WolfgangHybrid optical and optoacoustic endoscope for esophageal tracking
CResPacePavone-Gyöngyösi MariannAdaptive Bio-electronics for Chronic Cardiorespiratory Disease
HBM4EUMoshammer HannsEuropean Human Biomonitoring Initiative
TEAMAkkaya-Kalayci TürkanTechnology Enabled Adolescent Mental Health
FBILeitgeb RainerMultimodal, Functional Bio-Photonic Imaging
EN_ACTI2NGHuppa JohannesEuropean Network on Anti-Cancer Immuno-Therapy Improvement by modification of CAR and TCR Interactions and Nanoscale Geometry
Secret-CellsHarkany TiborCellular diversity and stress-induced cell-state switches in the mammalian hypothalamus
TNT-TUMORSSibilia MariaTherapeutic approaches to enhance innate immunity against Tumors
ID-LYMEStockinger HannesA novel immunity-based test for early diagnosis of Lyme disease
GSAORIPircher MichaelGuide Stars Adaptive Optics for Retinal Imaging
SmartResilienceKlimek PeterSmart Resilience Indicators for Smart Critical Infrastructures
EUR-HUMANHoffmann KathrynEUropean Refugees - HUman Movement and Advisory Network
HYPMEDHelbich ThomasDigital Hybrid Breast PET/MRI for Enhanced Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
MIBDrexler WolfgangMulti-modal, Endoscopic Biophotonic Imaging of Bladder Cancer for Point-of-Care Diagnosis
ALBINOKlebermaß-Schrehof KatrinEffect of ALlopurinol in addition to hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic Brain Injury on Neurocognitive Outcome
RELENTKain RenateRELapses prevENTion in chronic autoimmune disease: common mechanisms and co-morbidities
U-PGxSamwald MatthiasUbiquitous Pharmacogenomics (U-PGx): Making actionable pharmacogenomic data and effective treatment optimization accessible to every European citizen
MURABHelbich ThomasMRI and Ultrasound Robotic Assisted Biopsy
OCTCHIPDrexler WolfgangOphthalmic OCT on a Chip
FOLSMARTStockinger HannesFolate-Target Nanodevies To Activated Macrophages For Rheumatoid Arthritis
ENLIGHT-TENEllmeier WilfriedEuropean Network linking informatics and genomics of helper T cells
ALKATRASMerkel OlafALK Activation as a target of TRAanslational Science (ALKATRAS): Break free from cancer
CaSR BiomedicineKallay EniköCalcium-Sensing Receptor (CaSR): Therapeutics for Non-Communicable Diseases
CORBELWolzt MichaelCoordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science services
RD-ACTIONVoigtlaender TillPromoting Implementation of Recommendations on Policy, Information and Data for Rare Diseases
OPTIMALZBaumann BernhardOptical imaging of ocular pathology in Alzheimer’s disease
CONCERTDörr WolfgangEuropean Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research
STEMMING-FROM-NERVEAdameyko IgoTargeted Cell Recruitment During Organogenesis And Regeneration: Glia Makes The Tooth
ELASTISLETEpstein MichelleTailored Elastin-like Recombinamers as Advanced Systems for Cell Therapies in Diabetes Mellitus: a Synthetic Biology Approach towards a Bioeffective and Immunoisolated Biosimilar Islet/Cell Niche
IgEPathStarkl PhilippIgEPath - Contributions of IgE-antibodies and IgE effector cells to host defense against pathogenic bacteria
RitrainWolzt MichaelReseach Infrastructures Training Programme
ICareKarwautz AndreasIntegrating Technology into Mental Health Care Delivery in Europe
BRIDGE HealthSimon JuditBRidging Information and Data Generation for Evidence-based Health Policy and Research
IDEAS König FranzImproving Design, Evaluation and Analysis of early drug development Studies
SciencePavone-Gyöngyösi MariannStem Cell therapy in IschEmic Non-treatable Cardiac diseasE (SCIENCE)