Animal models; Endothelial Cells; Inflammation; Lymphatic System; Primary Cell Culture
(1) Determination of anti-inflammatory properties of plant- derived substances in in vitro and in vivo models
(2) Identification of substances capable to counteract inflammation and senescence of endothelial cells, by utilizing endothelial cell cultures and live-cell imaging techniques (cooperation with Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Breuss)
(3) Analysis of the mechanism of development of lymphatic system and its role in metastatic spreading of cancer cells
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
Isolation, cultivation and characterization of primary endothelial cells, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, qPCR, ELISA, western blot, microscopy (within intensive cooperation with Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Breuss) and work with gene-deficient mice.
- Metal complexes with dual anti-inflammatory activity (2021)
Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), International project
- Strategies for combating senescence in endothelial cells (2019)
Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Individual projects
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