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Rebecca Herzog
Priv.Doz. Dr. Rebecca Herzog, MSc

Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0003-1946-7770
T +43 1 40400 73815


Animal models; Nephrology; Peritoneal Dialysis; Proteomics; Randomized Controlled Trial

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

In our CDL we use omics techniques (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) to characterize molecular profiles of clinical samples and samples obtained from in-vitro and in-vivo models, using previously established bioinformatic tools as well as novel analytical approaches (high abundance protein depletion/low abundance protein enrichment approach, etc.)


  • InfraPET (2023)
    Source of Funding: Vienna Business Agency, Innovation
    Principal Investigator
  • PD3 - Proteome Analysis of Peritoneal Dialysis Cell Populations (2021)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Elise-Richter / Senior-Postdoc-Programm
    Principal Investigator
  • Identification and Management of Patients at Risk – Outcome and Vascular Events in Peritoneal Dialysis (IMPROVE-PD) (2018)
    Source of Funding: EU, Horizon 2020 Marie Curie ITN
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Herzog, R. et al., 2021. Lithium preserves peritoneal membrane integrity by suppressing mesothelial cell αB-crystallin. Science Translational Medicine, 13(608). Available at:
  2. Bartosova, M. et al., 2021. Glucose Derivative Induced Vasculopathy in Children on Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis. Circulation Research, 129(5). Available at:
  3. Vychytil, A. et al., 2018. A randomized controlled trial of alanyl-glutamine supplementation in peritoneal dialysis fluid to assess impact on biomarkers of peritoneal health. Kidney International, 94(6), pp.1227–1237. Available at:
  4. Herzog, R. et al., 2018. Effects of Alanyl-Glutamine Treatment on the Peritoneal Dialysis Effluent Proteome Reveal Pathomechanism-Associated Molecular Signatures. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 17(3), pp.516–532. Available at:
  5. Herzog, R. et al., 2014. DynamicO-LinkedN-Acetylglucosamine Modification of Proteins Affects Stress Responses and Survival of Mesothelial Cells Exposed to Peritoneal Dialysis Fluids. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 25(12), pp.2778–2788. Available at: