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Our Team

Our international team is made up of dedicated researchers and professionals who are committed to advancing the field of immunology and infectious disease research. The lab bears the name of Andreas Bergthaler under whose leadership and research guidance we work together.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bergthaler
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Andreas Bergthaler
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

  • 2022 – Professor of Molecular Immunology and Head of Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology

  • 2022 – Adjunct Principal Investigator at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of theAustrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Contacts

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bergthaler

Head of Institute


 

Social: 
 

Tel:  +43-1-40160-33001
 

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Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology

Center of Pathophysiology, Immunology and Infectiology
Medical University of Vienna
Kinderspitalsgasse 15, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Education

2016

Habilitation
Medical University of Vienna

Habilitation in Virology (Priv.-Doz.)

Vienna, AT

2006

Doctoral degree
University of Zurich

Doctoral degree (Dr. med. vet.)

Zurich, CH

1997 - 2003

Master's Degree
University of Veterinary Medicine

Degree of Veterinary Medicine (Mag. med. vet.)

Vienna, AT

Professional Experience

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2011 – 2021 Principal Investigator at CeMM, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, AT

  • 2008 – 2011 Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Alan Aderem, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, US

  • 2007 – 2008 Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Daniel D. Pinschewer, University of Geneva, Geneva, CH

  • 2004 – 2006 Doctoral student, Dr. Hans Hengartner and Nobel Laureate Dr. Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Institute of Experimental Immunology, University and ETH Zurich, Zurich, CH

  • 2001 – 2003 Clinical Rotations and research stays at Royal School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, UK; Danish Veterinary Institute, DK; University of Zurich, CH; University of Tokyo, JP

FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2008 – 2010 European Molecular Biology Organisation Long-Term Fellow, DE

  • 2008 – 2010 Fellowship for Advanced Researchers by Swiss National Science Foundation, CH

  • 2004 – 2006 Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellow, DE

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • 2022 – Lecturer of adaptive immunology to medical students, MedUni Vienna, AT 

  • 2021 – Lecturer on pathogen surveillance to Master`s students, MedUni Vienna, AT

  • 2013 – 2016 co-lecturer of T cell-mediated Immunity/Immunopathologies, MedUni Vienna, AT

  • 2011 – Lecturer of Viral immunology; and Scientific Integrity, PhD Program, CeMM Vienna, AT

 

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

  • 2022 “Science for Resilience – Learnings from the Pandemic” Conference, Vienna, AT (Co-organizer, 150 participants)

  • 2020 AustroVirology Meeting, Vienna, AT (Co-organizer, 90 participants)

  • 2019 2nd AustroMetabolism Workshop, Vienna, AT (Main organizer, 110 participants)

  • 2017 AustroMetabolism Workshop, Vienna, AT (Main organizer, 70 participants)

  • 2016 EU-Life “Inflammation & Immunity in Health and Disease”, Vienna, AT (Co-organizer, 120 participants)

  • 2012 Infection Immunology Symposium, Vienna, AT (Co-organizer, 90 participants)

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES / COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • 2022 – Member of Working group on Digital Health Data, Austrian High Council of Health, AT

  • 2022 – Head of Committee for Biological Safety, Center for Pathophysiology, MedUni Vienna, AT

  • 2021 – 2023 Member of the top governmental advisory board GECKO for pandemic management

  • 2020 – Member of the National Commission for Genetic Engineering (Expertise: Virology)

  • 2016 – 2018 Member of the CeMM working group EU-LIBRA (Gender Dimension of Research), AT

  • 2014 –  Member of the Immunology Research Cluster (IRC), MedUni Vienna, AT

 

AWARDS

  • 2020 Finalist as Science Breakthrough of the Year in the Life Sciences, Falling Walls Remote, Berlin, DE

  • 2019 Nomination for “Austrian of the Year in the Category Research”, Vienna, AT

  • 2017 Austrian Infection Research Prize, Austrian Society for Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, AT

  • 2016 Milstein Young Investigator Award of the Intl. Cytokine & Interferon Society, San Francisco, US

  • 2016 Georges-Köhler Prize of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI), Hamburg, DE

  • 2016 Löffler-Frosch-Prize of the Society of Virology (GFV e.V.), Münster, DE

  • 2006 Award for Distinguished Doctoral Thesis, University of Zurich, CH

  • 2006 Golden Honour Medal for Special Merits, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, AT

The Team

Great things are never achieved by one person alone. As a team, we work together to combine our strengths and support each other. This collaborative spirit, complemented with key external collaborations, enables us to tackle fundamental questions of biology at the interface across disciplines.

The Bergthaler Lab staff 2023
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Team Members

Our Alumni

Theresa Hohl, Dipl.-Ing.

Technical Assistant - 02/2023 - 01/2024

PhD Student

Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems

  Benedikt Agerer, PhD

PhD student - 09/2017 - 12/2021

Scientist

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Alexandra Popa, PhD

Data Analyst - 06/2016 - 12/2020

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Subhash Tripathi, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow - 05/2019 - 02/2020

Senior Scientist, Seattle

Hatoon Baazim, PhD

PhD student - 05/2019 - 02/2020

Unknown

Theresa Pinter, Msc.

Master student - 07/2017 - 05/2018

Unknown

Harshad Ingle, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow - 07/2016 - 12/2016

Unknown

Nora Studener

Highschool intern - 08/2016

Unknown

Christopher Schliehe, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow - 04/2012 – 06/2016

Unknown

Luzia Amon

Highschool intern - 07/2015

Unknown

Lisa Bauer, BSc.

Intern, Diploma student - 09/2013 – 10/2014

Postdoc

Erasmus MC Rotterdam

Udo Richson, BSc.

Intern, Diploma student - 11/2012 – 12/2013

Associate Director

Lilly, Germany

Isabel Grießhammer, BSc.

Intern, Diploma student - 02/2012 – 06/2013

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Fritz Erhart, MD

Intern - 01 – 03/2012

Department of Neurosurgery

MedUni Vienna

 Petr Triska, PhD

Bioinformatician - 03/2021 - 10/2022

Senior Bioinformatician

Quantro GmbH

Mark Smyth, MSc.

PhD student - 09/2016 - 12/2020

Unknown

Alexander Lercher, PhD

Master/PhD student - 03/2014 - 10/2020

Unknown

Kseniya Khamina, PhD

PhD student - 09/2012 - 06/2019

Unknown

Lindsay Kosack, BSc

Research Assistant/Lab Manager -

07/2011 - 12/2019

Unknown

Bojan Vilagos, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow - 09/2013 - 01/2018

Director R&D

Exscientia

Anannya Bhattacharya, PhD

PhD student - 09/2011 – 11/2016

Unknown

Malak Khan

Highschool intern - 07/2016

Unknown

Anna Ebner

Highschool intern - 08/2015

Unknown

Michael Kolta

MD student intern - 08/2014 – 07/2015

Unknown

Katharina Seper

Highschool intern - 02/2013

Unknown

Andrea Hildebrandt, BSc.

Intern, Diploma student - 10/2012 – 06/2013

Product Specialist

Sanofi

David Taborsky

Highschool intern (GenAU Summerschool) - 08/2012

PhD Student

University of Zurich

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Funding

Austrian Academy of Sciences logo

Austrian
Academy
of
Sciences

Austria

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

Germany

FWF Austrian Science Fund

FWF
Austrian
Science
Fund

Austria

Vienna Science and Technology Fund

Vienna Science
and
Technology
Fund

Vienna Municipality

ERC European Research Council 

ERC
European Research Council 

EU

Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt

Hochschul-jubiläumsstiftung der
Stadt

Vienna Municipality

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