Gabriele Werner-Felmayer

Scientific curriculum: 

1985 PhD (Dr.phil.) in Microbiology, Science Faculty of the University of Innsbruck, Austria  1985/86 Erwin Schrödinger Postdoctoral Fellow (FWF) at the Department of Oral Microbiology and General Immunology, University Zürich, Switzerland  1987-1994 Postdoctoral Scientist at the Institute of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Innsbruck, Austria  1992 Guest scientist (Kamillo Eisner Foundation) at the Department of Molecular Immunology, Rockefeller University, New York, USA  1994 Habilitation in Medical Biochemistry (Significance of cytokine-induced pteridine biosynthesis for formation of nitric oxide from L-arginine)  1994 Assistant Professor at the Institute of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Innsbruck, Austria  1997 Title "Ausserordentliche Universitätsprofessorin"  2006 - 2014  Editorial Adviser The Biochemical Journal 2015 - 2016 Guest Professor at King's College London (Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine)

Research interests in Medical Biochemistry: 

Cytokine-induced cellular processes:  - Molecular regulation of pteridine biosynthetic enzymes and its impact on nitric oxide formation  - Expression, function and gene structure of CXCL11, a T-cell-attracting chemokine evolved by gene duplication  - Pteridines and nitric oxide in cellular differentiation:  - Physarum polycephalum; - mammalian cells  - Diagnostic application:- Human(e) pyrogen test  Publications (PubMed)>>  Top10 cited papers Innsbruck Medical University>>  Research interests in Bioethics: - Science as culture - Innovative technologies in Biomedicine (Genetics, stem cell research, reproductive medicine) - Identity, individual, person Publications (Bioethics)>> book "the Wariness of the Tortoises">>    "Die Vorsicht der Schildkröten">> Media Reports (German)>>  Group members:  Petra Loitzl (technician);  Zohaib Syed (PhD student) Funding:  Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)  Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichen Nationalbank (OENB)  European commission Bioethics-Network:  Ethucation  International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Austrian Unit)   Teaching activities:  Ethics and Character Building (Clinical PhD Program) Ethik und Betrug in den Biowissenschaften (Seminar, Medical Graduate Program)  Seminar für wissenschaftliches Arbeiten  Participation in the Medical Graduate Program, module "Regulation of gene expression during growth, development and differentiation" Positions:  diploma, PhD or MD thesis, postdoctoral or technical positions: please inquire
Gabriele Werner-Felmayer

Gabriele Werner-Felmayer

Biocenter, Biological Chemistry

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