Julia Zwirchmayr


Graduate Student

email: julia.zwirchmayr@univie.ac.at


During the scope of my thesis I aim to isolate and identify natural products (NP) extending not only the lifespan, but also the healthspan of the lower model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. This multicellular model organism offers a promising tool for bioactivity studies and the disclosure of molecular mechanism of NP in vivo. Thereby the combination of phytochemical and pharmacological studies offer a powerful tool for the discovery and identification of new NP lead compounds. Several phytochemical approaches for the isolation and identification of bioactive metabolites are applied in order to unravel the complexity of multicomponent mixtures.


Judith M. Rollinger

Ulrike Grienke