PhD students: Pharmaceutical Sciences

The PhD students are listed by division and sorted alphabetically by surname. (surname, first name)


  • Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    PhD studentThesis (working) titleSupervisor(s)

    Abi Saad, Marie Jose 

    Structure based drug discovery facilitated by NMR spectroscopy: targeting the main protease of SARS-CoV-2Julien Orts
    Aichinger, Lisa Assessment of micro- and nanoplastic induced inflammatory processes by medicinal imagingVerena Pichler, Cecile Philippe
    Alioglu, Fatih

    Multimodal imaging in mouse tumor models

    Manfred Ogris
    Bayer, SebastianCell-type specific targeted delivery of lipid nanoparticlesChristoph Rademacher
    Besch, Maurice Investigating allosteric modulations of the C-type lectin DC-SIGNChristoph Rademacher
    Cabrera Peralta, Andrea AntharIntermolecular dynamics and allostery of human BRD4-BD1 and -BD2Julien Orts

    Cobankovic, Iva

    Neuropharmacokinetic and in-vitro metabolomic studies of Modafinil and novel analogues LC-HRMSThierry Langer 
    Duman, IremExpansion of dynamic column-based 3D cell culture methods for drug evaluation by fluorescence imagingVerena Pichler,
    Manfred Ogris

    Eder, Marlene

    Immunstimulating therapeutics for evaluation on ex vivo cultured tumor tissue Manfred Ogris,
    Christa Schleper
    Erdő, Gábor MátéApplication of bioinformatics in the integrative whole exome based multi-omics analysis of gastro-enteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors for pre-diction and prognosis during diagnosis and therapyWolfram Weckwerth,
    Steffen Waldherr,
    Gerhard Ecker 
    Falk, TorbenModulation of platelet biology with CLEC-2 targeted liposomes Christoph Rademacher, Fabian Pfrengle (BOKU Wien)

    Fellinger, Christian

    Development of Grid-based Methods for Better Prediction of Ligand Binding in Computer-aided Molecular DesignThierry Langer,
    Christian Schröder

    Fooladi, Hosein

    Development of machine learning models for domain generalization in the chemical space Johannes Kirchmair 
    Grabowski, AnnaIdentification of the cell type-specific molecular function of the NORAD-PUMILIO axis in agingFlorian Kopp
    Grillberger, KarinA structure-based view on molecular initiating events (MIEs) related to developmental neurotoxicity (DNT)Gerhard Ecker 
    Helmke, Palle SteenBiological and Chemical Fingerprinting for Target PredictionGerhard Ecker 
    Hirte, SteffenIdentification and explanation of frequent-hitter behaviour of small organic molecules using Bayesian methodsJohannes Kirchmair 
    Hong, DachengDevelopment of glycomimetic ligands for C-type lectin receptorsChristoph Rademacher 
    Huang, JiahuiStructure landscape analysis and functional mapping of disease-relevant mutations on SLC transportersGerhard Ecker 
    Jacob, Roxane AxelDevelopment of Computational Methods for the Study and Prediction of Xenobiotic MetabolismJohannes Kirchmair, Thierry Langer
    Janneschütz, Jasmin


    Syntheses of Antiviral and Antibacterial Marine Natural Products and Analogues

    Nina Schützenmeister 
    Kandler, JuliaA structure-based analysis of transporters involved in thyroid hormone homeostasisGerhard Ecker 
    Kogler, LukasProduction, fluorescence and radioisotope labelling of microplasticsVerena Pichler 
    Kugler, Christoph Manfred Ogris
    Kulterer, Elisa Sophia Manfred Ogris
    Lefebre, JohnathanInvestigation of allosteric modulation of C-type lectinsChristoph Rademacher 
    Mazoudji, AjouanGerhard Ecker 
    Millard, MarlonDesign and synthesis of ligands for the muscarinic acetylcholine receptorsThierry Langer,
    Verena Pichler 
    Nerín Fonz, FranchoDevelopment of a computational methodology to detect allosteric pathways in proteins and application in drug discoveryChristoph Rademacher,
    Zoe Cournia 
    Nguyen, Thi Thuy AnhThe molecular mechanism of  long non-coding RNA NORAD  in cellular stress response pathwaysFlorian Kopp

    Ning, Yunzhan

    Molecular Design in Ligand-based Targeted Delivery for the Development of Novel mRNA Vaccine Carriers Christoph Rademacher 

    Omran, Abir

    Toxicity Prediction of Biological DrugsGerhard Ecker 
    Palmacci, VincenzoMachine learning models for the identification of compounds likely to interfere with biological assaysJohannes Kirchmair

    Pillari, Veronica 

    Expanding the Chemical Space of Fluorinated Scaffolds via the Design and the Development of Novel Functionalized Nucleophilic ReagentsVittorio Pace
    Rahhal, NowrasTargeted delivery to Langerhans cells via Lipid NanoparticlesChristoph Rademacher 
    Rose, DanielDevelopment of Machine Learning-based Methods for Virtual Screening with 3D Pharmacophore Models Thierry Langer, Johannes Kirchmair
    Schindler, FlorianMetabolic characterization and natural product isolation of mutualistic plant-bacteria systemsThierry Langer,
    Wolfram Weckwerth
    Scholda, JuliaThe role of noncoding RNA NORAD in ER stress and the unfolded protein responseFlorian Kopp,
    Manfred Ogris 

    Scholz, Vincent-Alexander

    Metabolite Structure Prediction of Agrochemicals in Soil

    Johannes Kirchmair, Thierry Langer

    Schwingenschlögl-Maisetschläger, VerenaEstablishment of a fully automated dynamic column-based three-dimensional cell culture method for radiotracer assessment Verena Pichler,
    Andreas Teuschl-Woller
    Sehic, NejraThe Macrocyclic Landscape of Solute Carrier TransportersGerhard Ecker 
    Simic, Stefan Pharmacokinetic profiling of novel anti-Alzheimer’s agents Thierry Langer

    Spreitzer, Markus

    Metabolic studies of muscarinic antagonists by LC-HRMSThierry Langer,
    Verena Pichler, Judith Wackerlig

    Stellnberger, Sarah Luise

    Investigating the effect of bioplastic-derived micro- and nanoplastics on human healthVerena Pichler 
    Tarang, Guneet SinghCalorimeter at Atomic Resolution Julien Orts

    Tkaczyk, Sara

    Enhancing Drug Discovery with Neural Network Potentials: Stability, Accuracy and Computational Efficiency in Free Energy Calculations

    Thierry Langer, Stefan Boresch,
    John Chodera (Cornell University, U.S.A.)
    Trenkwalder, Jessica Thierry Langer
    Van Hoey, ClaraDevelopment of a non-nucleoside inhibitor of enterovirus polymerases: Computer-aided design, synthesis and biological evaluationThierry Langer 

    Vu, Thi Ngoc Lan

    Development and application of machine learning approaches integrating protein structural and ligand information for target predictionJohannes Kirchmair 
    Weiss, SilviaBacterial ghosts as immune-stimulating adjuvant to chemotherapy in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomaManfred Ogris 
    Welsch, Matthias Johannes Kirchmair
    Zehetner, TheresaThierry Langer
    Zhang, HuanniComputational approaches for quantifying molecular beauty in the context of drug discoveryJohannes Kirchmair, Thierry Langer
  • Division of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics
    PhD student Thesis (working) title Supervisor(s)
    Abdelrahman, NamarigBolalipids as new class of penetration enhancers in dermal productsLea Ann Dailey, Victoria Klang
    Hämmerli, AlexanderFrom Gene to Drug - Integrated Process Strategies for the Production of Novel Drug Delivery Systems with Drug Conjugates and Fusion ProteinsFranz Gabor, Michael Wirth, Lukas Neutsch
    Lummerstorfer, MariaDevelopment of nanoformulations for the delivery of prime editing ribonucleoproteins Ulrich Lächelt, Manfred Ogris
    Nguyen Hoang, My VanessaLea Ann Dailey
    Pfleger, TanjaHerbal antioxidants in dermal products: formulation, testing platforms for skin permeation and biological effectsLea Ann Dailey, Victoria Klang 
    Phan Xuan, Thuöng Development of high entropy nanoparticles as nanozymes to improve the sensitivity of point-ofcare in vitro diagnostic tests for pre-screening of respiratory infectionsLea Ann Dailey
    Sarne, VictoriaThe role of KIF5B in skeletal development and the emergence of a skeletal dysplasiaWinfried Neuhaus
    Schwarzinger, JacquelineInhalation of natural products against lung infection - Biopharmaceutical profiling of selected natural product sample sets and determination of the inhalation formulation approachLea Ann Dailey
    Shahir, MehriGlycomimetic-based targeted delivery of antigens to Langerhans cells for immune activation and the indication of toleranceChristoph Rademacher
    Steiner, KatjaPhospholipid-based emulsifiers for sunscreen development: impact of UVA and effect on skin properties in vitro, ex vivo and in vivoLea Ann Dailey, Victoria Klang
    Wimmer, LukasEnhancing micro- and nanoplastics research: Using pharmaceutical methodologies to develop reference micro- and nanoplastics for studying the impacts of plastics on human healthLea Ann Dailey
    Xue, ZianDevelopment of CRISPR/Cas9-sgRNA Ribo-nucleoprotein (RNP) Delivery Systems by Modifying Artificial Peptide Carriers and Nucleic Acid ComponentUlrich Lächelt,
    Lea Ann Dailey
  • Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology
    PhD studentThesis (working) titleSupervisor(s)
    Balasubramanian, Hari BaskarIdentification of the metabolites associated with a dietary intervention that protect against hypertension-induced cerebrovascular injuryMarietta Zille
    Baltov, Bozhidar Borislavov2D and 3D cultures of stem cell derived cardiac cells on patterned cell culture surfaces for cardiotox studiesSteffen Hering
    Friesacher, Theres EvaNovel approaches to investigate the regulation of G-protein coupled inward rectifier K+ channels by GβγAnna Weinzinger
    Grundtner, SabrinaChronic pain a disease, which is not well understood on the molecular levelManuela Schmidt, Christian Studenik
    Kampleitner, CarinaIdentifying the molecular and cellular pathways associated with bone fracture healing with and without biomaterials in healthy and osteoporotic boneOskar Hoffmann, Klaus Wirth
    Netzer, MichaelElectrophysiological characterization and proof of principle cardiotoxicity screenings of cardioidsSteffen Hering
    Steshin, Ilia Anna Weinzinger
    Pasokh, AmirTargeting the gut-brain axis in hypertension-induced brain injuryMarietta Zille
  • Division of Pharmacognosy
    PhD student Thesis (working) titleSupervisor(s)
    Adelsberger, SigridInhalation of natural products against lung infections – extraction, isolation and analysis of selected natural product sample sets and  analytical evaluation of inhalable formulationsUlrike Grienke
    Bertaina, Lorenza Identification and characterization of new natural and semisynthetic compounds as RAR-related orphan receptors (ROR) ligandsVerena Dirsch
    Brenner, MartinThe role of metabolic shifts for natural product-induced immunomodulation - Focus on Mass SpectrometryElke Heiß, Wolfram Weckwerth
    Coffey, ChristineIdentifying Nature’s c(h)AMPions: Functional and mechanistic characterization of natural product derivatives as PDE4 inhibitors. Verena Dirsch, Alexander Perhal
    Eichenauer, ElisabethTraditional herbal medicines for wound healing: phytochemical profiling and activity screeningSabine Glasl-Tazreiter, Elke Heiß
    Haiss, PatriciaExamination of the preventive/therapeutic potential of natural products in atherosclerotic and proliferative vascular wall changes using cell-based modelsVerena Dirsch
    Redl, MartinaIdentifying and dissecting health promoting natural products for healthy ageing in Caenorhabditis elegansJudith Rollinger
    Schwarz, PatrikThe search and biological evaluation of modulators of retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptors (RORs)Verena Dirsch, Elke Heiß
    Sosa Cabrera, Shara NataliaAMP(K)lifying Nrf2 - Digging into the fine‐tuned control of Nrf2‐mediated cellular responses by AMPKElke Heiß
    Theiler, BarbaraMedicinal Plants against Diabetes Mellitus Search for New Antidiabetic Agents from Traditional MedicinesSabine Glasl-Tazreiter