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Privat Dozent.in Katrin Watschinger, PhD
Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biocenter, Medical University of InnsbruckKatrin_Watschinger

born 17.03.1979
citizenship: Italian

e-mail: katrin.watschinger@i-med.ac.at; >>Link to ORCID
tel.: + 43 512 9003 70344

Group members:
Sabrina Sailer (Post Doc),
Katharina Lackner (PhD student)

Scientific curriculum:
1998 - 2004  Studies of Chemistry, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2004 - 2007  Doctoral Thesis, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Univ. of Innsbruck  (J. Striessnig)
2007 - 2012  Post Doc, Biological Chemistry, Biocenter, Medical Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria
2012 - 2013  Erwin Schrödinger Fellow, Cardiovascular  Med., Univ. of Oxford, UK (K.M. Channon)
Feb 2013 -   Group leader, Biological Chemistry, Biocenter, Medical Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria
June 2016    Habilitation in Medical Biochemistry, Medical Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria
May 2020     Associate Professor at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Experiences at other national and international research institutes: 
Nov 2005     Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, CNRS, Montpellier (France) - P. Lory
Mar 2006     Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, CNRS, Montpellier (France) - P. Lory
Aug 2006     Institute of Pharmacology Medical University Vienna (Austria) - H. Todt
Nov 2007     Department of Pharmacology, University College London (UK) - A.C. Dolphin
2012 -2013  Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford (UK) - K.M. Channon

Research interests:
Biochemistry and physiology of alkylglycerol monooxygenase, an ether lipid degrading enzyme.

Funded research projects:
FWF J-3264 (Erwin-Schrödinger-Stipendium) - Alkylglycerol Monooxygenase in Macrophages (2012 - 2013)
Autonome Provinz Bozen – Südtirol -
- Alkylglycerol Monooxygenase and Tetrahydrobiopterin in Adipocyte Function (2013 –  2016)
Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds - Alkylglycerol monooxygenase and Phosphosignalling (2015 - 2019)
FWF - P30800 AGMO: Impact on adipocyte differentiation (2017-2021)

>> Publications (Pubmed)
>> Media Reports (German)

Open positions: please inquire