Biocenter, Area Biochemistry and Chemistry

Privat Dozent.in Katrin Watschinger, PhD
Division of Biological Chemistry, Biocentre, Medical University of InnsbruckKatrin_Watschinger

born 17.03.1979
citizenship: Italian

e-mail: katrin.watschinger@i-med.ac.at
tel.: + 43 512 9003 70344

Group members:
Sabrina Sailer (Post Doc)
Rita Holzknecht (technician)

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

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)

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