Prototype Research Fund "PRIZE 2016"
The project "Cyclotides in Cancer Therapy" from Christian Gruber, Karoline Kollmann and Dagmar Stoiber-Sakaguchi was granted the research fund "PRIZE 2016" by AWS [Link 1], supported by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research in the amount of 145.526,98€.
PRIZE rewards new patented or patentable innovations from fundamental research at universities or in cooperation with defined research facilities. A jury selects the most promising projects in the scope of a competition to receive a research fund for creating a prototype. Prerequisite is a demand at small or medium sized companies.
SFB F47 "Myeloproliferative Neoplasms" prolongued
The funding of SFB F47 Project #06: "Targeting CDK6-regulated growth and transcription in MPN" of Veronika Sexl and Iris Uras has been prolongued for additional 4 years.
Project #06 is an important part of the SFB MPN [Link 3] research program.
SFB F28 "Jak-Stat - Signalling from Basis to Disease" prolongued
In addition, Veronika Sexl's research group of the SFB F28 "Jak-Stat - Signalling from Basis to Disease" of Mathias Müller namely "Jak-Stat involvement in leukemogenesis and NK-mediated tumor surveillance" has been granted an additional funding period.
Jak-Stat [Link 5]
All news [Link 6]
Welcome to the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Our mission is to discover molecular mechanisms underlying physiological and pathophysiological processes in the organism. This approach is the base for rational drug design, it serves target identification and target validation in modern pharmacological research. Thereby our research offers hope for defeating some of humanity's most devastating diseases-- cancer. The mission of the institute is to perform research and education in molecular, cellular, and clinical pharmacology.
Modern medicine relies on the correct, precise use of drugs. The development of novel therapeutics over the last decades enabled us to cure a wide range of diseases. Yet many aspects still prove difficult and are awaited to be solved! The greatest challenge of our time is to translate the knowledge gathered in this post-genomic era into practice for patient-tailored treatment options - a concept termed as Personalised or Precision Medicine. Pharmacology is not only committed to find out the mechanism of action of drugs but also assists in preparing and understanding how modern drugs can be optimally exploited for the benefit of each patient in the future.
Curriculum Vitae of Veronika Sexl [Link 8]
Research [Link 9]
Publications [Link 10]