Curriculum Vitae of Veronika Sexl

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Prof. Veronika Sexl is an established researcher with international visibility in the field of cancer research with a focus on tumor surveillance and signalling in leukemogenesis. Her research received several distinctions and awards and she serves as reviewer for numerous high impact factor journals. As of June 2015 she has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications with cumulative impact factor points of 797, totalling more than 3,200 citations and her Hirsch Factor is 27 according to Research Gate. [Link 2]

Since Veronika Sexl has become principal investigator she has attracted more than 6.5M€ in external funds from national and international sources. She has an outstanding track record in promoting the career of her research staff and maintains numerous international collaborations with leaders in the fields of tumour surveillance and oncogenic signalling. Her management experience is extensive and she serves as member on numerous boards, including the council of the Medical University Vienna and the European Hematology Association (EHA). She also serves as the Austrian delegate for the council of EMBO/EMBL.



Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (VetmedUni)
Veterinaerplatz 1
A-1210 Vienna
Tel: 0043-1-25077-2910
Email: veronika.sexl(at) [Link 3] [Link 4] [Link 5] [Link 6]

Personal Data:

Place of Birth:Vienna, Austria
Date of Birth:February 27, 1966
Acad. Degree:Univ. Prof. Dr. med. univ.
Current Position:Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Scientific Education and Career History:

1984-1992Study of Medicine at the University of Vienna
1989-1992Scholarship for extraordinarily success ("Leistungsstipendium")
1991-1992Voluntary dissertation at the Clinic I of the Vienna General Hospital at the laboratory of Prof. W Base: “Characterization and in vitro sensitivity testing of a tumor of unknown origin”
1992Doctor´s degree
1992–1996Research Associate at the Institute of Pharmacology at the University of Vienna
1996Short term fellowship of three months at the laboratory of James Roberts, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA
1996–1998Erwin-Schrödinger-Stipendium/postdoctoral fellowship of the FWF, Dept. Tumor Cell Biology, Labor Prof. Charles J. Sherr, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
1998–2000Postdoctoral fellowship, Dept. Biochemistry, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Labor von Prof. James N. Ihle, Memphis, TN
2001Venia Docendi of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Titel: “Signaling pathways involved in growth and transformation”) Extraordinary University Professor for Pharmacology and Toxicology
2002Medical specialist for Pharmacology and Toxicology – “Facharzt”
2007Professor for „Signal transduction and molecular targeted therapies“ at the Medical University of Vienna
2010Head of Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary University of Vienna

Fellowships and Awards

2003-2005Award for Innovative Interdisciplinary Cancer Research of the Vienna Fund
2004Billroth-Award of the Austrian Medical Association
2005Novartis Prize for Medicine
2006Alois Sonnleitner Prize of the Austrian Academy of Science (ÖAW)
2008„Großer zentraleuropäischer Preis des Fonds der Stadt Wien für innovative interdisziplinäre Krebsforschung“

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