Heribert-Konzett-Award to Andrea Hölbl-Kovacic

The Heribert-Konzett-Award of the Austrian Pharmacological Society (APHAR) 2 is awarded anually to young independent scientists, with an outstanding record of publications and a great scientific career. We are proud to announce that this year's renowned price was awarded to Andrea Hölbl-Kovacic on 28th of September who is also the first Heribert-Konzett awardee of the Vetmeduni Vienna.

Her focus on leukemic research and the gained insights regarding the role of the transcription factor STAT5 in leukemia help to identify and utilise important therapeutic windows in Chronical Myeloid Leukemia (CML). Andrea Hölbl-Kovacic's current research in the field of precision pharmacology will open new ways of finding the most effective therapies with the least side effects for each individual patient.

Congratulations Andrea, you really deserved this award!

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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 5

Research 6

Publications 7


Recent publications


Sofie Nebenfür, Florian Bellutti and Veronika Sexl
Cdk6: At the interface of Rb and p53 8
Journal: Molecular & Cellular Oncology


Edit Porpaczy, Sabrina Tripolt, Andrea Hoelbl-Kovacic, et al.
Aggressive B-cell lymphomas in patients with myelofibrosis receiving JAK1/2 inhibitor therapy 9
Journal: Blood


Florian Bellutti, Veronika Sexl, et al.
CDK6 Antagonizes p53-Induced Responses during Tumorigenesis 10
Journal: Cancer Discovery




Postdoc position in Leukemia Research

Job description 12



Office: Mon. - Fri. 08:00-14:00

Student affairs: Mon. and Wed. 09:00-11:00

Tel: +43 1 25077 2901
Fax: +43 1 25077 2990
Email: Secretariat

Postal address:

Veterinary University of Vienna
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Veterinärplatz 1
1210 Vienna

Building HA, 3rd floor

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Appointment with Veronika Sexl only after prior agreement per email: veronika.sexl(at)vetmeduni.ac.at