Contact

Address: 1210 Wien, Veterinärplatz 1 Geb: HA
F +43 1 25077 - 4595
Web: Unit of Physiology and Biophysics

Head:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Elena Pohl
T +43 1 25077-4570
E-Mail to Elena Pohl

Secretary:

Mag.phil. Caroline Nake
T +43 1 25077-4571
E-Mail to Caroline Nake


 

Welcome to the Unit of Physiology and Biophysics of Vetmeduni Vienna!

 

News from our Unit:

 

XXVI Workshop

On 24 September 2020 our 26th Workshop took place online. Program 1

 

Article in "Environment International"

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In November 2020 our article "Odour impact assessment by considering short-term ambient concentrations: A multi-model and two-site comparison" will be published in the journal "Environment International". First author is Marzio Invernizzi, MSc., a guest scientist, who spent several months at out Unit within the framework of his PhD researches. Artikel  3Link 4

 

 

Article in "Environmental Science and Pollution Research"

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In June 2020 our article "Determination of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide emissions from a commercial dairy farm with an exercise yard and the health-related impact for residents" was published in the journal "Environmental Science and Pollution Research". Last author is Prof. Günther Schauberger. Artikel  6Link 7

 

 

Article in "Atmosphere"

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In June 2020 our article "Are empirical equations an appropriate tool to assess separation distances to avoid odour annoyance?" was published in the journal "Atmosphere". First author is Dr. Marlon Brancher. Congratulations! Article  9Link 10

 

 

Article in Atmospheric Environment

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In October 2020 our article "Performance evaluation of approaches to predict sub-hourly peak odour concentrations" will be published in the journal "Atmospheric Environment". First author is Dr. Marlon Brancher. Congratulations! Link 9

 

 

Article in Biomolecules

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In April 2020 our article "A Fluorescence-Based Method to Measure ADP/ATP Exchange of Recombinant Adenine Nucleotide Translocase in Liposomes" was published in the journal "Biomolecules". First author is Jürgen Kreiter, MSc. Congratulations! Link 12

 

 

Artikel in wtm

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In May 2020 our article "Occupational exposure due to waste anaesthetic gases at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna: Status report and recommendations" was published in the journal wtm (Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift), co-written by A.Prof. Günther Schauberger. Link 13

 

 

25th Workshop

On Thursday, April 30th, 2020, our 25th Workshop, titled "Mechanism and metabolic significance of mitochondrial uncoupling: A research update" takes place online, via Skype. Please register to elena.pohl@vetmeduni.ac.at or kristina.zuna@vetmeduni.ac.at. Program 14

 

Article in molecules

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In December 2019 our article "The Role of Phosphatidylethanolamine Adducts in Modification of the Activity of Membrane Proteins under Oxidative Stress" was published in the Journal "molecules". Authors are Prof. Elena E. Pohl and Dr. Olga Jovanovic. Link 17

 

Price of Appreciation

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Our bachelor student Michael Moschinger received the Price of Appreciation for best student of 2019 by the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research on December 3rd, 2019. Congratulations!

 

 

Award of Excellence to Karolina Hilse-Koller

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Karolina Hilse-Koller, PhD alumna of our institute, received the Award of Excellence 2019 from the Austrian Ministry for Science and Education (Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF)) for her PhD thesis.

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Article in Biology of Sex Differences

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In the end of 2019 our article "Age-related sex differences in the expression of important disease-linked mitochondrial proteins in mice" is being published in the journal "Biology of Sex Differences". First authors are our bachlor student Michael Moschinger and our PhD student Karolina Hilse-Koller. Congratulations!

 

 

Article in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology

In October 2019 our article "The Influence of Ketogenic Diets on Psoriasiform-Like Skin Inflammation" was published in the "Journal of Investigative Dermatology". First author is Dr. Felix Locker. Congratulations!

Link Journal of Investigative Dermatology 23

Link Men's Health 24

Link Newsweek 25

 

Article in Atmospheric Environment

In January 2020 our article "Temporal variability in odour emissions: To what extent this matters for the assessment of annoyance using dispersion modelling" will be published in the magazine "Atmospheric Environment". First Author is Dr. Marlon Brancher. Congratulations!

Link 26

 

Article in the Biophysical Journal

In the end of 2019 our article "Molecular mechanisms responsible for the dual pharmacological effect of genipin on mitochondrial proteins" is being published in the "Biophysical Journal". First author is Jürgen Kreiter, MSc. Congratulations!

Link 27

 

At the VetFarm with a chinese delegation

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On September 27th, 2019, our staff member A.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günther Schauberger was at the VetFarm of the Vetmeduni Vienna with the chinese delegation of the Tianjin Academy of Environmental Science.

 

 

Article in Free Radical Biology and Medicine

In August 2019 our Article "Covalent modification of phosphatidylethanolamine by 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal increases sodium permeability across phospholipid bilayer membranes" was published in the Journal "Free Radical Biology and Medicine". First Author is Dr. Olga Jovanovic. Congratulations!

Link 29

 

Article in Scientific Reports

In May 2019 the article "Galanin is a potent modulator of cytokine and chemokine expression in human macrophages" was published in the Journal "Scientific Reports". One of the authors is our Dr. Felix Locker. Congratulations!

Link 30

 

Article in Frontiers in Physiology

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In April 2019 our article "Important Trends in UCP3 Investigation" was published in the journal "Frontiers in Physiology". First author is Univ.-Prof. Dr. Elena E. Pohl.

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Article in the Journal of Environmental Management

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In the Journal of Environmental Management the Publikation "Do odour impact criteria of different jurisdictions ensure analogous separation distances for an equivalent level of protection?" was published with our Lise Meitner scholar Dr. Marlon Brancher as first author.

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Article in BBA

In march 2019 the article "Glutamine regulates mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 to promote glutaminolysis in neuroblastoma cells" was published online in the magazine "Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics". First author is our alumni Dr. Anne Rupprecht (Link 33). Last author is Prof. Elena E. Pohl.

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Seal of Excellence for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

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For his submitted project “Improving the assessment of odour annoyance” our Dr. Marlon Brancher received the Seal of Excellence  for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions in the Framework of Horizon 2020. Congratulations for this award!

 

Article in CCCA Fact Sheet

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The article "Klimawandel – Auswirkungen auf die Landwirtschaft. Die Haltung landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere in Stallungen" is going to be published in the CCCA Fact Sheet, Climate Change Center Austria, Graz. First author is A.Prof. Dr. Günther Schauberger. Congratulations!

Link 36

 

Article in "International Journal of Biometeorology"

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The article "Impacts of global warming on confined livestock systems for growing-fattening pigs: simulation of heat stress for 1981 to 2017 in Central Europe" was published in the magazine "International Journal of Biometeorology". Last author is A.Prof. Dr. Günther Schauberger. Congratulations!

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Article in "Atmospheric Environment"

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The article "Climate change impact on the dispersion of airborne emissions and the resulting separation distances to avoid odour annoyance" was published in the magazine "Atmospheric Environment". Last author is A.Prof. Dr. Günther Schauberger. Congratulations!

Link 38

 

 

Article in the Journal of Environmental Sciences

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The article "Assessing the inter-annual variability of separation distances around odour sources to protect the residents from odour annoyance" was published in the Journal of Environmental Sciences. First author is our Lise-Meitner Scholar Dr. Marlon Brancher.

Link 40

 

 

Article in "JoVE"

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In January 2019 our article "A Micro-agar Salt Bridge Electrode for Analyzing the Proton Turnover Rate of Recombinant Membrane Proteins" was published in the video journal JoVE. First author is Jürgen Kreiter, Congratulations!

 

Link 41

 

New Projekt

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Dr. Felix Locker was approved the project "Characterization of Lipid Droplet-Mitochondria Contact Sites" (2018-2020).

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Article in "Journal of Environmental Sciences"

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Dr. Marlon Brancher published the paper „Assessing the inter-annual variability of separation distances around odour sources to protect the residents from odour annoyance“ in  Journal of Environmental Sciences. Congratulations!

ReseachGate Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327935366_Assessing_the_inter-annual_variability_of_separation_distances_around_odour_sources_to_protect_the_residents_from_odour_annoyance 44

Link to the Journal: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1001074217333909 45

 

Article in "Biosystems Engineering"

In November 2018 the article "Impact of global warming on the odour and ammonia emissions of livestock buildings used for fattening pigs" will be published in the journal "Biosystems Engineering". First Author is Prof. Günther Schauberger. Congratulations!

Link 46

 

Article in Frontiers in Physiology

In June 2018 our article "The Expression of Uncoupling Protein 3 Coincides With the Fatty Acid Oxidation Type of Metabolism in Adult Murine Heart" was published in the journal "Frontiers in Physiology". First author is Karolina Hilse, MSc. Congratulations!

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New FWF Project approved

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Our stand-alone project "ATP / ADP Translocase and Mitochondrial Proton Leak" was approved on May 7, 2018 by the FWF under the project number P 31559.

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Article in Biophysical Journal

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May 8th, 2018, our paper "Mechanism of Long-Chain Free Fatty Acid Protonation at the Membrane-Water Interface" was published in the "Biophysical Journal". First author is Alina Pashkovskaya, PhD. Congratulations!

Link 50

 

 

Gabriel Macher Defense

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June 7th, 2018, Gabriel Macher held the defense of his doctor's thesis with excellent result.

 

New Research Scientist Dr. Felix Locker

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On May 1st, 2018, we welcomed Dr. Felix Locker as a new Research Scientist in our group.

 

Pension Mrs. Bugaric

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At the end of April, our dear colleague Slobodanka Bugaric started her well-earned pension after 27 years at the Vetmeduni Vienna. We wish her all the best!

 

Dr. Schmalwieser wins Living Standard Award

Dr. Alois Schmalwieser and the UV-Team Austria have been awarded the Living Standards Award 2018.

Austrian Standards searched for „Hidden Champions“ of economy, technology, health and research for the forth time now and gave them the Living Standard Award 2018 at the new years reception on January 17th, 2018. One of the winners is the UV-Team Austria that includes one of our employees, Dr. Alois Schmalwieser.

Link 54

 

 

[Translate to English:] Artikel in BBA

[Translate to English:] Im März 2018 erscheint unser Artikel "Inhibition of mitochondrial UCP1 and UCP3 by purine nucleotides and phosphate" im Magazin Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes. Erster Autor ist Gabriel Macher, MSc. Wir gratulieren!

Link 55

 

Student of the Year

Our bachelor student Bernadette Mödl, BSc. (Bachelor Biomedicine & Biotechnology) has been voted "Student of the Year 2016/17".

 

Bernadette Mödl is Bachelor

Bernadette Mödl has finished her Bachelor work and achieved the top grade by defense.

 

Article in BMC Veterinary Research

In May 2017 our article "How to transport veterinary drugs in insulated boxes to avoid thermal damage by heating or freezing" was published in "BMC Veterinary Research".

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Article in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)

In the beginning of 2017 our article "UCP2 up-regulation within the course of autoimmune encephalomyelitis correlates with T-lymphocyte activation" was published in "Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)".

Link 57

Article 58

 

 

19th Workshop

February 28th, 2017 our 19th Workshop took place, having "Unmasking regulation and the role of mitochondrial uncoupling proteins" as a topic.

Announcement 59

Program 60

 

 

Publication in Oncotarget

In December 2016, our paper "Nutrient deprivation in neuroblastoma cells alters 4-hydroxynonenal-induced stress response" was published in the journal Oncotarget. First author is Dr. Lars Zimmermann. Congratulations!
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Link 62

 

 

[Translate to English:] Telford Premium 2016 Preis

[Translate to English:] Ende Oktober 2016 wurde Herr Mag. Dr. Alois Schmalweiser von der „British Institution of Civil Engineers“ mit dem „Telford Premium Award“ für eine Publikation über die Qualitätssicherung von UV Trinkwasserdesinfektionsanlagen ausgezeichnet.

Preis 63

Publikation 64

Urkunde  65

 

[Translate to English:] Bachelorarbeit mit Bestnote

[Translate to English:] Unser studentischer Mitarbeiter Michael Moschinger hat im September 2016 seine Bachelorarbeit mit Bestnote abgeschlossen.

 

[Translate to English:] ÖGMBT-Tagung und Gruppen-Workshop

[Translate to English:] Von 12. bis 14. September 2016 fand in Graz das 8. jährliche ÖGMBT Meeting statt, das wir mit dem Sommer-Workshop unserer Gruppe verbanden.

 

[Translate to English:] Artikel in "Die Presse"

[Translate to English:] Am 30. Juli 2016 erschien in "Die Presse" ein Artikel über das Projekt "PiPoCooL" mit dem Titel "Nackte Hühner und eine Dusche fürs Schwein".

Link zum Artikel 66

Link zur Projektwebsite 67

 

kinderuni 2016

July 21st, 2016, KINDERUNI took place, broaching the issue of "Fine smells for small noses".

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[Translate to English:] Start-Up-Förderung für Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin bewilligt

[Translate to English:] Unserer Mitarbeiterin Frau Dr. Anne Rupprecht wurde eine Start-Up-Förderung für NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen für ihr Projekt "The role of uncoupling protein 4 in the neuronal metabolism" aus Mitteln der Profillinien der VetMedUni genehmigt.

 

Speech by Prof. Schauberger

Oktober 21st, 2016, Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günther Schauberger will give a speech called "Functions of an expert witness for veterinary public health as part of the licensing procedure for livestock buildings (indoor climate and airborne emissions)" in the festival room of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.

summary 87

program 88

Link 89

 

Paper about Environmental Odour

In the Journal Atmospheric Environment 90 our paper "Factors influencing separation distances against odour annoyance calculated by Gaussian and Lagrangian dispersion models 91" in the field of environmental odour was published in co-operation with the Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics.

Research Highlights:

  • Austrian peak-to-mean algorithm is applied to a Gaussian and a Lagrangian model
  • Atmospheric stability is deduced from ultrasonic anemometer measurements
  • Site-specific peak-to-mean factors are compared and discussed
  • Separation distances for two sites and with two models are compared and discussed
  • The findings are related to the Austrian odour impact criteria
 

"Distribution of air pollutants"

The overall goal of the project is to improve our current knowledge of air pollution in large agglomerations caused by mankind. The investigation of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and aerosol amounts base on spectral measurements from two instruments located at two different sites in Vienna. The instruments allow for measurements of the sunlight, which is scattered by traces gases and aerosols, at different viewing directions and thus can be used for quantifying the spatial distribution of air pollution.

Project title: "Measurements of the horizontal and vertical distribution of air pollutants in Vienna"
Coordinator: Dr. Alois Schmalwieser
Duration: 15.03.2016-14.03.2019
Funded by: Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Austrian Science Fund), Wien

 

[Translate to English:] Artikel in Atmospheric Environment

[Translate to English:] Im Jänner 2016 erschien unser Artikel " Conversion of the chemical concentration of odorous mixtures into odour concentration and odour intensity: a comparison of methods" im Journal Atmospheric Environment 90. Die Arbeit ist in Zusammenarbeit mit der University of Science and Technology Beijing, School of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, in Peking  im Rahmen des Eurasia Pacific Uninet 92 entstanden.  

Artikel (PDF) 93

Link 94

 

Publication in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics

In November 2015, our paper "The expression of UCP3 directly correlates to UCP1 abundance in brown adipose tissue" was published in the journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics. Lead author is Karolina Hilse, MSc. Congratulations!

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Link 96

 

Publication in Free Radical Biology and Medicine

In November 2015, our paper "The molecular mechanism behind reactive aldehyde action on transmembrane translocations of proton and potassium ions" was published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine. Lead author is Dr. Olga Jovanovic. Congratulations!

Article 97

Link 98

 

Sixth Congress of Austrian Meteorologists at the Vetmeduni Vienna

On November 5th and 6th, the Sixth Congress of Austrian Meteorologists took place for the first time at the Vetmeduni Vienna. About 100 meteorologists met each other on campus to discuss the newest results in research. The working group "Climate Change & Infectious Diseases Group" of the Institute for Public Health hosted the congress.

Link VetMedUni News 99

 

1st Chinese-Austrian Workshop on Environmental Odour

The presentations given at the 1st Chinese-Austrian Workshop on Environmental Odour are published as open access contributions in the Austrian Contributions to Veterinary Epidemiology 100 series. This workshop was organized in cooperation with the Climate and Air Quality Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Zentralanstalt für Metereologie und Geodynamik of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science of-, Research and Economy and financed by the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet. Coverpage 101

 

Article in PNAS

In January 2015, one of our articles, in cooperation with the TU Vienna, was published in PNAS magazine.

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Link VetMedUni 103

Link TU 104

 

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Article in "Environmental Sciences"

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Dr. Marlon Brancher published the paper „Assessing the inter-annual variability of separation distances around odour sources to protect the residents from odour annoyance“ in  Journal of Environmental Sciences. Congratulations!

ReseachGate Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327935366_Assessing_the_inter-annual_variability_of_separation_distances_around_odour_sources_to_protect_the_residents_from_odour_annoyance 44

Link to the Journal: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1001074217333909 45

 

[Translate to English:] Lise-Meitner-Stipendium

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[Translate to English:]

Dr. Marlon Brancher beginnt sein zweijähriges Lise-Meitner-Stipendium des FWF mit Ende November mit dem Thema "Improving the assessment of the odour annoyance potential". Er hat bereits mit einem Stipendium einen längerfristigen Aufenthalt an der vetmeduni im Rahmen des  PhD Programms der Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brasilien) verbracht.

 

[Translate to English:] PhD Verteidigung Karolina Hilse-Koller

Am 25. Oktober 2018 hat Karolina Hilse-Koller erfolgreich ihre PhD-Thesis "The expression of uncoupling proteins coincides with specific cellular metabolism" verteidigt. Herzlichen Grlückwunsch!