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  • November 2021 Congratulations to Eszter Borsos! She successfully defended her Master in Chemistry at the Universität Wien on Nov. 26, 2021. Her thesis was entitled "Metabolic kinetics of Alternaria toxins and potential interspecies differences" and was conducted at the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology under the supervision of Prof. Marko, Dr. Varga and Dr. Aichinger. We wish you all the best for your future career!

  • November 2021 Congratulations to Hélène-Christine Prause for the "International award" and to Mira Flasch for the "New Ideas award" of the DoSChem (Doctoral School of Chemistry). Look here for more information!

  • October 2021 Congratulations to Benedikt Warth for being one of the awardees of this year's "Förderpreis" of the city of Vienna in the category "mathematics, informatics, natural sciences and technology"! Check out here! And here!

  • September 2021 - Sept. 30, 2021 - the last day of work of Gudrun Pahlke. After 25 years of collaboration with Doris Marko in Germany, in the USA and in Austria she is retiring and moving back to Germany, and we have to say good bye to a very kind and always reliable working colleague and friend. She will be missed, and we feel lucky that she will continue to support us teaching the practical course on food toxicology. 

  • September 2021 Congratulations to Nadine Hochmayr for successfully defending her master theses "Chemical analysis and toxicological evaluation of potential toxic microalgal compounds"!

  • September 2021 Congratulations to Shara Sosa Cabrera for successfully defending her master thesis "Study of the impact of trans-5-O-Caffeoylquinic acid on Nrf2 signaling in non-tumorigenic and tumorigenic human colon cells"!

  • September 2021 Longterm team-member Dominik Braun left us for good. He joined our working group in 2015 as a PhD, finished his PhD thesis "Innovative LC-MS/MS breast milk biomonioring: Assessing infant's and mother's exposure to mycotoxins" in 2020 and stayed another successful year as PostDoc in the team of Benedikt Warth. As he always has been a very dedicated and amiable colleague he will be missed a great deal. We wish him all the best for his new job and life in Upper Austria!!

  • July 2021 On July 2 long term team member (Master & PhD...) Julia Beisl successfully defended her thesis on "Combinatory effects of the bacterial toxin cereulide and the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol on intestinal immune response and barrier function and hepatic autophagy in vitro". Congratulations from the whole group and all the best for the future!

  • June 2021 Welcome to our new PostDoc and Rewire Fellow Natalia Castejón! Find out more about her work here!

  • March 2021 Today Lisa Meidl successfully defended her master thesis entitled "Systematische Versuche zur Herstellung von Citronensäure-behandelten Stärken". It was performed at the AGRANA Research and Innovation Center GmbH under the supervision of DI Dr. Theresa Schwarz and Univ. Prof. Dr. Doris Marko.Congratulations!

  • March 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Giorgia Del Favero for achieving her habilitation today! It is well-deserved through years of dedication and hard work! 

  • March 2021 The next graduate of the master programme in Food Chemistry: Isabella Taucher. She performed her master thesis at the FH Campus Wien under the supervision of Manfred Tacker. Her thesis was entitled "Determination of Genotoxicity of Plastic Polymer Recyclates by the Ames-MPF Assay". Congratulations!

  • March 2021 Welcome to our new PostDoc Francesco Crudo, who joined the team of Prof. Marko on March 22!

  • March 2021 There´s a new article of Prof. Marko at the uni:view magazine of the University of Vienna. She tells about her research on the positive influence of red colour pigments in natural products on cancer therapy. Check out here: Anthocyanins: Cancer therapy sees red. (available only in German)

  • March 2021 On Tuesday, March 16, the wordwide first journal in the field of exposomics was launched by Oxford University Press. Among the eight Associate Editors is also Benedikt Warth of the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology. For more information click here.

  • March 2021 For all our new graduates: Here´s an open position at "AKRAS Flavours" for someone who enjoys working in analytics.

  • March 2021 Very warm welcome also to our new PhD Hélène-Christine Prause who is joining the working group of Elisabeth Varga.

  • March 2021 After many months of searching we finally found a second CTA. Very warm welcome to Daniel Piller! We are looking forward to working together with you!

  • February 2021 Congratulations to Tatjana Hasil for graduating from the Food Chemistry Master´s Programme. She successfully defended her thesis entitled "Optimization of the pre-incubation Ames test and its application for recycled food contact material extracts" supervised by Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Manfred Tacker from the FH Campus Wien.

  • December 2020 Congratulations to the next graduate of the Food Chemistry master programme: Sadia Achmad successfully defended her master thesis entitled "Study on plant metabolites of prenylated flavanoids in fruits". She performed it at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) under the supervision of Michael Rychlik, Lance Buckett and Benedikt Warth.

  • December 2020 Congratulations to Benedikt Warth for receiving the "Feigl Preis" of the Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry (ASAC)!

  • December 2021 After three months without a technician we finally found a new CTA for our team. Very warm welcome to Sonja Tischler! We are looking forward to working together with you!

  • November 2020 Congrats to Dominik Braun for winning the ASAC JunganalytikerInnen-Preis 2020 together with Sebastian Guntner from the JKU. The award was sponsered by "FTC-Forensisch-Toxikologisches Labor BgmbH", Vienna. The award ceremony took place online.

  • November 2020 The next graduate of the master programme "Food Chemistry": Congratulations to Sandra Egger for her successful master defensio! She performed her master thesis under the supervision of Ass. Prof. Dr. Marc Pignitter of the Department of Physiological Chemistry in cooperation with Senna. In her thesis she investigated the influence of margarine components on its oxidative stability.

  • November 2020 Happy to announce, that Natalia Castejón receives a 3-year Postdoc fellowship from the REinforcing Women In Research (REWIRE) COFUND Programme, a Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions COFUND project funded by the European Commission. Natalia will join the research group led by Prof. Dr. Doris Marko in the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology at University of Vienna.
    BioactALGAE
    project will explore novel cascading approaches based on the principles of Green Chemistry to valorize microalgal biomass by providing potential biological activities. The originality of the project relies on the use of multi-step extraction methods for green designs as innovative strategies for the valorization of microalgae. The complete optimization process of microalgal biomass allows to produce numerous functional bioproducts without any wastes from an original raw material. BioactALGAE will provide scientific knowledge for the development of new products in the near future which are particularly relevant for food industry and address commercial opportunities for application in functional products.

  • November 2020 Congratulations to Thomas Jamnik for successfully defending his master theses!

  • October 2020 Very glad being involved in this great METLIN initiative published in Nature Methods ... now facilitating exposomics research with many toxicants, contaminants, drugs, and xenobiotics (i.e. the #exposome)

  • October 2020 Very warm welcome to our new PhD Student Dino Grgic who is joining the working group of Elisabeth Varga!

  • September 2020 Very warm welcome to our new Erasmus Exchange MSc Student Yasmin Borutzki!

  • September 2020 Welcome back, Dominik Braun, now in a PostDoc-position in the working group of Benedikt Warth!

  • September 2020 Very warm welcome to our new PhD Student Magdalena Krausova who is joing the working group of Benedikt Warth!

  • Aug. 2020 Congratulations to Gloria Bliem and Dino Grgic for successfully defending their Master Theses!

  • June 2020 Congrats to Dominik Braun for successfully defending his PhD-thesis "Innovative LC-MS/MS breast milk biomonioring: Assessing infant's and mother's exposure to mycotoxin." The thesis was supervised by Prof. Marko and Prof. Warth.

  • June 2020 Congratulations to Patrick Windisch for successfully defending his master thesis. He was supervised by Benedikt Warth and Dominik Braun.

  • May 2020 Congratulations to Stephanie Grabher for successfully defending her master thesis "Characterisation of Anthocyanidines Delphinidine-3-rutinoside and Cyanidine-3-rutinoside"!

  • March 2020 Congratulations! Anja Wittig successfully defended her doctoral thesis in the group of Prof. Marko. The title was "Impact of selected silica particles on cellular proliferation mechanisms comprising potential interactions with quercetin on human gastrointestinal cancer cells".

  • March 2020 Very warm welcome to our new PhD Student Ian Oesterle who is joing the working group of Benedikt Warth!

  • January 2020 Very warm welcome to our new PhD Student Manuel Pristner who is joining the working group of Benedikt Warth!

  • November 2019 More graduates: Proud to present the second and third graduates of the Master Programme Food Chemistry: Matthias Riepl performed his master thesis under the supervision of Elisabeth Varga and Vincent Lüttig under the supervision of Benedikt Warth.

  • November 2019 New Core Facility Multimodal Imaging: Since July the Faculty of Chemistry has a new core facility, the Core Facility for Multimodal Imaging. Head of the Core Facility is Giorgia Del Favero, Senior Scientist at the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology. The new core facility will support multidisciplinary research at the faculty with microscopic techniques and modern image analysis.
    On the website of the Faculty of Chemistry you can find more information (in German).
    The website of the new core facility multimodal-imaging.univie.ac.at will go online soon.

  • November 2019: Plenary lecture of Assoc. Prof. Benedikt Warth and vivid discussion with Prof. Doris Marko at the 6. event "Umwelt in Gespräch" on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. "Umwelt in Gespräch" is a series of public discussions organised by the Environmental Sciences Research Network of the University of Vienna in cooperation with the Natural History Museum Vienna.
    You can also find a review at the  Online Standard and the lecture of Prof. Warth on youtube.

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  • October 2019 Media attention in Upper Austria: Prof. Marko was invited to talk at the "Ernährungsforum Eferding" in Upper Austria. Her advice about the relevance of fruits and vegetables for our health were published in the "OÖ Nachrichten".
    Eventvideo of FH-Wels about the "Ernährungsforum Eferding" (in German) with Prof. Doris Marko at 02:00.

  • September 2019 First Graduate of the Master Food Chemistry: We congratulate our first graduate of the Master Food Chemistry Raphael Steinschaden to his successfull defensio after only 4 semesters and wish him all the best for his future.
    Hanna Möller, staff member of the corporate communications team of the University of Vienna, made an interview with Raphael Steinschaden and Prof. Marko for the magazine uni:view.

  • August 2019 Graduation: We congratulate our former PhD student Hannes Puntscher to his successfull defensio and graduation and wish him all the best for his future.

  • July 2019 Graduation: We congratulate our former PhD student Lydia Woelflingseder to her successfull defensio and graduation and wish her all the best for her future.

  • February 2019 Best Poster Award: Congratulations to Dominik Braun who won the "Best Poster Award" at the MassSpec-Forum 2019 in Vienna, Austria

  • January 2019 Toxins Travel Award: Congratulations to Dr. Elisabeth Varga, who won this year´s Toxins Travel Award for PostDocs! She will use the price money to attend the Gordon Research Conference "Mycotoxins and Phytotoxins".

  • November 2018 Graduation: We congratulate our former PhD student Katharina Jarolim to her successfull defensio and graduation and wish her all the best for her future.

  • November 2018 New Team Member: We welcome our new PostDoc Elisabeth Varga, who is spending her one-year return period of the Erwin-Schrödinger post-doctoral fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) at the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology

  • September 2018 The Master Food Chemistry is starting its 3rd semester with an improved version of the Curriculum.

  • June 2018 Best Poster Award: Congratulations to Georg Aichinger and Julia Beisl who won the "Best Poster Award" at the 40th Mycotoxin Workshop in Munich!

  • May 2018 Best Presentation Award: Congratulations to our Master Student Karin Preindl who won the "Best Presentation Award" at the JunganalytikerInnen Forum 2018! Great appreciation of three months of hard work.

  • May 2018 New Team Members: We welcome our two new PhD Students Mira Flasch and Julia Hohenbichler!
  • Februar 2018 Global Exposomics & Biomonitoring: The new website of our team member Ass.Prof. Dr. Benedikt Warth and his working group is online. Please visit: http://exposomics.univie.ac.at/
  • August 2017 Radio broadcast: "Die Dosis macht das Gift": The Ö1-series "Radiokolleg" will broadcast "Die Dosis macht das Gift" starting from Monday, August 28th until Thursday, Aug. 31st daily at 9:30 am. Univ.Prof. Dr. Doris Marko was one of the interviewpartners who provided their knowledge and experiences for this program. You can also listen to it online for 7 days after the broadcasting: http://oe1.orf.at/radiokolleg.
  • June 2017 New paper available: "Uncommon toxic microbial metabolite patterns in traditionally home-processed maize dish (fufu) consumed in rural Cameroon" Download
  • June 20th and 21st 2017 World Congress of Polyphenols Applications: The 11th World Congress of Polyphenols Applications is taking place at the University of Vienna this year. Univ.Prof. Dr. Doris Marko is serving as local organizer. If you would like to attend, please find more information and register here: https://www.polyphenols-site.com/ and find a list of the speakers and talks here: Download.