Career

Master Thesis

"Influence of food contaminants on cell biophysical properties"

In the working group Imaging and Biophysical Toxicology we are specialized in the characterization of the effects of food constituents and contaminants on cell biophysical properties i.e. motility, response to physical stimulation and morphology.

CONTACT:

Dr. Giorgia Del Favero (room 1219) giorgia.del.favero@univie.ac.at

Or our Admin Office: (room 1218)

Heidelinde Schweighofer: heidelinde.schweighofer@univie.ac.at
Johannes Ernst Seybert: johannes.ernst.seybert@univie.ac.at

Opening hours: Monday until Friday 09:00 to 12:00

START:

January 2019

Master Thesis

"Combinatory estrogenic effects of beer polyphenols and pesticides"

Beer polyphenols are known as anti-oxidants beneficial for human health, but also exert estrogenic effects. In a recent study, we found the two representatives xanthohumol and 8-prenylnaringenin to protect against the estrogenic activity of certain mycotoxins. Now, we want to expand our survey to assess whether those compounds could also interact with estrogenic pesticides, including glyphosate, which is widely discussed in public. The cell culture - based methodology includes reporter gene assays, E-screen assays as well as different experiments on the mechanistic elucidation. Highly motivated students are welcome to apply, and would leave with a solid education in experimental and statistical tools of combinatory in vitro toxicology.

CONTACT:

Dr. Georg Aichinger: (room 1E38) georg.aichinger@univie.ac.at

Or our Admin Office: (room 1218)

Heidelinde Schweighofer: heidelinde.schweighofer@univie.ac.at
Johannes Ernst Seybert: johannes.ernst.seybert@univie.ac.at

Opening hours: Monday until Friday 09:00 to 12:00

START:

early 2019

Master Thesis

"Toxicity of microalgae metabolites"

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) formed by planktonic microalgae lead to devastating fish kills worldwide. Only a few of the causative agents are identified so far and even less is known about their toxicity. Our focus is on the metabolites produced by the haptophyte Prymnesium parvum (prymnesins) and dinoflagellate Karlodinium armiger (karmitoxin). We are searching for a highly motivated student to investigate the toxicity of these compounds an compare their responses in fish and human cell cultures.

CONTACT:

Dr. Elisabeth Varga: (room 1150) elisabeth.varga@univie.ac.at

Or our Admin Office: (room 1218)

Heidelinde Schweighofer: heidelinde.schweighofer@univie.ac.at
Johannes Ernst Seybert: johannes.ernst.seybert@univie.ac.at

Opening hours: Monday until Friday 09:00 to 12:00

START:

February 2019