Gastein Research Institute
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Gastein Research Institute

Director: Univ. Prof. Dr. Markus Ritter



The Gastein Research Institute (FOI) is an institute of Paracelsus Medical Private University and is affiliated with the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology. The primary task of the FOI is the independent performance and coordination of clinical and basic research studies which contribute to the understanding, the quality assurance, the further and new development as well as to the presentation of the public image of the Gastein healthcare offers, in particular those in the areas of balneology, physical therapy, healing and rehabilitation research as well as in the pain (therapy) research.

The FOI fulfils its tasks in close cooperation with and under involvement and active co-shaping of the institutions and competence bearers of the Gastein valley in the healthcare field, in cooperation with the university hospitals and institutes of Paracelsus University, as well as with national and international universities and research institutions.

Research

The research focuses of the Gastein Research Institute (FOI) are rheumatic diseases and degenerative diseases of the joints. The areas of highest level of specialisation are, on the one hand, radon as a therapeutic product in its various application forms and, on the other hand, the ankylosing spondylitis (Morbus Bechterew) as well as the degenerative osteoarthroses.

The openess of the FOI research fields makes sure that despite the reasonable specialisation several areas of the subjects that are relevant to the Gastein health research can be processed. In the basic research area, the effect of the radon treatments on the cell culture systems, the inflammation occurrences, and the cytokine profile in arthritis and arthrosis models are researched.

In clinical studies, the effect of the combined hyperthermal/radon therapy in the Gastein healthcare facilities on the immune system of the patients with arthrosis, morbus Bechterew, rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases is researched.

The FOI performs, along with its own studies, also other studies of the Gastein healing and rehabilitation facilities, as well as such of external research institutions (Paris-Lodron University Salzburg, Erlangen University, the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, among others).


Research projects

Research funds – FOI project support

The Gastein Research Institute (FOI) awards financial means annually in a competitive peer-review procedure for the support of scientific research projects. In this way, the independent development and coordination of clinical and basic research studies, which contribute to the understanding, quality assurance, further and,if necessary, new developments as well as to the public image of the Gastein healthcare offers, are supported.

Cooperation

The Gastein Research Institute FOI performs, along with its own studies, also other studies of the Gastein healing and rehabilitation facilities, as well as such of external research institutions (Paris-Lodron University Salzburg, Erlangen University, the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, among others).


Cooperations and partners

Ludwig Boltzmann Institut Arthritis and Rehabilitation

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg, FB Biowissenschaften und Medizinische Biologie, AG Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hubert Kerschbaum

Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Medizin 3 - Rheumatologie und Immunologie, AG Prof. Dr. Dr. M. Hermann

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg, FB Chemie und Physik der Materialien

Salzburger Landeskliniken, Universitätsklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Prim. Univ-Prof. Dr. Johann Bauer

Salzburger Landeskliniken, Universitätsklinik für Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Kofler

Landesklinik St. Veit, Abteilung für Innere Medizin, Prim. Univ-Doz. Bertram Hölzl

EURADON - Verein Europäische Radonheilbäder e. V.

Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität Salzburg, Institut für Pflegewissenschaft und -praxis, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Jürgen Osterbrink

 
Institutions and work groups subsidise through FOI project support

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Biophysik, Darmstadt, Prof. Dr. Claudia Fournier

Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität, Instiut für Sehnen- und Knochenregeneration, Prof. Dr. Andreas Traweger

Universitätsklinikum Graz, Klinische Abteilung für Rheumatologie und Immunologie, Prof. Dr. Winfried Graninger

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg, FB Chemie und Physik der Materialien

Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Medizin 3 - Rheumatologie und Immunologie, Prof. DDr. M. Hermann

 

Healthcare establishments in Gastein

Alpentherme Gastein

Gasteiner Heilstollen

Kurtherme Badehospiz

Felsentherme Bad Gastein

Kur & Gesundheitspartner Gastein

Kurzentrum Bad Hofgastein

Radon-Thermal Dunstbad

Gesundheitszentrum Bärenhof

 

 

 

Publications

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Team and contact

Standorte:

 

Zentrum für Physiologie, Pathophysiologie und Biophysik
Institut für Physiologie und Pathophysiologie
Forschungsinstitut Gastein
Strubergasse 22, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 2420-80501
E-Mail: physiology@pmu.ac.at

Forschungsinstitut Gastein
Wilhelm Magnus Netzer-Labor
5640 Bad Gastein
E-Mail: forschung-gastein@pmu.ac.at

 

 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. univ. Markus Ritter
Center for Physiology, Pathophysiology and Biophysics
Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg and Nuremberg
Gastein Research Institute

Director

Phone: +43 662 2420-80500
Mobile: +43 699 14420026
Mail: markus.ritter@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Mag.a Dr.in rer. nat. Sonja Wildburger
Center for Physiology, Pathophysiology and Biophysics, Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology
Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Gastein Research Institute

coordinator

Phone: +43 662 2420-80510
Mail: sonja.wildburger@pmu.ac.at
Julia Fuchs, MSc
Center for Physiology, Pathophysiology and Biophysics, Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology
Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Gastein Research Institute

Research Associate

Phone: +43 662 2420-80511
Mail: julia.fuchs@pmu.ac.at
Publications