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Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Paracelsus Medical Private University in Salzburg was founded on October 1, 2007. The Institute represents the subjects of pharmacology and toxicology in both research and teaching.

The scientific research work at the Institute is focused on the areas of molecular pharmacology and pharmacogenetics. The Institute has close research collaborations with the Innsbruck Medical University (Austria), the University of Vienna (Austria), the University Milan (Italy), the University of Naples (Italy), the University of Tubingen (Germany), the Ramon and Cajal Hospital in Madrid (Spain), The University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA), the Harvard Medical School (USA), the University of Philadelphia (USA) and the University of Chicago (USA).

In order to support the international exchange between the Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology and international universities, the Resch-Award was founded in 2008 and awarded each year.



  • Structure-functions relationship of ICln
  • Cell growth and cell motility
  • Anion transporter pharmacology
  • Proteomics-interactomics
  • Leads: Development and optimisation of the pharmacogenetics


  • Molecular biology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Proteomics-interactomics
  • Leads: Development and optimisation, functional testing



Publications can be downloaded as PDF documents under the link Publications on the homepage.


Materials that are introduced in our publications are made readily available to other institutions:

  1. Download a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
    In the MTA, you must describe exactly which "substance" you require, to which publication it is related and for which experiments it will be used. Please send the signed MTA by mail, fax or e-mail to Elisabeth Mooslechner (see Contacts).
  2. Please provide your Fedex customer number and the delivery address.

Download MTA.


We have received some of the published reagents, in particular the cDNAs, through MTA with other laboratories (see the Methods or Acknowledgement section in our publications). For these products, you may either contact these addresses directly or provide us with permission from the original owner to deliver the desired products (e.g. via approval for redirection per mail).


We produce mono- and polyclonal antibodies, however, the production capacity is limited. We can cover the demand for small amounts.


  • PCR

    • Quantitative PCR
    • Cell culture
    • Promoter studies
    • Transfection of mammal cells

      • Electroporation
      • Calcium phosphate
      • TFease

    • KIT’s

      • "TFease" Transfection kit for quick transfection of mammal cells with minimal toxicity

  • Pharmacogenetics

  • Lead validation

  • Lead optimisation

  • Lead functional testing

  • Toxicology (HERG)

Team and contact

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Antonio Sarikas
Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology

Phone: +43 662 2420-80560
Elisabeth Mooslechner
Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology
Assistant to the Director

Phone: +43 662 2420-80561
Mobile: +43 699 14420036
Priv.-Doz. Silvia Dossena, Ph.D.
Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology
Research Associate | Vice Chair

Phone: +43 662 2420-80564
Mobile: +43 699 14420043
Dr. rer. nat. Emanuele Bernardinelli, Ph.D.
Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology
Research Associate

Phone: +43 662 2420-80567
Alessia Remigante, MA
Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ph.D. student
Programma Operativo Nazionale (PON)
Fellowship MIUR-EU

Phone: +43 662 2420-80567
Rapolas Jamontas, BA
Insitute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Master Student
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

Phone: +43 662 2420-80567