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Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology

Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Ritter



The Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology represents the subjects physiology and pathophysiology in the study and research at its two locations in Salzburg and Nuremberg. The department at the Salzburg location has four research groups. The department at the Nuremberg location is under construction.

The Laboratory for Functional and Molecular Membrane Physiology (FMMP) and the Laboratory for Tumour Biology and Experimental Therapies (TREAT) are devoted to the research on disease-relevant biological processes. In the FMMP laboratory, the properties of the cell membranes in the tumour cells and the microglia cells are researched. In the TREAT laboratory, the mechanisms of the tumour formation and progression as well as new, target-oriented therapies are researched. The tumour stem cells, the epigenetic regulation mechanisms as well as the photodynamic therapy are researched.

The Laboratory for Translational Immune Research (TIF) and the Gastein Research Institute (FOI) are concentrated on evidence-based research of natural health sources. New healing methods in the subject complex of nature and health are developed and implemented here.

The Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology is member of the Ludwig Boltzmann "Arthritis and Rehabilitation" clusters.


Nuremberg location

Director: Univ.- Prof. DDr. Boris Musset

The department at the location is under construction.

Teaching

Teaching events within the framework of the study in human medicine,
Second study year

Clinical physiology and pathophysiology of the organ systems (lectures, seminars, POL group works, practice, clinical visits in the Salzburg university hospitals, e-learning)

General coordination: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Ritter


 

Teaching events within the framework of the post-graduate doctorate studies
Medical Science (Dr. scient. med.)
Molecular Medicine (Ph.D.)
Medical Science (Ph.D.)

A list of the teaching events can be found here.

Coordination of post-graduate doctorate study programs:

  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Tobias Kiesslich (study program management, DrScientMed-Study, PhD-Study Molecular Medicine)

 

Teaching events in University Program Health Sciences & Leadership (Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Tobias Kiesslich):

  • H1.2. Scientific principles
  • H3.4. Scientific methods
  • H4.2. Scientific text analysis
  • W2.1. Academic expert work - colloquium
  • W3.1. Master thesis - colloquium

 

Other teaching events

  • Advanced Medical Education (AME course): Basic seminar in anatomy and physiology

Research

Four research groups belong to the department at the Salzburg location:

The Laboratory for Functional and Molecular Membrane Physiology (FMMP) and the Laboratory for Tumour Biology and Experimental Therapies (TREAT) are focused on the disease-relevant biological processes.

In the FMMP Laboratory, the properties of the cell membranes in tumour cells and microglia sells are researched. In the TREAT laboratory, the mechanisms of the tumour formation and progression as well as new, target-oriented therapies are researched. The tumour stem cells, the epigenetic regulation mechanisms as well as the photodynamic therapy are researched.

The Laboratory for Translational Immune Research (TIF) and the Gastein Research Institute (FOI) are focused on the evidence-based research of natural health resources. New healing methods in the subject complex of nature and health are developed and implemented here.

The Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology is member of the Ludwig Boltzmann "Arthritis and Rehabilitation" clusters.

Press

2015

03/14/2015
Together against arthrosis, Salzburger UNI-Nachrichten.

01+02/2015
Focus on arthrosis, Ärzte Exklusiv, Vol. 01+02/2015, p. 12-16.


2014

01/25 and 01/24/2014
Gastein Research Institute has moved, Weekend Magazin Salzburg.

03/15/2014
Man, a walking being, Salzburger Nachrichten.

06/11/2014
Wild wonders – Waterfalls in Austria, Servus Magazin.

07/01/2014
Alpine health region, the state of Salzburg, Salzburger Wirtschaftsbericht 2013.

07/25/2014
Lighthouse project Alpine health region Salzburger Land, ITG location report

08/13/2014
The Russians discover the Gastein radon therapy, Kronen Zeitung.

08/13/2014
The Gastein cure is going cure patients in Russia, Salzburger Nachrichten.

08/21/2014
The Russens were amazed by the Gastein radon cure, Pongauer Nachrichten.


2013

01/17/2013
Radon also in prophylactics, Salzburger Nachrichten.

01/18/2013
Thermal water and radon as wonder weapon against pain, Kronen Zeitung.

01/30/2013
The Gastein research jubilates, Bezirksblatt Pongau.

02/13/2013
Can the copper mine help? Bezirksblatt Pinzgau.

1+2/2013
Gastein Research Institute: For four years on new roads, med.ium Magazin für Ärztinnen und Ärzte in Salzburg.

03/07/2013
Waterfall instead of medication, Die Welt.

03/13/2013
Camp for asthma children, Kronen Zeitung.

06/29/2013
The vacation is the time to start anew, Salzburger Nachrichten.

07/09/2013
The air is so healthy as the air under the waterfall, Salzburger Nachrichten.

12/19/2013
Research institute on the search for further synergies, Pongauer Nachrichten.


2012

02/02/2012
Balneo- and speleotherapeutic radon therapy: Clinical, cellular and molecular aspects, physicians exclusive.

04/06/2012
Scholarship for the Salzburg cancer researchers, SVZ Salzburger Volkszeitung.

06/06/2012
Waterfall therapy will help asthma patients. Der Standard. Summer edition 2012, Respire, Healthy Life News. 08/05/2012 The hiking holidays as medicine, Salzburger Nachrichten.


2011

01-02/2011
ÄrzteEXKLUSIV, 01-02/2011 edition, p. 4-7, Ärzte Verlag. Cure and osteoporosis - New research applications by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Ritter.

01/11/2011
The press, Waterfall relieves stress, strong body's defence

03/12/2011
Salzburger Uni-Nachrichten, March 2011. Proton pumps decide on life and death of the cells

08/03/2011
Tiroler Tageszeitung, 67. Class/Number 212-IA, p. 33. A fresh case for the health.

08/06/2011
Tiroler Tageszeitung, 67. Class/Number 215-IA, p. 33. High interest in measurements - Minister Karlheinz's daughter collected information about the effect of waterfalls on the health.

09/28/2011
Bezirksblatt Pongau, 39-2011 edition, p. 14-15, Biomedical multi-means


2010

01-02/2010
Physicians Exclusive: "Spa therapies and research – New ways in the use of local health resources on the example of the Krimmler waterfalls and the Gastein mineral springs“

04/2010
The Editor’s Choice, In silico mutation and screening of hypoallgergens, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, April 2010, Vol. 125(4):821-822.

07/12/2010
Der Standard, "Radon therapy of osteoporosis“

07/15/2010
Österreichische Ärztezeitung ÖAZ 13/14

07-08/2010
News Leben, "Dream holidays in the Gastein valley“ Health applications – Relaxation

Tutors

  • Aloisia Paulina Kohl
  • Tara Leven
  • Jennifer Neureiter
  • Giulia Rathmes
  • Teres Schmidt
  • Christine Schneider
  • Richard Seist
  • Chantal Degen
  • Rebecca Donner
  • Lukas Ernstbrunner
  • Lukas Garnweidner
  • Amelie Graf
  • Anna Hofer
  • Tobias Kolbitsch
  • Viktor Labmayr
  • Thomas Pilz
  • Aarón Pogacnik
  • Julia Garnweidner-Raith
  • Paul Schadler
  • Isa Schmidt
  • Alexander Seeger

Team and contact

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. univ. Markus Ritter
Institute for 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. Leman Emin
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Assistant to the Director

Phone: +43 662 2420-80501
Mail: leman.emin@pmu.ac.at
Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Jakab
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Head of Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Physiology (FMMP)

Phone: +43 662 2420-80504
Mail: martin.jakab@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Marlena Beyreis, MSc
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Research Associate (currently on maternity leave)

Mail: marlena.beyreis@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Dr. rer. nat. Michael Kittl, MSc, BSc
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Research Associate

Mail: michael.kittl@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Mag. Dr. scient. med. Martin Thomas Gaisberger
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Gastein Research Institute

Head of Gastein Research Institute

Phone: 0043662242080510

Publications
Dr. scient. med. Heidemarie Dobias , MA. rer. nat.
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Gastein Research Institute

Research Associate

Phone: +43 662 2420-80508
Mail: heidi.dobias@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Julia Fuchs, MSc
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Gastein Research Institute

Research Associate

Phone: +43 662 2420-80511
Mail: julia.fuchs@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Dr. Martina Winklmayr
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Gastein Research Institute

Senior Research Scientist Ludwig Boltzmann Cluster Rheumatology, Balneology and Rehabilitation

Phone: +43 662 2420-80511
Mail: martina.winklmayr@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Tobias Kiesslich
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology  | Salzburg
Head of Laboratory of Tumorbiology and Experimental Therapy (TREAT)

Mail: tobias.kiesslich@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Mayr
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology Salzburg
Research Associate

Phone: +43 662 2420-80507
Mail: christian.mayr@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Julia Preishuber-Pflügl, MSc
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Research Associate

Phone: +43 662 2420-80505
Mobile: +43 699 14420079
Mail: julia.preishuber@pmu.ac.at
Dr. Celina Ablinger
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Gastein Research Institute


Phone: +43 662 2420-80511
Mail: celina.ablinger@pmu.ac.at
Victoria Strobl, BSc
Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology | Salzburg
Research Associate

Phone: +43 662 2420-80511
Mail: victoria.strobl@pmu.ac.at