Phytochemistry & Biodiscovery

We use interdisciplinary approaches to identify, analyse, and purify multi-component mixtures from plant, fungal, or marine sources focusing on the characterization of their bioactive secondary metabolites.



Funded Projects

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  • 2018-2021
    Natvantage Grant 2018 of the Wilhelm Doerenkamp Foundation
    NaProFlu: Natural Products targeting low respiratory tract infections (Rollinger)
  • 2017-2020
    DOC-fellowship
    from the Austrian Academy of Science (ÖAW) to Dagmar Pretsch
    Targeting abnormal metal homeostasis to combat neurodegenerative disorders by natural products’ (Supervisors: Rollinger & Schmid)

  • 2017-2018    
    ÖAD grant for Dr. Petar Ristivojevic
    'Quality assessment of Morus alba L. root bark (Sang bai pi) using planar chromatography- effect-directed analysis /HPLC-UV/Vis-DAD-ELSD-MS2 fingerprint combined with multivariate analysis' (Supervisor: Rollinger)
  • 2017-2019
    Hochschuljubiläumsfonds - Projekt H-246128/2016
    Der wundheilenden Wirkung von Fichtenfaulpech auf der Spur (Göls/Glasl-Tazreiter/Heiss)
  • 2016-2018
    Project for Interdisciplinary Research Network funded by the Faculty of Life Sciences, UNIVIE Microbial communities in marine sediments: preliminary analyses of diversity and secondary metabolite biosynthesis potential (Zotchev/Rollinger/Herndl)
  • 2015-2016
    Project for Young Investigators, Award funded by the Faculty of Life Sciences, UNIVIE
    (Grienke)
  • 2012-2017
    FWF - Project P24587
    Natural Lead Structures Targeting Influenza
    (Rollinger)
  • 2012-2016
    FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES 295174
    hERGscreen: hERG related risk assessment of botanicals (Rollinger)
  • 2011-2016
    Hochschuljubiläumsfonds - Projekt H-2009/2010
    Arzneipflanzen bei Diabetes - Auffindung neuer blutzuckersenkender Wirkstoffe aus Pflanzen der österreichischen Volksmedizin (Pitschmann/Glasl-Tazreiter)
  • 2015
    Ernst-Mach-Stipendium
    Untersuchung von Komponenten der in der afrikanischen Geburtshilfe verwendeten Gewürzmischung Nkui (Tchoupang Nana/Krenn)
  • 2008-2014
    FWF NFN-project S10703
    Drugs from nature targeting inflammation: From in silico plant selection
    to bioactive natural products
  • 2013
    Ernst-Mach-Stipendium
    Estrogenic Compounds in Eriosema laurentii (Ateba/Krenn)