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

  • 2017- 2020
    DOC followship of the Austrian Academy of Science (ÖAW)
    Targeting abnormal metal homeostasis to combat neurodegenerative disorders by natural products (Pretsch)
  • 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)