Judith M. Rollinger


University Professor
Vice Head of Department

room 2F 449  (floor 4)
tel  +43-1-4277-55255
fax +43-1-4277-855255
mob +43-664-60277-55255

e-mail judith.rollinger@univie.ac.at
consultation-hour: Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
please announce your visit at martin.groiss@univie.ac.at
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Drug leads from nature

  • Phytochemistry & Biodiscovery
  • Search for drug leads from Nature by using integrated in silico tools
  • Discovery of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants of ethnopharmacological sources (Dioscorides’ de material medica, Chinese herbal medicine) by means of computer-assisted methods (molecular modelling, in silico screening) and hyphenated methods
  • Research on bioactive metabolites from the plant kingdom with special emphasis on drug candidates for Alzheimer disease, inflammation processes, cancer, diabetes, and viral infections.
  • Application of chemoinformatic methods (neural networks, molecular modeling, docking) to correlate molecular structures to the natural products' bioactivities.
  • Isolation and structure elucidation of secondary metabolites of higher plants.


Curriculum Vitae

  • 1983-1990             
    Studies of pharmacy (Mag. pharm.) University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1990-1991             
    Training in immunology and microbiology, University of Innsbruck
  • 1992              
    Approbation as pharmacist (hospital pharmacy in Innsbruck)
  • 1992-1994              
    Maternity leave
  • 1994-2005              
    Half time position as assistant at the Institute of Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1995-1999              
    PhD in the group of Prof. A. Burger (crystal polymorphism), Institute of Pharmacognosy, University of Innsbruck
  • 2000-2002              
    Training in Molecular Modelling: CAMD-Group, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Innsbruck (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thierry Langer)
  • 2003-2005              
    Half time position at Inte:Ligand (Software development and consulting, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria)
  • 2005-2014              
    Full time position at the Institute of Pharmacy / Pharmacognosy, University of Innsbruck
  • 2007              
    Habilitation and Venia legendi for Pharmacognosy at the University of Innsbruck
  • 2007-2014              
    A. Univ.-Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Institute of Pharmacy, University of Innsbruck
  • 2013              
    Visiting Professor at the Institute of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna, Austria
  • since 10/2014              
    Full professor in Pharmacognosy/Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Vienna, Austria
    Head of 'Phytochemistry & Biodiscovery'
  • since 2011
    Member of Board Directors of the ‘Society of Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research’ (GA)
  • 2016-2018
    Associate Editor of Frontiers in Pharmacology, Speciality Ethnopharmacology
  • since 2016
    Editor of Planta Medica
  • since 2018
    Vice President of the ‘Society of Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research’(GA)

Patent Application

  • Pharmaceutical compositions comprising neuraminidase inhibitors for the treatment of influenza virus infection. Kirchmair, J.; Schmidtke, M.; Liedl, K.; Rollinger, J.M. (2013): Eur. Pat. Appl. EP 2599480 A1 20130605
  • Morphinan-6-one compounds for the treatment or prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Rollinger, J.M.; Prast, H., Schuster, D.; Langer, T.; Hornick, A.; Stuppner, H. (2009): EP 09015938.5, 44pp.  KIWIE Award
  • Piperidine-based compounds as nonpeptidic promoters of apoptosis, and use in the treatment of hyperproliferative disease. Schyschka, L.; Vollmar, A.; Barth, N.; Stuppner, H.; Langer, T.; Rollinger, J.M.; Bliem, C. (2009): PCT Int. Appl., A1 20090528, 48pp.
  • Non-peptidic promotors of apoptosis. Stuppner, H.; Langer, T.; Rollinger, J.M.; Bliem, C.; Vollmar, A.; Barth, N.; Schyschka, L. (2009): EP 2060564, European Patent Office; WO 2009065570, PCT Application.
  • Use of extracts and constituents of Leontopodium as enhancers of cholinergic function. Prast, H.; Rollinger, J.M.; Schwaiger, S.; Stuppner, H. (2007): EP05014902.0, European Patent Office; PCT/EP2006/006633, PCT Application.
  • Use of coumarin derivatives. Stuppner, H.; Langer, T.; Prast, H.; Rollinger, J.M.; Wolber, G. (2005): EP04009431.0, European Patent Office; PCT/EP2005/004250.
  • Preparation of the diuretic torasemide in crystal modification III which offers increased stability and more rapid onset of activity. Dreckmann-Behrendt, B.; Burger, A.; Rollinger, J.M. (2000): US 6166045 A 20001226, 6 p.


  • 2010        
    Science Award 2010 of the Capital City of Innsbruck/Austria for exceptional scientific research
  • 2010       
    KIWIE silver medal for the patent ‘Morphinan-6-one compounds for the treatment or prevention of neurodegenerative diseases’ by Rollinger, J.M. et al. EP 09015938.5 (Patent filed at 23/12/2009).
  • 2007       
    Recognition Award of the Jury of the City Innsbruck Award for outstanding scientific research at the University of Innsbruck 2007
  • 2007       
    Recognition Award of the Jury of the Principality Liechtenstein Award for outstanding scientific research at the University of Innsbruck 2006
  • 2005       
    PHOENIX Pharmazie Wissenschaftspreis 2005 for Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • 2005       
    Young talents grant 2005 awarded by the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck
  • 1989 & 1990       
    Merit scholarships awarded twice by the University of Innsbruck/Austria