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Mayor's medical-scientific fund awards funding to MedUni Vienna researchers

City of Vienna funds 47 research projects to the tune of nearly 900,000 euros
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(Vienna, 17 February 2020) The "Medical-scientific fund of the Mayor of the federal capital Vienna" is once again supporting numerous research projects at MedUni Vienna. In 2019, the charitable fund awarded a total of 812,473.10 euros to 47 principal investigators from the Medical University.

The "Medical-scientific fund of the Mayor of the federal capital Vienna" is a charitable fund set up in 1978 by the Mayor at the time, Leopold Gratz. Research projects can be submitted to the fund twice a year. The fund is chaired by the Executive Councillor of the Business Group for Social Affairs, Health and Women's Affairs, Sandra Frauenberger. Funding allocations average between 20,000 and 80,000 euros gross.

The following newly established research projects from different areas of human medicine and dentistry are being conducted at MedUni Vienna:

Michaela AMERING
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Division of Social Psychiatry
Internalized Stigma and Stigma Resistance in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Stefan ASCHAUER
Department of Medicine II, Division of Cardiology
Percutaneous coronary Intervention in Chronic Total Occlusion: A single-center Study

Andrea BEER
Department of Pathology
Molecular pathological and immunological risk profile for predicting oncologic outcome following resection of cholangiocellular carcinoma

Katrin BEKES
University Clinic of Dentistry Vienna
Pro-inflammatory cytokines and microbial colonisation in children with gingivitis and periodontally healthy children relative to the oral health of their parents

Gerold Hans BESSER
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Division of General Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
Switching off the sense of smell with nasal foam - a feasibility study

Alice BLUFSTEIN
University Clinic of Dentistry
Influence of mineral trioxide aggregate on human periodontal ligament stem cells under inflammatory conditions

Diana BONDERMAN
Department of Medicine II, Division of Cardiology
Mentoring programme to encourage self-management in individuals following acute myocardial infarction – development of a complex nursing intervention

Silvia Beatrice BONELLI-NAUER
Department of Neurology
Imaging memory networks in temporal lobe epilepsy

Faris BRKIC
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Division of General Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
Study of the WNT signalling pathway and its therapeutic relevance in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

Patrick Manfred BRUNNER
Department of Dermatology
A pilot study to compare mycosis fungoides and atopic eczema using single cell RNA sequencing

Nina BUCHTELE
Department of Clinical Pharmacology
Contact activation in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

Friedrich ERHART
Department of Neurosurgery
Innovative miRNA approaches to sensitise glioblastomas to immunotherapies – miRNA in situ hybridisation and cellular effects

Alex FARR
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Obstetrics and Feto-Maternal Medicine
HER2/CEP17 ratio and response rates in primary HER2-positive breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant targeted therapy. A retrospective analysis.

Martha FEUCHT
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,
Division of Neonatology, Intensive Care Medicine and Neuropediatrics - Children’s Epilepsy Center
Transition of adolescents with epilepsy into adult medicine – quality assurance via an orderly handover

Alexandra GEUSAU
Department of Dermatology
Identification of microRNAs as tumour markers for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma ('miRNA-cSCC Study')

Michael GREINER
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Medical-Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics
Digital Droplet PCR: Next Generation KIT D816V Testing in Mastocytosis

Christoph GRIMM
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of General Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology

Guido GUALDONI
Department of Medicine III, Division of Nephrology and Dialysis
Crossreactivity as a generator of alloreactive T cells in kidney transplant recipients

Lena HIRTLER
Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Division of Anatomy
Ankle joints – structural changes in different joint positions and in non-invasive distraction

Daniel HOLZINGER
Department of Oral, Maxillary and Facial Surgery
Gingival aesthetics and mouth-related quality-of-life in patients with cleft lips and palates for evaluation of long-term outcomes following correction of cleft lips and palates

Bernd JILMA
Department of Clinical Pharmacology
Can bacterial outer membrane vesicles drive haemorrhagic diseases?

Andreas KAMMERLANDER
Department of Medicine II, Division of Cardiology
Adherence to medication following acute myocardial infarction: between "Guideline" and "Real Life"

Barbara KIESEL
Department of Neurosurgery
Identifying immunological characteristics associated with disease progression in low grade glioma

Željko KIKIĆ
Department of Medicine III, Division of Nephrology and Dialysis
NCounter gene expression analysis for the identification of predictors of individual treatment response in BK-Virus associated nephropathy

Paul Alexander KYRLE
Department of Medicine I, Division of Hematology and Hemastaseology
MicroRNAs as predictive biomarkers of venous thromboembolism

Katharina LEITHNER-DZIUBAS
Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Unfulfilled desire for a child and quality-of-life of couples undergoing IVF treatment: a comparison between men and women. Quantitative and qualitative pilot project

Martina LOINGER
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Division of General Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Protective ventilation settings through reduced respiratory rate and low breath volumes in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO): a prospective, randomised controlled clinical trial.

Lisa MAYR
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Division of Neonatology, Intensive Care Medicine and Neuropediatrics
CDK 4/6 inhibitors as a new therapeutic approach for paediatric brain tumours

Matthias MILLESI
Department of Neurosurgery
Intraoperative visualization of diagnostic tissue with 5-ALA induced PpIX-fluorescence measurement in stereotactic biopsies of suspected brain tumors

Jakob MÜHLBACHER
Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation
Torque Teno Virus for the prediction of humoral alloreactivity in liver transplant recipients

Michael NEMEC
University Clinic of Dentistry Vienna
Changes in the oral microbiome and immunogenicity of saliva during orthodontic treatment with aligner- and multi-bracket therapy – a pilot study

Christoph NEUMAYER
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery
Effect of metformin on adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSC) for a combined clinical application for treating aneurysms

Nina PÖTSCH
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of General Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology
Evaluation of the quantitative and visual representation of PSMA expression in patients with primary ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer with the aid of immunohistochemistry and 68Ga PSMA PET – an explorative study

Pierre RAEVEN
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Division of General Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Effect of transfusion of concentrated red blood cells on eicosanoid profiles in the plasma of intensive-care patients – a pilot study

Klaus SCHMETTERER
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Medical-Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics
Identification of immune signatures underlying therapy with the bispecific T-cell engager Blinatumomab

Diethart SCHMID
Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Institute of Physiology
Comparative characterization of outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) isolated from multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae as basis for development of type-specific vaccines

Julia SCHNÖLL
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Division of General Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
Study of the SWI/SNF tumour suppressor in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas

Christian SCHÖRGENHOFER
Department of Clinical Pharmacology
Accuracy Of A Bedside Urine Strip Test On Identifying Anticoagulation With Direct Oral Anticoagulants In Patients Admitted To A High-Volume Emergency Department

Anton STIFT
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Does anti-platelet medication protect from chemotherapy-associated steatohepatitis?

Johanna STROBL
Department of Dermatology
Borreliosis of the skin – study of the human immune response to a growing global disease

Matthias UNSELD
Department of Medicine I, Divisions of Palliative Medicine and Oncology
Diagnosis, impact and treatment of the extravasation of chemotherapeutics

Eva UNTERSMAYR-ELSENHUBER
Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research
The influence of sphingosine-1-phosphate on the gastrointestinal barrier function in connection with anaphylaxis

Lisa Irina WADIURA
Department of Neurosurgery
Improved Visualization and Resection of Brain Tumors with Quantitative Fluorescence and Optical Coherence Tomography

Benedikt WEBER
Department of Dermatology
Immunohistochemical findings in patients suffering from arteriolosclerotic ulcers of Martorell: a comparative analysis with non-arteriolosclerotic ulcers

Tobias WERTHER
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Division of Neonatology, Intensive Care Medicine and Neuropediatrics
Frequency of lung recruitment in high-frequency ventilation of preterm infants – a controlled, randomised comparison of two different strategies

Georg Kurt WIDHALM
Department of Neurosurgery
Quantitative measurement of 5-ALA fluorescence for improved detection of low-grade gliomas

Franziska WITTMANN
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Pre-bypass quality of human venous and arterial bypass vessels – potential correlation with cardiovascular risk factors?