Head of Research Group

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Silja Weßler

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Silja Weßler
AG-Leiterin, Professorin für Mikrobiologie

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-7210
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Senior Scientist

Mag. Dr. Gernot Posselt

Mag. Dr. Gernot Posselt
Senior Scientist

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-7211
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Technische Assistentin

Isabella Widlroither

Isabella Widlroither
Technical Assistant

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43(0) 662 / 8044-7215
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PostDoc

Dr. Miroslaw Jarzab

Dr. Miroslaw Jarzab
PostDoc

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-7211
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Dr. Evelyn Hutterer

Dr. Evelyn Hutterer
PostDoc

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 8044 7211
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Sabine Bernegger

Dr. Sabine Bernegger
PostDoc

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-7216
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DissertantInnen

Marina Cañadas Ortega

Marina Cañadas Ortega
PhD student

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 /8044-7212
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Marina studied Biomedical Engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, with a semester abroad at the University of Technology of Sydney focusing on tissue regeneration. In 2019 she received a master in Nanomedicine and Structural Biology from the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France. During this period, she worked for the Research and Development department of Becton Dickinson. After finishing her studies, she returned to Madrid and worked as a research assistant in the Bioengineering department of her former university with 3D tissue cultures, microfluidics and imaging techniques. She joined the research group of Silja Wessler in 2021 to carry out her PhD as part of the Smart Specialization Center „Cancer Cluster Salzburg“ with a focus on the establishment of gastric and colon organoids to gain insights into the relationship of microorganisms and colorectal cancer development.
 
 
 
 
 
Iris Mühlbacher

Dr. med. univ. Iris Mühlbacher
PhD student

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-7216
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Dr. Iris Mühlbacher studied Medicine at the Medical University of Innsbruck. In 2019, she moved to the SALK in Salzburg and started in 2020 her training as a physician in general and visceral surgery. Iris is a PhD student of the Doctoral Programme in Medical Science at the Paracelsus Medical University of Salzburg. In a cooperation project headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Emmanuel, Dr. Oliver Koch and Dr. Michael Weitzendorfer, she will investigate novel signal transduction pathways in Helicobacter pylori infections using gastric organoid models in the research group of Silja Weßler.

 
 
 
Sebastian Diechler

Sebastian Diechler
PhD student

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-7216
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Sebastian studied Medical Biology at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg and obtained his Master’s Degree in June 2018. During his Master thesis in the group of Silja Weßler, he investigated different variants and mutants of pathogenic factors expressed by clinical Helicobacter pylori isolates. Sebastian was selected as a member of the PhD program ICA (Immunity in Cancer and Allergy) and started with his PhD project in July 2018, focusing on the the regulation of signaling pathways in gastric epithelial cells and B-cells.

 
 
 

MasterstudentInnen

Daniel Ferner

Christian Daniel Ferner
Masterstudent

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-7216
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Paniz Niaki

Paniz Sehat Niaki
Masterstudent

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-7216
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StudienassistentInnen

 
Melanie Anja Schwarz

Melanie Anja Schwarz
Studienassistentin

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
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