Heidi Pertl-Obermeyer

Main fields of research activity:


  • Development of analytical methods for analysis of the influence of curvature on shape and growth of biological tissues

  • “Green biotechnology” 3D bioprinting for fabrication of plant cell-laden hydrogel scaffolds

  • “Plant biochemistry” with main focus on adaption strategies of plants to abiotic stresses (heat, cold, and water stress) and  exploration of function, regulation and interaction of membrane proteins

  • „Pollen systems biology” with main focus on investigation the ability of pollen to cope with osmotic stress (osmoregulation) by using an multi-omics approach (transcriptomics, metabolomics, (phospho-)proteomics)

ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE:


SINCE MAR 2020
  • Senior Researcher at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Forest Products Technology and Management, Center for Smart Materials, Salzburg/Kuchl, Austria

SINCE MAR 2019
  • Senior Scientist in Prof. Dr. John Dunlop’s lab at the University of Salzburg, Dept. Chemistry and Physics of Materials, MorphoPhysics group, Salzburg, Austria

MAR 2017-MAR 2020
  • PostDoc in aoProf. Dr. Gerhard Obermeyer’s lab, University of Salzburg, Dept. Biosciences, Membrane Biophysics group, Salzburg, AustriaNOV

2015-DEZ 2016
  • PostDoc in Prof. Dr. Jürgen Soll’s lab at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Biology I – Plant Biochemistry and Physiology group, Munich, Germany

JÄN 2014-APR 2015
  • PostDoc in Prof. Dr. Waltraud Schulze`s lab at the University of Hohenheim, Plant Systems Biology group, Stuttgart, Germany

MAI 2012-DEZ 2013
  • PostDoc in Dr. Waltraud Schulze’s lab at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Signaling Proteomics group, Potsdam/Golm, Germany

MÄR 2011-APR 2012
  • PostDoc in aoProf. Dr. Gerhard Obermeyer’s at the University of Salzburg, Dept. Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry of Plants group, Salzburg, Austria


UNIVERSITY EDUCATION:


OCT 1990-FEB 1997
  • Study of Biology at the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Austria

MAR 1997-OCT 2007
  • Laboratory technician at the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg, Department Molecular Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Austria

OCT 2003-NOV 2007
  • Bachelor study (Physiology/Cell biology) and Master study (Botany/Plant Biology) at the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Austria

NOV 2007
  • Master`s degree at the Department of Molecular Biology, Molecular Plant Biophysics and Biochemistry, Univ. Salzburg, Austria (grade: excellent)

DEC 2007-DEC 2010
  • Ph.D. thesis in Plant Biology on “POMP – The Pollen Organelle Membrane Proteome: dynamics and interactions of membrane and membrane-associated proteins in lily pollen” under the supervision of aoProf. Dr. Gerhard Obermeyer (Dept. Molecular Biology, Molecular Plant Biophysics and Biochemistry, Univ. Salzburg, Austria) and Prof. Dr. Hans Brandstetter (Dept. Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Univ. Salzburg, Austria) and in  co-operation with Dr. Waltraud Schulze (Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Signaling Proteomics, Golm, Germany). Thesis defended on the 22nd of February 2011 (grade: excellent).