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Univ.-Ass.in Priv.-Doz.in Dr.in med.univ. Katharina Leithner, PhD.
Division of Pulmonology
Head of Research Unit
Lung Cancer Metabolism and Microenvironment
EMail: katharina.leithner(at)medunigraz.at
Tel: +43/316/385/80631
https://www.medunigraz.at/universitaetskliniken/innere-medizin/pulmonologie/forschung/team-leithner
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Externe ID's
Researcher ID: E-7662-2011
ORCiD: 0000-0002-8252-9279

Statistik Austria, science classification

Scientific Expertise

Curr. Vitae

2022 -2022 Research visit (3 months) at the Sarah-Maria Fendt lab, VIB, Leuven, Belgium.
2017 Habilitation (Venia docendi) at the Medical University of Graz (Experimental Pneumology)
2016 -2016 July-August guest researcher at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Hypoxia and Angiogenesis Group, PI: Prof. Adrian L. Harris, University of Oxford, UK
2015 University assistant (research) at the Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz.
2014 -2015 Post-doc at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Graz (part-time).
2010 -2014 PhD (Molecular Medicine) at the Lung Cell Laboratory, Division of Pulmonology, Medical University of Graz
2008 -2010 Maternal leave and research assistant in part-time at the Division of Pulmonology, Medical University of Graz
2006 -2007 Research assistant at the Lung Cell Laboratory (LuCeL) of the Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz.
2004 -2006 Intern at the Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, and at the Division of Pulmonology and Allergic Disease, Paediatric Department, Medical University Graz, Austria
2000 -2004 Free collaborator at the Dept. of Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Research, Medical University Vienna, Austria, head: Prof. Bernd Binder and maternal leave
1998 -2000 Thesis: "Mechanisms of Redox-Modulation of Angiogenesis", Dr. med. univ (M.D.) July 2000
1994 -2000 Study at Medical University Vienna, Austria

Awards

2017 Best Oral Presentation Award, Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Research Symposium 2017
2014 Thesis prize (third best dissertation) 2013/14 of the Medical University of Graz
2011 Poster Prize, Doctoral Day of the Medical University of Graz
2011 2. Posterpreis, Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Pneumologie (ÖGP)
2008 Poster Prize at the annual ZMF.DAY of the Center for Medical Research at the Medical University of Graz, Austria
2008 The European Respiratory Society Thoracic Oncology Award 2008 (Best Poster Abstract)
2006 2. Posterpreis, Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Pneumologie (ÖGP)
2000 Dissertationspreis des Vereins zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Forschung im AKH

Reviewer for scientific journals

2020 -2022 NATURE COMMUNICATIONS
2021 -2022 FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY
2021 -2021 BBA - MOLECULAR CELL RESEARCH
2019 -2019 BIOCHIMIE
2019 -2019 CANCER RESEARCH
2016 -2017 ONCOTARGET
2015 -2016 CELL REPORTS
2014 -2015 TUMOUR BIOLOGY
2015 -2015 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
2006 -2014 VIRCHOWS ARCHIV-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY
2014 -2014 WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT
2009 -2009 TUMORI

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2019 -2019 Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds (TWF) Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung - Austria
2016 -2016 Jubiläumsfond der Österr. Nationalbank, Österreich - Austria
2009 -2011 British Lung Foundation - United Kingdom
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