Lucia was awarded Best Poster Prize at the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Dermatology Research (ESDR)

Lucia was attending this years ESDR congress in Salburg, Austria. For her poster "Senescent human fibroblasts selectively secrete miRNAs in extracellular vesicles and modulate skin functionality during aging" Luci was awarded this years Best Poster Prize. Congratulations!


Markus was awarded Poster Prize @ Gordon Conference
"Biology of Aging"

Fabian and Markus were attending this Gordon Conference in Les Diablerets (CH). For his poster "Two distinct ribosomal RNA base methylations modulate healthy lifespan" Markus was awarded this years Poster Prize. Congratulations!

We are excited to announce Luci as one of this years
Junior Member Scholarship Winners of ISEV2017 - congratulations!

with her abstract: miRNAs enclosed in small extracellular vesicles are selectively secreted and retained in cellular senescence and modulate keratinocyte functionality

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Fabian and Markus @ Gordon Conference "Translation Machinery in Health & Disease, March 19-24 2017 in Galveston (TX)

presenting their poster and Markus has two talks (seminar and conference as well) at this meeting!

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Two more papers accepted!

  • An approach for liposome immobilization using sterically stabilized micelles (SSMs) as a precursor for bio-layer interferometry-based interaction studies - Link

  • Ubiquitous overexpression of the DNA repair factor dPrp19 reduces DNA damage and extends Drosophila life span - Link

Best talk award to Luci at the ÖGDV Science Days - congratulations!


15 phD positions available in the framework of the In3 project

An integrated interdisciplinary approach to animal-free nanomaterial and chemical safety assessment


The in3 project (grant no. 721975) is a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network that aims to drive the synergistic development and utilisation of in vitro and in silico tools for human chemical and nanomaterial (NM) safety assessment. The project will focus on differentiation of human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSC) to toxicologically relevant target tissues including; brain, lung, liver and kidney. The tissues, from the same genetic backgrounds, will be exposed to several compounds and the data generated will be used to develop safety assessment approaches by integrating cheminformatics, mechanistic toxicology and biokinetics into computational models. The project will hire 15 PhD students to carry out these activities in a coordinated and highly collaborative fashion. The scientists trained within in3 will acquire a unique multidisciplinary skill set giving them a competitive employment advantage in safety assessment sciences, either in industry, governmental bodies or academia.


The project will run from January 2017 to the end of 2021. Recruitment is open now and will remain open until all positions are filled. Each of the 15 phD positions advertised is a 3 year PhD position. Applicants must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), meaning that they are within the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD). We expect the first ESRs to commence employment in March 2017. We aim to have all positions filled by July 2017. 


more details and information

official website 

in guides for applicants - download pdf file directls or link for download 

or on


SNEVhPrp19/hPso4 regulates adipogenesis of human adipose stromal cells.


ÖGDV - Science days, Jan 14, 2017 Fuschl, Austria  

Luci gives a talk on "The extravesicular miRNome of senescent human fibroblasts and its impact

on keratinocyte functionality."


Menopause - Andropause - Anti Aging 2016, Dec 8-10, 2016 in Vienna, Austria

Giovanni Grillari and Lucia Terlecki-Zaniewicz give talks at this congress.

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COST Action "Mouse AGE", Nov 14-15, 2016 in Vienna, Austria 

Developing interventions for frailty: what do we measure?

Markus Schosserer is hosting this conference at the Intercity Hotel in Vienna

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Progress report on Oct 19, 2016 at the Institute for Cancer Reserach,

"EMT in human skin equivalents after chronic exposure with arsenic trioxide" (Cooperation with Heffeter lab), by Regina Weinmüllner

> more about the Institute for Cancer Reserach

RNA-Biochemistry Meeting, Bonn 2016: Extracellular RNA

Madhu Reddy Bobbili, with a poster, and Giovanni Grillari, with a talk, attend this conference at CJD in Bonn (Germany) from Oct 6-9th, 2016

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Welcome in our team Damita Jevapatarakul and Tania Milena Cortázar

Currently we are hosting Damita from Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand and Tania Milena from the National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.

Welcome in our team!


Hidden HIV revealed: new insights into latent HIV Infection

In spite of ever more effective therapies HIV keeps managing to survive human body. A comprehensive project conducted by the Austrian Science Fund FWF at GillariLabs of Regina Grillari has clarified the molecular processes which contribute to this effect. In this project, approaches were discovered for possible therapies to combat the hidden reservoir formed by the virus. 

> more about this (in English)                                                            > more about this (in German)  


46th annual ESDR meeting from Sept 7-10, 2016 in Munich, Germany

Serveral members of our group joins this conference with a very special spirit!

Giovanni Grillari with a talk on "cell senescence & aging" during the Chanel session,


Lucia Terlecki-Zaniewicz with a poster talk and poster on "the extravesicular miRNOME of senescent fibroblasts and its impact on keratinocyte functionality".

Regina Weinmüllner attended this conference with a poster "Impact of senescent cells on skin formation in a newly developed three-dimensional tissue model for skin aging."



CAAT Academy hands on training course, 
Sept 22-23 2016, Vienna - Austria

Regina Weinmüllner has a talk within this training course on Raman microspectroscopy.



8th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting 2016, Sept 12-14, in Graz, Austria

Fabian Nagelreiter, Clemens Heissenberger and Markus Schosserer joins this meeting with a poster.

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Clemens and Markus participate in the

13th International Symposium on Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Aging, July 17-21, 2016 in Bregenz, Austria 



Markus has a poster at the

Cell Symposia: Aging and Metabolism in Sitges, Spain

from July 10-12, 2016 > more about the conference



in June, Markus joins the

European Worm Meeting 2016 in Berlin,Germany

with a talk > more about worms and their conference



Lange Nacht der Forschung 2016

on April 22nd we participate in Austria's 7th Long Night of Research.

We hope that all our guests enjoyed this event as much as we did - it was really fantastic - thank you all!



ÖDGV Science Days in Bad Aussee, Austria

in January 2016 Regina W. attended this meeting with a poster: 
"Development of a three-dimensional tissue model for skin aging"

more about the ÖDGV



iPS cells from urine! 

See Zhou et al JASN 2011.


Christian Doppler Laboratory granted for BOKU & MedUni Vienna in cooperation with CHANEL !

CD Laboratory for Biotechnology of Skin Aging is installed at the BOKU Department for Biotechology in close cooperation with the Medical University of Vienna (MUW, Dept. of Dermatology, Research division for biology and pathobiology of the skin). Under the Leadership of Johannes Grillari (BOKU) and Florian Gruber (MUW), the CD lab investigates novel aspects of skin aging: Which influence do senescent cells exert on skin functionality via their signalling molecules and can novel cosmetic active ingredients influence skin agin