Head of Research Group

Prof. Dr. Silja Wessler
Prof. Dr. Silja Wessler Professor for Microbiology
  • Billroth Strasse 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 (0)662 8044 7210
Fax:
+43 (0)662 8044 7209
silja.wessler@sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler

Senior Scientist

Gernot Posselt
Mag. Dr. Gernot Posselt Senior Scientist
  • Billrothstraße 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7211
Fax:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7209
Gernot.Posselt@sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler

Technician

Ariane Benedetti
Ariane Benedetti Technical Assistant
  • Billroth Strasse 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7211
Fax:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7209
ariane.benedetti@sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler

PostDoc

Miroslaw Jarzab
Dr. Miroslaw Jarzab PostDoc
  • Billroth Strasse 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7211
Fax:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7209
miroslaw.jarzab@sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler
Evelyn Hutterer
Dr. Evelyn Hutterer PostDoc
  • Billroth Strasse 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7211
Fax:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7209
evelyn.hutterer@sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler

PhD students

Sabine Bernegger
Sabine Bernegger PhD student
  • Billrothstrasse 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 (0) 662 / 8044 7216
Fax:
+43 (0) 662 / 8044 7209
sabine.bernegger@sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler

Sabine studied Molecular Biology at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg and obtained her Bachelor´s degree in June 2015. She finished her Master thesis in the research group of Silja Wessler at the department of Molecular Biology in April 2017 on a project on bacterial proteases with putative functions in recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa in cooperation with the EB House in Salzburg. As a PhD student Sabine characterizes novel mechanisms in the pathogenesis of the bacterial class-I carcinogen Helicobacter pylori. In particular, she is interested in the regulation of the secreted H. pylori HtrA protease that cleaves the tumor suppressor and cell adhesion protein E-cadherin. Sabine is member of the Doctorate School PLUS "Biomolecules - Structure, Function and Regulation" (DSP BioM).

Bianca Elena Chichirau
Bianca Elena Chichirau PhD Student
  • Billrothstraße 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7212
Fax:
+43 (0) 662 8044 7209
bianca-elena.chichirau@sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler

Bianca has obtained her Master's Degree in Pharmacy at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Iasi (Romania) in September 2015. Throughout the last year of her studies, she has developed a strong interest in the field of molecular biology, as the result of the one month internship she has pursued abroad in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Greifswald (Germany). Over the past three years she has been involved in different oragnizations, dedicating her time towards improving her leadership and communication skills by coordinating certain projects with great success. Bianca has started the ICA PhD programme in July 2016 and works on novel signal transduction pathways induced by the class-I carcinogen Helicobacter pylori.

Sebastian Diechler
Sebastian Diechler PhD student
  • Billrothstrasse 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 (0) 662 / 8044 7216
Fax:
+43 (0) 662 / 8044 7209
Sebastian.Diechler@sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler

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.

Master Students

Isabella Widlroither
Isabella Widlroither Master student
  • Billrothstrasse 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 (0) 662 / 8044 7216
Fax:
+43 (0) 662 / 8044 7209
isabella.widlroither@stud.sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler

Research Assistants

Picture Lisa Meiseleder
Lisa Meiseleder Research assistant
  • Billrothstrasse 11
  • 5020 Salzburg
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Fax:
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Lisa.Meiseleder@stud.sbg.ac.at Research Group Wessler