Univ.-Prof. Manuela Schmidt, PhD

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Professorship for Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Faculty of Life Sciences

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Curriculum Vitae:

born 1978 in Wasserburg/Inn, Germany
1997-2002 Diploma, Biology; University of Wuerzburg, Germany
2001-2002 Master, Neurosciences; International Max Planck Research School Neurosciences, Goettingen
2002-2006 PhD, Neurosciences; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stephan Sigrist, International Max Planck School Neurosciences, Goettingen, Germany
2007-2012 Postdoctoral fellow; Advisor: Prof. Ardem Patapoutian, PhD, TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute), La Jolla, California, USA
2012-2018 Independent Research Group Leader, Emmy Noether-Program, DFG, MPI of Experimental Medicine (MPIEM), Goettingen, Germany
2019-2020 W2-Professorship, Faculty of Biology and Psychology, University of Goettingen, Germany
since September 2020 Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, University of Vienna

Research areas:

* Systems biology of somatosensation and chronic pain
* Development, maturation and aging in the context of chronic pain
* Pre-clinical and translational pain research
* Functional and quantitative pain proteomics

"According to the latest estimates, 1.5 million people are affected by chronic pain in Austria alone. Unfortunately, the treatment of chronic pain is usually inadequate and associated with severe side effects, which increases patients' suffering. Our preclinical and translational research on chronic pain aims to uncover underlying molecular mechanisms in order to optimize future pain treatments." (Manuela Schmidt)