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Juliane Bogner-Strauss

Assoc.Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Juliane Bogner-Strauss

Institute of Biochemistry
Graz University of Technology
Humboldtstrasse 46/3
8010 Graz, Austria

tel.: +43 (0)316 380 4970
e-mail: juliane.bogner-strauss@tugraz.at
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Projects within the DK-MCD

Investigating the role of mitochondrial aspartate transport in cancer cell proliferation
co-supervised together with Frank Madeo
Furkan Hamza Alkan

Investigating the role of novel genes in adipocyte development and metabolism
co-supervised together with Guenter Haemmerle

Dina Bonazzoli
graduated

Regulation of the N-acetylaspartate metabolism in brown adipocytes
co-supervised together with Frank Madeo

Katharina Huber
graduated

Investigating the role of N-acetyltransferase 8-like (Nat8l) in white and brown adipose tissue, theromogenesis, and enery metabolism

Helmut Pelzmann
graduated

Elucidations of genes influencing adipogenic development and energy
metabolism

Ariane Pessentheiner
graduated

α/β-Hydrolase domain containing protein 15 (ABHD15) - deeper characterization
and functional investigation of a promising new player of adipogenesis

Evelyn Walenta
graduated

Investigating the role of mitochondrial aspartate-glutamate carrier in cancer
co-supervised together with Rudolf Zechner

Katharina Walter

The role of α/β hydrolase domain containing 15 (ABHD 15) in lipid metabolism
co-supervised together with Guenter Haemmerle

Wenmin Xia
graduated
   

Research interest

The main focus of our lab is the investigation of white and brown fat cell development and energy homeostasis. Using different white/brown adipogenic cells and various mutant mouse models, we want to uncover the molecular circuits that control fat cell development and function. Two types of adipose tissue are found in mammals: white adipose tissue (WAT) exclusively stores excess of energy, while brown adipose tissue (BAT) is specialized to dissipate energy as heat. Active BAT has recently been found in adult humans. Due to its high oxidative capacity to dissipate excess energy, altering the amount and activity of BAT could provide a novel therapeutic strategy to combat obesity and its associated metabolic disorders.

 

Curriculum vitae

  1992 - 1998 Graduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Graz
  1998 - 1999 Diploma thesis at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Graz
  1999 - 2002 PhD thesis at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Graz
  2002 - 2005 Postdoctoral fellow and University Assistant at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences, University of Graz
  2005 - 2010 University Assistant and Deputy Head at the Institute of for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Graz University of Technology
  2008 Habilitation (venia docendi) for Molecular Biology and Genomics, Graz University of Technology
  2010 - 2013 Associate Professor and Deputy Head at the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Graz University of Technology
  2014 - 2017 Associate Professor and Deputy Head at the Institute of Biochemistry, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  2017 Head of the Doctoral School Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnologies
  2017 - Federal Minister for Women, Families and Youth in the Austrian government
     

Publications, Poster & Oral Presentations

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