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Martin Pichler

 

Projects within the DK-MCD

Characterization of novel non-coding RNAs potentially involved in breast carcinogenesis Katharina Jonas

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of non-coding RNAs in gastrointestinal malignancies

Felix Prinz
   

Research interest

Our main research interests are:

1) The involvement and consequences of altered expression of non-coding RNAs including microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs in human cancer with a particular focus on colorectal, breast and kidney cancer. Currently, we are investigating the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of non-coding RNAs in cancer metastases, stem cell formation and tumor metabolism. To follow these aims, we developed tools and methods for RNA research, bioinformatic target prediction and genome editing.

2) Clinical Outcome Research and personalized biomarker studies on large datasets of human cancer. Based on clinical and laboratory characteristics, we are trying to figure out combinations of established and novel clinical, pathological and molecular factors to improve prognostic stratification and predictive accuracy of models for cancer patients.

 

Curriculum vitae

  2000 - 2006 Studies of Medicine, Medical University of Graz
  2004 - 2006 Master Thesis, Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz
  2004 - 2009 Studies of Molecular Biology, University of Graz
  2006 - 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Pathology of Pathology, Medical University of Graz
  2007 - 2013 Resident in Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Training in Oncology, Division of Oncology, Medical University of Graz
  2013 - 2015 Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
  2013 - 2015 Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, Medical University of Graz
  2015 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), Houston, USA
  2016 - Associated Professor, Division of Oncology, Medical University of Graz
  2016 - Head of Research Unit “ncRNAs & Genome Editing”, Medical University of Graz
  2016 - Research Managing Director, Division of Oncology, Medical University of Graz
   

 

Publications

Grants

Assoz.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.med.univ. Martin Pichler

Research Unit for Non-Coding RNA and Genome Editing in Cancer
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology
Comprehensive Cancer Center Graz
Medical University of Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 15
8036 Graz, Austria

tel.: +43 (0)316 385 13115
e-mail: martin.pichler@medunigraz.at
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