Team

Cristina Coman
Research Interests: Developing of efficient analytical research tools to advance biomedical research.
Education: Dr. rer. nat. in Chemistry, TU Dortmund University, Germany.
Favorite Scientist: Jasna Peter-Katalinic for her research on lipid and related structures.       Hobbies: Climbing and Hiking                                  Email: cristina.coman@univie.ac.at
 
Dominik Kopczynski
Research Interests: Developing fast and efficient algorithm for computational lipidomics and proteomics and designing user-friendly and accurate analysis tools for these application areas. Education: Dr. rer. nat. in Computer Science, TU Dortmund University, Germany. Favorite Scientist: Gene Meyers for developing suffix arrays as one of the fundamental data structures for fast and low-memory conform pattern matching algorithms as well as for developing the BLAST algorithm to be the most used algorithm for finding local alignments between search text and patterns especially used for mapping DNA and protein data. Hobbies: Cooking, Cinema, Hiking, Mountain biking, telling terrible jokes                                  Email: dominik.kopczynski@univie.ac.at
Stefanie Rubenzucker
Research Interests: Developing novel workflows for the investigation of lipids in signaling events, with a special interest in adipocyte differentiation. Education: MSc in Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria Favorite Scientist: Rosalind Franklin, for her invaluable contribution to our current understanding of molecular biology and virology. Hobbies: Pottery, hiking, baking Email: stefanie.rubenzucker@univie.ac.at
Christina Brenner
Research Interest: Investigating the influence of materials during sample preparation in lipidomics.   Adjucation: BSc in Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria                                                                Hobbies: Hiking, Climbing, Traveling, Tennis          Email: a01619986@unet.univie.ac.at
Nina Troppmair
Research Interests: Developing lipidomics workflows to dissect the role of sphingolipids, especially in adipogenesis.
Education: MSc in Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
Favorite Scientist: Rosalind Franklin (1920 – 1958) for her contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA, which were largely recognized as such only posthumously.
Hobbies: Skiing, climbing, swimming
Email: nina.troppmair@univie.ac.at
Alexander Wenger
Research Interests: Method development for the investigation of disease related changes of the proteome.
Education: MSc in Medical Biology, University of Salzburg, Austria.
Favorite Scientist: George de Hevesy (1885 – 1966) for his outstanding achievements in the development of isotopes as tracers to study chemical and biological processes.
Hobbies: Snowboarding, Surfing, Music, MMA
Email: alexander.wenger@univie.ac.at
Bianca de Jonckheere
Research Interests: Interaction of proteins and lipids in megakaryocyte differentiation 
Education: M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany
Favorite Scientist:  
Nicholas Flamel (c. 1330 – 1992) and his posthumous reputation as an alchemist who succeeded in making the philosopher’s stone and become immortal through the “elixir of life”. Or, more seriously, Alexander Fleming and his accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928, which revolutionized medicine and raised the hope that anyone could find something great that one wasn’t looking for.
Hobbies: tennis, beach volleyball, acryl painting, travel 

Email: bianca.de.jonckheere@univie.ac.at