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Research Group "Physiologie und Biophysik, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien"
(Univ.-Prof. Elena Pohl)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Pohl
First name(s):Elena
Title (leading):Univ.-Prof.
Institution:University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Organizational unit:Abteilung für Physiologie und Biophysik
Street address:Veterinärplatz 1
Postal code:1210
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Biophysics (106006)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:18.10.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2010   up to including: 2012
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
4 Persons
Anne Rupprecht
Olga Jovanovic
Karolina Hilse
Alina Smorodchenko
Full-time equivalents:3.5
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:15
Number of publications:31
Five most important publications:
  1. Rupprecht, A., Sokolenko, E. A., Beck, V., Ninnemann, O., Jaburek, M., Trimbuch, T., Klishin, S. S., Jezek, P., Skulachev, V. P., and Pohl, E.E. (2010). Role of the transmembrane potential in the membrane proton leak. Biophys. J. 98, 1503-1511 (IF 4.2).
  2. Smorodchenko, A., Rupprecht, A., Sarilova, I., Ninnemann, O., Brauer, A. U., Franke, K., Schumacher, S., Techritz, S., Nitsch, R., Schuelke, M., and Pohl, E.E. (2009). Comparative analysis of uncoupling protein 4 distribution in various tissues under physiological conditions and during development. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1788, 2309-2319 (IF 3.99).
  3. Beck, V., Jaburek, M., Demina, T., Rupprecht, A., Porter R. K., Jezek, P., Pohl, E.E. (2007). Polyunsaturated fatty acids activate human uncoupling proteins 1 and 2 in planar lipid bilayers. FASEB J., 21(4):1137-44 (IF 7.1).
  4. Stepulak A., Sifringer M., Rzeski W., Endesfelder S., Gratopp A., Pohl E.E., Bittigau P., Felderhoff-Mueser U., Kaindl A.M., Buhrer C., Hansen H.H., Stryjecka-Zimmer M., Turski L., Ikonomidou C. (2005). NMDA antagonist inhibits the extracellular signal-regulated kinase pathway and suppresses cancer growth. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 25;102(43):15605-10 (IF 10.2).
  5. Nitsch, R.*, Pohl E.E*, Smorodchenko, A., Infante-Duarte C., Aktas, O., Zipp, F. (2004). Direct impact of T cells on neurons revealed by two-photon microscopy in living brain tissue. J. Neuroscience, 24: 2458. *both authors contributed as first authors to this work and are listed alphabetically (IF 7.9).
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Berufungszusage Pohl - 2-Photonen-Mikroskop
Competitive projects:
  • Kooperationsprojekt mit Polen: Expression des Entkopplerproteins in Krebszellen
  • Mechanism of uncoupling protein activation by reactive aldehydes
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Mitochondriale Entkopplerproteine
  • Membrantransport
  • Reactive Aldehyde
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Mitochondriale Entkopplerproteine
  • Membrantransport
  • Untersuchung der Zell-Zell-Zusammenwirkung mit 2-Photonen-Mikroskopie
  • Funktion der Entkopplerproteine in neurodegenerativen Erkrankungen
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