Danube University Krems & CSH Board
Viktoria Weber, professor for applied biochemistry, is vice-rector for research at Danube University Krems. She graduated in Biotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. She earned her PhD in glycobiology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, where she also obtained her habilitation.
At the Institute for Tumor Biology and Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna, Viktoria dealt with the functional characterization of proteins involved in cell cycle control, before joining the Center for Biomedical Technology at Danube University Krems, where she has been vice-rector for research since 2010. She was appointed full professor for applied biochemistry in 2015.
Viktoria leads the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Innovative Therapy Approaches in Sepsis and the Department for Biomedical Research at Danube University Krems, is co-founder and vice president of the Austrian Society for Extracellular Vesicles, board member of the European Society for Artificial Organs, and Vice President of the Austrian Association for Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology. She serves as expert reviewer for national and international funding agencies.
Her research focuses on cellular activation at the blood-biomaterial interface in extracorporeal circuits, on extracellular vesicles and their roles in thrombogenesis and immunomodulation, as well as on advanced methods for the detection of blood stream infection and sepsis.