Selected publications

  • Mikl, C. et al.: Softness of Atherogenic Lipoproteins: A Comparison of Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Using Elastic Incoherent Neutron Scattering (EINS). In: Journal of the American Chemical Society 133, 2011. S. 13213-13215.

  • Almer, G. et al.: gAdiponectin-coated nanoparticles for enhanced imaging of atherosclerotic plaques. In: International Journal of Nanomedicine 6, 2011. S. 1279-1290.

  • Stark, B., Pabst, G., Prassl, R.: Long-term stability of sterically stabilized liposomes by freezing and freeze-drying: Effects of cryoprotectants on structure. In: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 41, 2010. S. 546-555.

  • Prassl, R. et al.: Low Density Lipoproteins as Circulating Fast Temperature Sensors. In: PlosOne 3(12), 2008. e4079.

  • Stark, B. et al.: Association of vasoactive intestinal peptide with polymer-grafted liposomes: Structural aspects for pulmonary delivery. In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1768, 2007. S. 705-714.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Austrian State of Styria (HTI-Human Technology Interface) – "LIPOCEST – Establishing a new generation of contrast media for molecular magnetic resonance imaging"

  • Austrian State of Styria (HTI-Human Technology Interface) – "NANOFAT –

    New hope in the fight against obesity: MicroRNA Drug Delivery to increase fat-burning in adipose tissue"

  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF)/French National Research Agency (ANR) (I1109-N28) "Impact of pressure on the molecular dynamics of low density lipoprotein"

  • NANO-HEALTH – Joint project of the Austrian Nano-Initiative: Liposomes for Therapy and Diagnostic Measures, 2005 – 2012

  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF) projects: Structure of lipoproteins, 2003 – 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Role in scientific institutions:

  • Board member of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

  • Member of the Research Promotion Commission of the Medical University of Graz

  • Representative of the Medical University of Graz in the BIOTECHMED Graz initiative for Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology

  • Vice president of the Erwin Schrödinger Society for Nanosciences

  • Member of the doctoral school for Molecular Biosciences, NAWI Graz

Expert consultant:

  • Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), 2008 – 2011

  • Romanian Research Agency (UEFISCDI), 2011

  • Foundation of Polish Science (FPS), 2011

  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France, 2009

  • National Research Foundation (NRF), Singapore, 2007

Scientific partner:

  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research

  • Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Additional qualifications

  • Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences CAMPUS02, for the course: Innovation management

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Networking

  • Mentoring PhD students

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married / 2 children


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