Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Full Professor (W3) University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 2015 – 2017
    Associate Professor at the University of Vienna (tenured)

  • 2015
    Habilitation, University of Vienna

  • 2011 – 2014
    Junior group leader at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Assistant Professorship, tenure-track)

  • 2006 – 2011
    Postdoctoral research in the group of Prof. Matthias Peter, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zürich, Switzerland (including two maternity leaves of 4 months)

  • 2001 – 2005
    PhD thesis in the group of Dr. J.-M. Peters, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

  • 2000 – 2001
    Diploma Thesis in the group of Prof. Stephen High, University of Manchester, UK

  • 1997 – 2001
    University of Basel, Switzerland, Diploma program in Molecular Biology

  • 1997
    Internship in the lab of Prof. Gottfried Schatz, University of Basel, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Pfaffenwimmer T, Reiter W, Brach T, Nogellova V, Papinski D, Schuschnig M, Abert C, Ammerer G, Martens S and Kraft C (2014) The Hrr25 kinase promotes selective autophagy by phosphorylating the cargo-receptor Atg19. EMBO Reports 15: 862-870. DOI: 10.15252/embr.201438932 Faculty of 1000 prime recommended

  • Papinski D, Schuschnig M, Reiter W, Wilhelm L, Barnes C, Majolica A, Hansmann I, Pfaffenwimmer T, Kijanska M, Stoffel I, Lee SS, Brezovich A, Lou HJ, Turk BE, Aebersold R, Ammerer G, Peter M and Kraft C (2014) Early steps in autophagy depend on direct phosphorylation of Atg9 by the Atg1 kinase. Molecular Cell 53: 471–483. DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2013.12.011

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Reviewer for several journals and funding agencies

Media coverage


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 2 children


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