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Birgit Ploier (finished 2014)

Interaction of lipid particles/droplets and peroxisomes during lipid storage and mobilization.

Thesis Committee
Günther Daum (Supervisor)
Albin Hermetter
Peter Macheroux
Harald Pichler

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  Birgit Ploier
Institute of Biochemistry
Technische Universität Graz
Petersgasse 12/2
8010 Graz

e-Mail: birgit.ploier@tugraz.at
phone: 0043 316 873 6461
web: http://www.biochemistry.tugraz.at/


Curriculum vitae

Born in Austria
Internal DK student, selected through DK hearing 2011, starting date: July 2011


07/ 2011 - 07/ 2014 PhD program DK Molecular Enzymology, Graz University of Technology, Austria
10/ 2008 - 10/ 2010 University of Technology Graz, Austria, Master’s degree Biotechnology, Title of Master thesis: “Engineering of Sterol Synthesis in Yeast”
02/ 2009 - 07/ 2009  University of Sheffield ERASMUS stay
10/ 2004 - 09/ 2008 University of Technology Graz, Austria, Bachelor's degree in Technical Chemistry

Research Stay

Summer 2008  Syracuse University, USA, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Jon Zubieta; Research Internship, REU programme

Posters and oral presentations
05/ 2014 3rd European Symposium on Microbial Lipids (Hamburg, Germany), oral presentation
09/ 2013 5th OEGMBT Annual Meeting at the CCB Innsbruck, Austria, oral presentation and poster presentation
06/ 2013 International Specialised Symposium on Yeast, Stará Lesná, Slovakia, oral presentation
04/ 2013 Graduate Seminar 2013 DK Molecular Enzymology, Graz
12/ 2012 “Enzymes and Signals“ joint research summit with the DK Molecular Mechanisms in Cell Signaling (Vienna), Graz, poster presentation
08/ 2012  GSA Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology meeting, Princeton University, USA
04/ 2010 ACIB Science days, Fürstenfeld, Austria
10/ 2010 ACIB- DSM meeting, Graz, Austria
03/ 2011 ACIB- DSM meeting, Graz, Austria

Professional experience

11/ 2010 - 07/ 2011  Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB, GmbH), Graz Junior Researcher
12/ 2009 - 01/ 2010 Project Assistant at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology
09/ 2009 Project Assistant at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology
08/ 2007 Institute of Organic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology
Summer 2002 Trainee at AVL UK Ltd. Peterborough, UK

Teaching activities

SS 2013 teaching assistant in the lab course "Methods in Immunology" MOL407, Graz University of Technology
SS 2012 MOL.407 „Immunologische Methoden“
SS 2011 MOL.601 “Mikrobiologische Übungen II”

2015 received the ÖGMBT/Polymun PhD Award for her dissertation “Molecular enzymology of lipolytic enzymes in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae“, which is granted for excellent dissertations in the field of Life Sciences in Austria
2014 Received a FWF Schrödinger Fellowship for a Post Doc position in the group of A. Menon at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Biochemistry, New York, USA
09/ 2013 Best Poster Award at the 5th OEGMBT Annual Meeting at the CCB Innsbruck
02/ 2012  Organizer of the 7th NAWI Graz Doctoral School – DocDay
2012 GSA poster award at the Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology meeting, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
2010 Master’s degree with honors

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