Please join us: Monday, August 10, 2015,  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The EXCITE Seminar


“Computational investigations of hERG K+ channels”

Anna Stary-Weinzinger, Ph.D.
University Assistant
University of Vienna, Austria
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology


BJCIH, 9th floor, Conference Room 9A/B

Coffee & Cookies will be served

Dr. Anna Weinzinger is University Assistant at the Department for Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Vienna. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Vienna. Her Ph.D. project at the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry focused on the structure of G-protein coupled odorant receptors and voltage gated calcium channels, using homology modeling, drug docking and MD simulations. She gained valuable modeling experience during a short term stay at H Robert Guy’s lab at the National Institute of Health, Bethesdsa, USA. From 2008 – 2009 she did a post doc in the lab of Bert de Groot at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen Germany, where she specialized on hERG potassium channels. In March 2009 she took up a University Assistant position at the Department for Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Vienna, where she continues working on voltage gated ion channels. Her main research topics include in silico membrane protein structure prediction & validation, protein dynamics simulations and drug–receptor interaction analyses. She is teaching molecular modeling and pharmacokinetics. Dr. Weinzinger is an associate editor for the journal frontiers in cardiac electrophysiology.

Dr. Anna Stary-Weinzinger, Ph.D.