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Wolfgang F. Graier*

*Member of the European Academia

born 4.3.1963 in Graz, Austria
2 children: *1992 and *1994

Education

1981-1988 Study of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Graz, Austria
12. July 1988 Master degree (Mag. pharm.) in Pharmaceutical Science (suma cum laude)
1988-1990 Ph.D. thesis in Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Graz, Austria
7. Feb. 1991 Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Graz, Austria (suma cum laude)
June 95 Habilitation in Biochemical Pharmacology at the Medical Faculty at the University of Graz, Graz, Austria
January 01 Habilitation in Physiology at the Medical Faculty at the University of Graz, Graz, Austria

 

Professional experinces

June 89 - Nov. 89 Contract Assistant at the Department of Pharma­cology and Toxicology, Universityof Graz, Austria
Dec.89 - Sept. 91 Research Assitant supported by the Austrian Science Fund, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Graz, Austria
Oct.91 - March 92 Military service, St. Michael and Graz, Military-Pharmasist
April 92 - May 93 Research Assistant (supp. Austrian Science Funds), Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Graz, Austria
May 93 - May 94 PostDoc Training in Physiology and Membrane biophysics at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, Vascular Cell Biophysics Laboratory (Prof. Dr. Mike Sturek), University Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA (supp. Max Kade Foundation, New York, USA)
June 94 - May 95 Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry at the University of Graz, Austria
June 95 - April 2009 Associate Professor (a.o. Univ. Prof.) at the Department of Medical Biochemistry & Medical Molecular Biology at the University of Graz, Austria
since Feb 2006 Head of the Research Unit for Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Medical University of Graz
1/2009-8/2015 Vice Speaker of the Cardio-Vascular Research Area at the Medical University of Graz, Austria
since May 2009 Full Professor of Molecular Biology at the Institute of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Medical University of Graz, Austria
since October 2009 Chair, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Medical University of Graz, Austria
since June 2015 Head, NIKON-Center of Excellence for Superresolution Microscopy, Graz
since April 2016 CEO, Next Generation fluorescence IMaging, NGFI (www.ngfi.eu)

Distinctions
•Herba Award 1991, Vienna, Austria
•Young Investigator Award 1992, Basel, CH at the International EDRF Symposium
•Best Poster Award, Basel, CH at the International EDRF Symposium
•Young Scientist Traveler Grant, Conference about Second Messenger and Phosphoproteins, Glasgow, UK
•Max Kade Stipendium (Austrian Academy of Sciences and Max Kade Fondation, USA)
•Erwin Schrödinger Auslandsstipendium (Austrian Research Fund) 1993-1994
•Young Scientist Traveler Award, Boston, USA 1993
•Otto-Loewi-Award 1994, Vienna, Austria
•Young Investigator Award 1995 der European Vascular Biology Association, Oxford, UK
•Paracelsus Award 1995, Austrian Society of Internal Medicine, Austria
•Höchst-Award, 1995, Austria
•Bristol-Myers Squibb Award, 1996, Austria
•Paracelsus Award 1999, Austrian Society of Internal Medicine, Austria
•Council Member of the European Society of Clinical Investigation 2002-2005
•Sanofi-Aventis Award 2004, Austria (Senior-Author)
•Vice President of the European Society of Clinical Investigation 2005-2006
•Sanofi-Aventis Award 2006, Austria (Senior-Author)
•Sanofi-Aventis Award 2007, Austria (Senior-Author)
•Since 2008: member of the ACADAEMIA EUROPAEA (Section Physiology & Medicine)
•teacher of the year 2009/2010
at the Medical University of Graz
•Since 2012: Official Nominator for the “Japan Prize
•teacher of the year 2015/16 at the Medical University of Graz

Editorial responsibilities
Associate Editor for Diabetologia 2000-2003
Editor for British Journal of Pharmacology 2000-2003
Editorial Board Member of Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology since 2001
Editorial Board Member of Current Cardiology Reviews since 2004
Editorial Board Member of Recent Patent Reviews on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery since 2005
Editorial Board Member of Pflugers Archive - European Journal of Physiology since 2008
Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Cardiovascular and Smooth Muscle Pharmacology since 2010
Associate Editor for Calcium Signaling since 2013
Editor (Section Molecular and Experimental Medicine) for Open Medicine since 2015
Editorial Board Member & Handling Editor of Scientific Reports since 2017
Editorial Board Member & Handling Editor of PeerJ since 2017

Invited reviewer for:
Journals: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology, Atherosclerosis, Biochemical Pharmacology, British Journal of Pharmacology, Biochimica and Biophysica Acta, Circulation Research, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Comperative Biochemistry and Physiology, Diabetes, Diabetes and its Complication, Diabetologia, European Journal of Clinical Investigation, European Journal of Pharmacology, Experimental Gerontology, FASEB Journal, Febs Letters, Hypertension, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Int. J. of Exp. and Clin. Pharmacol., Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Journal of Physiology London, Life Sciences, Nature Cell Biology, Pflügers Arch. - Eur. J. Physiology, Pharmacological Research, Pharmacology, PNAS, Plazenta, Science, Cell Reports, Scientific Reports, Science Signaling and others

Grant offices: Hong Kong University Grants Commitee, Hong Kong; Wellcome Trust, UK; MiUR, Italy; CIVR, Italy; Czech Science Foundation, Czech Republic; German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development - Israel/Germany; The Austrian National Bank, Austria, and others

Memberships (partially terminated)
American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Council, AHA, USA
American Physiological Society, APS, USA

Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology, ÖGMBT, Austria
European Calcium Society, ECS; Europe
International Cannabinoid Research Society, ICRS

Physiological Society, UK, Europe

Teachings activities (for details please see "Teaching")
Lectures
Arzneimittelinteraktionen 92-02
Signaltransduktion 97-
Vaskuläre Zellbiologie 95-
Medizinische Biochemie 95&96
Pharmakologie der Gefäße 95-
Lokale Gefäßregulation 99-
Courses for the Dr. rer. nat. education since 00

Involved in the teaching of Dr. sci. med. students since 02
Involved in the teaching for the PhD program Molecular Medicine at the MUG since 07

Practical courses
Medizinische Biochemie seit 95
Methoden der Vaskulären Zellbiologie seit 95
SSM (Curriculum  neu Medizin): Neurophysiologie/Herz-Kreislauf since 02

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