Dagmar Gotthardt, University of Verterinary Medicine Vienna, gave a talk on September 16, 2020 about „Natural Killer cells and their role in the surveillance and immune evasion of cancer“.

Heinz Redl, LBI Traumatology, Vienna visited our Institute on July 20, 2020 and held a lecture about „Diagnostic based acute- and regenerative therapy approaches in LBI Trauma/Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration“.

Maria Sibilia, Medical University of Vienna, visited our Institute on June 9, 2020 and presented the topic „Microenvironmental Drivers of Inflammation and Tumorigenesis“.

Markus Mitterhauser, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Applied Diagnostics visited our Institute on January 28, 2020 and talked about „Applied Diagnostics: you see what you treat, you treat what you see?”

Christopher J Rhodes, Imperial College London, visited our Institute on January 14, 2020 and held a talk about „Application of metabolomics and proteomics to Identify Unique Clinical Phenotypes in PAH“.

Bernd Lamprecht, Johannes Kepler University Linz, talked on January 7, 2020 about “Various aspects of COPD Epidemiology”


Ralph Schermuly, Justus-Liebig-University,  visited our Institute on Dec 17, 2019 and talked about „Antiproliferative drugs for treatment of pulmonary hypertension“.

Khodr Tello, UKGM Gießen visited on December 3rd, 2019 our Institute and gave a talk  about „Methods for recording right ventricular contractility“.

Andreas Zirlik, Medical University of Graz, talked on October 22, 2019 about „Inflammatory mechanisms in atherosclerosis.“

Erwin WagnerMedical University of Vienna, visited our Institute and held a lecture about „Innate immune signalling in Inflammatory Skin/Joint Disease and Lung Fibrosis” on September 10, 2019.

Youyang Zhao, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, visited our Institute on July 15, 2019 and held a talk about the topic „Targeting endothelial dysfunctional for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension: Role of PHD2/HIF-2a signaling”.

Klaus Groschner, Medical University of Graz, visited our Institute on May 7, 2019 and gave a talk about „optically controlled probe to identify lipid-gating fenestrations within the TRPC channels”.

Walter Klepetko, Medical University of Vienna, AKH Vienna, visited our Institute and held a lecture about „Lung Transplantation“ on April 30, 2019.

Dagmar Brislinger, Medical University of Graz, talked on April 09, 2019 about “3D cell culture models for vessels”.

Christophe Guignabert, Univ Paris Sud – Université Paris Saclay, Hôpital Marie Lannelongue, held a lecture on March 11, 2019 about „ Pericyte in Pulmonary Hypertension” in our Institute.

Johannes Grillari, Institute for Biotechnologie, BOKU, Vienna, Austria, visited our Institute and talked about „From cell senescence to biomarkers of age associated disease“ on February 12, 2019.

Bradley A.Maron, MD, Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, visited our Institute on January 29, 2019 and held a talk about the topic “Using artificial intelligence to clarify exercise intolerance phenotypes”


Richard Moriggl, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research, visited our Institute on October 16, 2018 and held a lecture about “Driver mutations in the JAK-STAT3/5 pathways in cancer and how to target them”.

Oliver Baum, Charité Berlin, held a lecture on September 18, 2018  about „nNOS in the integration of metabolism and capillary density in skeletal muscle“.

Norbert Voelkel, Virginia Commonwealth University, visited our Institute and held a lecture about „Position and Direction of PAH“ on June 26, 2018.

Wolfgang Prosch, University of Vienna, talked on May 15, 2018 about “Chest Computed Tomography of interstitial lung disease – the view of the Radiologist”.

Liliana Schaefer, Medical University of Frankfurt, visited our institute and held a lecture on May 8, 2018 about „Proteoglycan signaling at the crossroads”.

Tim Lahm, Indiana University School of Medicine, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, held a lecture on April, 17 about the topic “Sex differences in pulmonary hypertension — have we come closer to solving the estrogen paradox?”

Wolfgang Graier, Medical University of Graz, visited our institute on March 27, 2018 and gave a talk about  “Why the „How“ of mitochondrial calcium uptake matters”.

Claudio Mussolino, Uniklinik Freiburg, visited on March 20, 2018 our Institute and gave a talk about „Genome and Epigenome  Editing to tackle immunodeficiences“.

Kathrin Eller, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, held a talk on March 13, 2018 about „Unraveling pathomechanisms in glomerulonephritis“.

Arschang Valipour, Otto-Wagner-Spital Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Baumgartner Höhe, Wien, held a lecture on March 6, 2018 about the topic “Different COPD Phenotypes – are they important?”.

Saverio Bellusci, Universitätsklinikum Gießen , Germany, gave a talk on January 30, 2018 about „Fibroblast growth factor 10, a master regulator of epithelial and mesenchymal alveolar lineage formation during embryonic lung development and beyond”.

Mareike Lankeit, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin , visited our Institute on January 23rd, 2018 and held a lecture about „Risk assessment following acute pulmonary embolism”.

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Paul Vesely, Medical University of Graz, held a lecture on December 19th, 2017 about “LipoLUNG, Pathological lung phenotype of mice lacking Adipose Triglyceride Lipase”.

Peter Dorfmüller, Marie Lannelongue Hospital, Paris-South University, Le Plessis Robinson, France, gave a talk on November 21st, 2017 about “Crossroads, connections and similarities in PH pathology”.

Fabrice Antigny, French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Paris, held a talk in our institute on October 17th, 2017 about “KCNK3 channels in pulmonary arterial hypertension”.

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Dr. Jochen Wilhelm , Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen, visited our institute on Oktober 3rd, 2017 and talked about „Introduction to Linear Models”.

Prof. Yannick Allanore, Paris Descartes University, Paris, gave a talk on September 21st, 2017 about “Systemcic sclerosis and the lung: hot topics and future directions from the clinic and from the research laboratory”.

The LBG Career Center visited our institute on July 19th, 2017. Dr. Verena Aichholzer gave an overview about the concept of the LBG Career Center.

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Prof. Detlef Kirsten, Lungenclinic Grosshansdorf, Hamburg, held a talk in our institute on June 6th, 2017 about “Diagnostics and Current Therapy on Pulmonary Fibrosis”.

Prof. Michele D’Alto, Second University of Naples, Caserta, gave a talk on March 24th, 2017 about “Exercise Echo and Differentiation of HfpEF with Imaging”.

Prof. Harrison Farber, Boston University, Boston, visited our institute on March 3rd, 2017 and talked about “Contradiction and Update in Reveal Register”.


Prof. Veronika Müller, Department of Pulmonology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, talked about “IPF: clinical aspects and own experiences” on November 22nd, 2016.

Dr. Natalia Kunowska, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Sanger Institute, UK joined our team on October 24th, 2016. She discussed with us the topic “Leveraging epigenetics to understand human genetic variation”.

Prof. Dr. med. Peter König, Institute of Anatomy, University of Lübeck, Germany discussed with us the topic “Watching the lung work – new approaches in microscopic lung imaging” on April 5th, 2016.

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Uhlig, Dean of the Facuty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen and Board Member of the University Hospital Aachen (UKA) had his lecture about “Mechanisms of pulmonary vascular permeability: the link between prostaglandin E2 and TRPC6 receptors” on March 16th, 2016 in our institute. We very much enjoyed the shared time in the LBI for Lung Vascular Research as well as in the Division of Pulmonology of the LKH Graz and the lively discussions.


Prof. Dr. Ghazwan Butrous from the School of Pharmacy, University of Kent and the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, Canterbury, UK was with us on March 15th, 2016. His talk was entitled: “The role of infection and inflammation on PVD”.

It was a great pleasure for us to have Dr. Matthias Brock, Klinik für Pneumologie, Universitätsspital Zürich as a guest on February 22nd, 2016 in our institute. His lecture about “A new sight on gene regulation: noncoding RNAs in pulmonary diseases“ found a very positive echo.


We could welcome Prof. Dr. Gerald Höfler, Medical University Graz, in the LBI-LVR on January 26th, 2016. He talked about “The role of metabolic lipases in cancer development and progression”.



On 11th November 2015, Dr. Gabriele Grunig New York University School of Medicine, Tuxedo, US gave a presentation in the LBI seminar room detailing her most recent work. Her research interests include asthma, air pollution and pulmonary hypertension.

PD Dr. Frank Zauke, University Köln, had a lecture entitled “The role of thrombospondins in collagen homeostasis – implications for fibrotic diseases”  in our institute on 30th June 2015.


Prof. Peter Holzer, Medical University Graz, talked about  “Gut-brain communication driven by microbiota” on 23rd June 2015. The participants very much enjoyed the scientific discussion.


Prof. Andreas Günther, UKGM Giessen, Germany visited our institute on 5th May 2015 in order to give his lecture entitled “Alveolar Epithelial Injury, Repair and Regeneration in Lung Fibrosis”.

Prof. Norbert Voelkel, Faculty Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Virginia Commonwealth University, US participated in our LBI LVR seminar series as an invited speaker. Topic of his lecture: “The landscape and spectrum of severe PAH and the implications for therapy”. Young scientists had the opportunity to join the lecture and discuss the topic with Prof. Voelkel in our LBI seminar room on 17th March 2015.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Eickelberg, the Director of the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease (iLBD) at the Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany had a talk entitled “A personal journey of science and medicine” on 10th March 2015 as a guest of our institute. This event was a co-operation of the Medical Studies and the PhD Programmes of the MUG.


Dr. Andrea Steinbicker of the Medical Faculty Münster, Germany visited our institute on 13th January 2015 in order to give her lecture about “Iron homeostasis in pulmonary hypertension”.

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Ass. Prof. Dr. Szabolcs Osvath of the Department of Biophysics and Radiation Biology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary held his lecture about “Motion based X-ray imaging modality” on 3th April 2014.


Dr. Christine Veith and Dr. Friederike Weisel of the Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center, Giessen, Germany visited our institute on 13th December 2013. Dr. Christine Veith had a lecture about “Hypoxia- or PDGF-BB-dependent paxillin tyrosine phosphorylation in pulmonary hypertension is reversed by HIF-1alpha depletion or imatinib treatment” and Dr. Friederike Christine Weisel about “Impact of AMD-1 on vascular remodeling in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension”.

Prof. Jason X.-J- Yuan is currently professor in the Department of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, US. He also operates as director of two programs at the University of Illinois in Chicago: the pulmonary hypertension translational research program of the Institute for Personalized Respiratory Medicine and the program in pulmonary vascular disease and right heart function in the Center for Cardiovascular Research. Jason Yuans research focus comprises the pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension as well as the cellular mechanisms of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction. He is an expert in electrophysiology of ion channels in smooth muscle and endothelial cells and in calcium signaling and regulation. On 4th June 2013, we were able to welcome him in our institute. He held a talk about “The pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary arterial hypertension: role of CaSR and TRPC”.

Dr. Jochen WilhelmUniversity Giessen Lung Center, Giessen, Germany, visited us in order to give a statistical course in the beginning of June 2013.

Prof. Dr. Robert VoswinckelUKGM, Giessen, Germany, visited us on May 2nd, 2013. The title of his talk was: “The who is who of pulmonary fibroblasts – dissecting their role in development and disease”.

Dr. Christoph TabelingCharité – University Berlin, Germany, visited us on April 17th, 2013 and gave a talk about: “Th2 inflammation and autoantibodies – possible contribution to the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension”.

Prof. Norbert Weissmann, ECCPS, Giessen, Germany had his talk on April 15th, 2013: “Mechanisms of ischemia-reperfusion induced lung injury – NAPDH oxidases and TRP channels”.

MD PhD Anton Vonk Noordegraaf is professor in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences at the Vrije University Amsterdam, a tertiary referral centre for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in the Netherlands. He visited our institute on 11th and 12th March, 2013 and held a talk with the title “Right ventricular dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension”. His colleague, Dr. Harm Jan Bogaard, talked about “Molecular mechanisms of right ventricular dysfunction”.

Prof. Christoph Becker-PaulyInstitute of Biochemistry, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany had a talk about “It’s make or break: metalloproteases in collagen assembly and angiogenesis” on 4th February, 2013 in our institute.


PD Dr. Johnson Thorsten, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany held his talk “Dual-energy computed tomography” in October 2012.

Dr. Jochen Wilhelm, University Giessen Lung Center, Giessen, Germany, visited us in order to give a statistical course in July 2012.

Prof. Norbert Weissmann, ECCPS, Giessen, Germany had his talk in June 2012: “Inhibition of iNOS reverses tobacco smoke-induced lung emphysema and pulmonary hypertension in mice”.

Prof. Zoltán Néda, Dr. Ferenc Járai-Szabó and Dr. Susana Sárközi from the Department of PhysicsBabes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania visited our institute between the 11th and 20th of June, 2012. Prof. Zoltán Néda gave a lecture about: “The unexpected rhytm”.

Dr. László Czirják is Professor of Rheumatology and Medicine and Head of the Department of Immunology and Rheumatology of the University of Pécs, Hungary. Together with his colleagues, Dr. András Komócsi and Dr. Réka Faludi, he had talks in our institute on June 1st, 2012. Prof. László Czirják talked about “Epidemiology and different manifestation of collagenoses”, Dr. András Komócsi about “Cardiac and pulmonary-vascular participation of scleroderma” and Dr. Réka Faludi about “Diastolic dysfunction in scleroderma patients.”

Dr. Gabriele Grunig is assistant professor in the New York University School of Medicine in New York, US. She visited our institute from February 29th to March 2nd, 2012 and had a talk about “Inflammatory response in pulmonary arterial remodelling.”

Prof. Martin Witzenrath is Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine at the Charité – University Berlin, Germany. He held a talked titled “Th2 inflammation in mice: a suitable model for PAH?” in January 2012.


Dr. Ferenc Jarai-Szabo from the Department of PhysicsBabes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania visited our institute from November 18th until 27th, 2011.

Prof. Dr. med. Ludger Fink from the Institute for Pathology and Cytology at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen visited our institute on August 8th, 2011 to give a lecture: “Pathology and morphology of pulmonary hypertension.”

Dr. István Krizbai, Attila Gergely Végh and Csilla Fazakas from the Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary visited our institute from March 20th until 26th, 2011 (Dr. Krizbai) or March 13th until April 8th, 2011 (Dr. Vegh and Fazakas) respectively. They gave lectures about brain endothelial research. Csilla Fazakas had an official lecture: “Mechanisms of the interaction between melanoma and cerebral endothelial cells.”