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The RESPImmun Young Faculty

Valentina BIASIN, PhD

Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A-8036 Graz;

phone: +43-316-385 72917, fax: +43-316-385 13428,  e-mail
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ORCID-ID: 0000-0002-6277-1463
Research areas:
  Vascular remodelling, extracellular matrix, lung fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, collagen deposition, smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts, steroid hormones, lipid metabolism
Career history:
2019–present Post-Doctoral Researcher, Endocrinology and Diabetology Department, Medical University of Graz and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Graz, Austria; Principal Investigator: Prof. Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch and Grażyna Kwapiszewska
2015 Visiting Researcher, at Prof. Małgorzata Wygrecka; Department of Biochemistry, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gieß, Germany
2015–2018 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Graz, Austria, Principal Investigator: Grażyna Kwapiszewska
2013 Visiting Researcher at Prof. Christoph Becker-Pauly; Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Institute of Biochemistry, Unit for Degradomics of the Protease Web University of Kiel, Germany
2010–2014 PhD Studies, passed with distinction, Medical University of Graz (Austria), Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, PhD student of the Doctoral College "Molecular Medicine", Supervisors: Prof. Andrea Olschewski and Grażyna Kwapiszewska, Title: "Hypoxia-induced vascular remodelling: identification of new molecular target"
2007–2010 Master study in Medical Biotechnology, passed with distinction, University of Trieste, Italy
2004–2007 Bachelor study in Biotechnology, University of Trieste, Italy
Career-related activities (5 most important):
2019–present Member of MuSkITYR – MusculoSkeletal Interdisciplinary Translational Young Researchers
2019–present Member of the steering committee of CONNECT – Open Innovation Project in Science
2014–present Member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS)
2014–present Member of the Austrian Society of Pulmonology (ÖGP)
2011–2013 Member of the Scientific & Technological Cooperation project: "Pulmonary hypertension in systemic sclerosis and the relevance of transcriptional factors for the development of the disease" between Austria and Croatia funded by OEAD (Österreichischer Austauschdienst)

Invited referee for 4 scientific journals and 1 funding organization
Major honours and awards (5 most important):
2015 DACH Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium Poster Prize 2015
2015 Michael Neumann Prize offered by Austrian Society of Pneumology
2015 PH UP2DATE Prize
2013 American Thoracic Society Travel Grant 2017 of the ÖGP (Austrian Society of Pneumology)