October 2022

Christina Schäffer (BOKU Vienna), Chris Oostenbrink (BOKU Vienna) and Markus Blaukopf (BOKU Vienna) receive 596.000 € funding from the FWF for the research project “Structural glycobiology and inhibition of S-layer anchoring by secondary cell wall glycopolymers”. Collaborators in this project are Paul Kosma (BOKU Vienna), Stephen V. Evans (University of Victoria, CAN) and Tanmay Bharat (University of Oxford, UK).

October 2022

Christina Schäffer is promoted to the rank of Univ.Prof. for “Molecular Glycobiology” at BOKU Vienna, Department of Chemistry.

September 2022

Susanne Bloch, PhD returns to the Schäffer Research Group after maternity leave as a postdoctoral researcher with a dual affiliation at BOKU Vienna and at the Competence Center Periodontal Research, University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

August 2022

The Schäffer Research Group together with O. Andrukhov (Medical University of Vienna) and T. Thurnheer (University of Zurich) publish “Multispecies biofilm behavior rand host interaction support the association of Tannerella serpentiformis with periodontal health” Authors: Fabian. L. Kendlbacher, Suanne Bloch, Fiona F. Hager-Mair, Johanna Bacher, Bettina Janesch, Thomas Thurnheer, Oleh Andrukhov, and Christina Schäffer. Molecular Oral Microbiology, 2022; 1-19.

July 2022

Fiona Hager, PhD and Stephanie Walcher, MSc. from the Schäffer Group present their research work at the 25. AustroCarbNet Workshop at TU Graz, Austria.

May 2022

Dipl.-Ing. Cordula Stefanović from the Schäffer Group wins prestigious ÖAW Doc Fellowship to perform her PhD research project “Enzymatic ligation of pyruvylated secondary cell wall glycopolymer to peptidoglycan as an essential step for bacterial cell wall assembly”.

April 2022

Fiona Hager-Mair, PhD gives her first lecture on “Antimicrobials” within the frame of BOKU’s course LV 772.330 “Microbiology and Disease”.

December 2021

Christina Schäffer (BOKU Vienna), Erick M. Carreira (ETH Zurich) and Erik Reimhult (BOKU Vienna) receive 610.000 € funding from the WWTF within the frame of the 2021 Life Science Call “Chemical Biology” for the interdisciplinary research project “Mutanofactin – A molecular adhesive in cariogenic microbial biofilms?”