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Group Member: Matthias Farlik

Contact Details

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  • Phone: +43 1 40160 70066

Research Interests

  • Transcription
  • Epigenetics
  • Signal transduction
  • Protein interaction
  • Cancer
  • Infection biology

Academic Employment

  • From April 2012 - Post Doctoral Fellow at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) in Vienna
  • From 2011 - 2012 - Post doctoral Fellow at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) in the group of Thomas Decker, studying novel mechanisms of transcription initiation
  • From 2006 - 2011 - PhD thesis at MFPL, group Thomas Decker, with the focus on the transcriptional response in macrophages after infection with Listeria monocytogenes
  • From 2005 - 2006 - Master thesis at MFPL, group Thomas Decker, studying the transcriptional response to IFN gamma

Academic Degrees

  • January 2011 - PhD degree (Doctor rerum naturalis) in molecular biology at the University of Vienna
  • April 2006 - Master degree in Microbiology and Genetics at the University of Vienna 

Scholarships and Awards

  • "Award of Excellence" of the Austrian Minister of Sciences - The 'Awards of Excellence' were founded in 2008 to recognize Austria's best PhD graduates across all research fields. Each university may nominate only a few recent thesis, the precise number being determined by the number of students.
  • 'Ursula and Fritz Melchers - Dissertationspreis (PhD Award)' - by the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology

Publications and Book Chapters

  • Farlik, M., Rapp, B., Marié, I., Levy, D. E., Jamieson, A. M., & Decker, T. (2012). Contribution of a TBK1-IRF7 pathway to IFN-γ- induced gene expression. Molecular and cellular biology
  • Guarda, G., Braun, M., Staehli, F., Tardivel, A., Mattmann, C., Förster, I., Farlik, M., Thomas Decker, Renaud A. Du Pasquier, Pedro Romero, and Jürg Tschopp (2011). Type I interferon inhibits interleukin-1 production and inflammasome activation. Immunity
  • Farlik, M., Reutterer, B., Schindler, C., Greten, F., Vogl, C., Müller, M., and Decker, T. (2010). Nonconventional Initiation Complex Assembly by STAT and NF-kappaB Transcription Factors Regulates Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression.
  • Ramsauer K, Farlik, M, Zupkovitz G, Seiser C, Kröger A, Hauser H, Decker T (2007) Distinct modes of action applied by transcription factors STAT1 and IRF1 to initiate transcription of the IFN-gamma-inducible gbp2 gene. PNAS
  • Amanda M. Jamieson, Matthias Farlik and Thomas Decker (2012). How Stats Interact with the Molecular Machinery of Transcriptional Activation. Jak-Stat Signaling: From Basics to Disease; Springer
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