Group Member: Christian Schmidl

Contact Details

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  • Phone: +43-140160-70066

Research Interests

  • Epigenetics and gene regulation
  • Transcription factor binding
  • Haematopoesis
  • Regulatory T cells

Academic Employment

  • Since December 2013: Post Doctoral Fellow in Christoph Bock's lab at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Vienna, Austria (
  • 2008 to 2013: PhD student in Michael Rehli’s lab at the University Hospital Regensburg, Germany (
  • September 2006 to April 2007: Visiting student in Brett Neilan’s lab at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (

Academic Degrees

  • 2013: PhD (Dr.rer.nat) in Biology, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • 2008: Diploma in Biology, University of Regensburg, Germany

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2013: Faculty of Biology and Preclinical Medicine PhD thesis award, Universitiy of Regensburg, Germany
  • 2006: DAAD internship travel grant, UNSW, Sydney, Australia


  • Pham TH, Minderjahn J, Schmidl C, Hoffmeister H, Schmidhofer S, Chen W, Laengst G, Benner C, Rehli M. 2013. Mechanisms of in vivo binding site selection of the hematopoietic master transcription factor PU.1. Nucleic acids research 41(13): 6391-6402.
  • Hansmann L, Schmidl C, Kett J, Steger L, Andreesen R, Hoffmann P, Rehli M, Edinger M. 2012. Dominant Th2 differentiation of human regulatory T cells upon loss of FOXP3 expression. Journal of immunology 188(3): 1275-1282.
  • Schmidl C, Hansmann L, Andreesen R, Edinger M, Hoffmann P, Rehli M. 2011. Epigenetic reprogramming of the RORC locus during in vitro expansion is a distinctive feature of human memory but not naive Treg. European Journal of Immunology 41(5): 1491-1498.
  • Hansmann L, Schmidl C, Boeld TJ, Andreesen R, Hoffmann P, Rehli M, Edinger M. 2010. Isolation of intact genomic DNA from FOXP3-sorted human regulatory T cells for epigenetic analyses. European Journal of Immunology 40(5): 1510-1512.
  • Schmidl C, Klug M, Boeld TJ, Andreesen R, Hoffmann P, Edinger M, Rehli M. 2009. Lineage-specific DNA methylation in T cells correlates with histone methylation and enhancer activity. Genome Research 19(7): 1165-1174.
  • Neumeier M, Weigert J, Schaffler A, Weiss TS, Schmidl C, Buttner R, Bollheimer C, Aslanidis C, Scholmerich J, Buechler C. 2006. Aldehyde oxidase 1 is highly abundant in hepatic steatosis and is downregulated by adiponectin and fenofibric acid in hepatocytes in vitro. Biochemical and biophysical research communications 350(3): 731-735.
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