Christian Doppler Laboratories (CDL)

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Christian Doppler Laboratory for Entropy Oriented Drug Design

Department of Organic Chemistry, Head: Nuno Maulide

CDG project

Partner: Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG

The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Entropy Oriented Drug Design (EnODD) focuses on minimising the flexibility of drug molecules through the use of fused ring systems and aims at designing, synthesising and validating rigid and "natural-product-like" compounds right from the beginning of the drug discovery process. Duration: 01.02.2019 - 31.01.2026

Christian Doppler Laboratory for Taste Research

Department of Physiological Chemistry, Head: Barbara Lieder

CDG project website

Excessive consumption of sugary foods is a major cause of the increasing prevalence of obesity. In the CDL for Taste Research, under the direction of Barbara Lieder from the Faculty of Chemistry, alternative sweeteners, their taste profile and their effect on metabolism are being researched. Through a combined approach of sensor technology, computer-aided and molecular-biological methods as well as human studies, the CD Laboratory for Taste Research is striving to establish a structure-effect relationship for substances that are relevant for sweetness perception and to investigate their effects on various cell systems that go beyond sweetness perception. The company partner is Symrise AG. Duration: 01.04.2018 - 31.03.2025

(Expired) Christian Doppler Laboratory for Thermoelectricity

Department of Materials Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna & Institute of Solid State Physics, TU Vienna, Head: Ernst Bauer, in cooperation with Silke Bühler-Paschen, Peter Rogl & Alexander Bismarck

Peter Rogl and Alexander Bismarck (Institute of Materials Chemistry) are scientific partners in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Thermoelectricity (Head: Ernst Bauer, Institute of Solid State Physics, Vienna University of Technology). The associated industry partners are Treibacher Industrie AG (TIAG) and AVL List. The aim of the CD Laboratory is to strengthen and expand the collaboration between scientific research on thermoelectric (TE) materials and the industrial production of materials and devices for TE applications. Duration: 01.07.2013 - end of 2020

(Expired) Christian Doppler Laboratory for Bioactive Aroma Compounds

Department of Physiological Chemistry, Head: Veronika Somoza

In the CDL for Bioactive Aroma Compounds aroma compounds were screened for their ability to influence serotonin release from neural cells (SH-SY5Y) and for their effects on gene expression by cDNA microarray. After validating the effects in further in vitro experiments (Caco-2 cells, 3T3-L1 adipocytes), the bioactive compounds were tested in a human intervention trial. Furthermore, the mechanism of action were evaluated in vitro. Finally, a proof-of-concept study was initiated to lead to the development of satiating products. Duration: 01.09.2011 - 31.08.2018