CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Bergthaler studied veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and performed his graduate studies at the Institute of Experimental Immunology at the University/ETH Zurich (Drs. Hans Hengartner and Rolf Zinkernagel). After postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Aderem’s group at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle he started his own group at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Dr. Bergthaler`s major scientific focus rests on the molecular mechanisms that drive virus-induced immunosuppression and immunopathology. This is pursued through an integrative approach which complements mouse infection models with virological, immunological and pathological readouts coupled to systems-level technologies of next-generation sequencing and mass spectrometry. The inclusive perspective at the organ and organism level shall contribute to a better molecular understanding of how viral infections lead to disease.