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Mag. Dr. Christa Nöhammer

Mag. Dr. Christa Nöhammer


Senior Scientist


Health & Bioresources

Competence Unit

Molecular Diagnostics




+43 50550 4404


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Molecular Diagnostics

Main Research: Biomarker Discovery in Body Fluids

Experience: • Biomarker discovery/validation from tissue and body fluids (plasma/saliva) • Complex Disease diagnostics (cancer, COPD, diabetes, immune-mediated diseases) • Multiplexed omics Technologies (Microarrays, Next Generation sequencing, microfluidic qPCR etc.) • Extracellular vesicles

  • 2011-now: Senior Scientist
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2009-2011: Head of the Molecular Medicine Unit
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2004-2009: Head of the Molecular Diagnostics Unit
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Austria
  • 2001-2003: Staff Scientist and Project Leader
    ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH / Austria
  • 1996-2001: PhD student
    Medical University Graz, Institute of Pathology / Austria
  • 1993-1993: Master Student
    Harefield Hospital / United Kingdom
  • 1989-1996: Studies of Microbiology
    University of Graz / Austria
  • 2017-now: Austrian Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ASEV)
  • 2017-now: Österreichische Plattform für Personalisierte Medizin (ÖPPM)


  • Myocardial dysfunction and male mortality in peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha knockout mice overexpressing lipoprotein lipase in muscle.
    Author(s): Nöhammer C, Brunner F, Wölkart G, Staber PB, Steyrer E, Gonzalez FJ, Zechner R, Hoefler G
    Journal: Lab Invest. (2003)
  • Identification of human pathogens isolated from blood using microarray hybridisation and signal pattern recognition.
    Author(s): Wiesinger-Mayr H, Vierlinger K, Pichler R, Kriegner A, Hirschl AM, Presterl E, Bodrossy L, Noehammer C
    Journal: BMC Microbiol. (2007)
  • Microarray-based in vitro test system for the discrimination of contact allergens and irritants: identification of potential marker genes.
    Author(s): Szameit S, Vierlinger K, Farmer L, Tuschl H, Noehammer C
    Journal: Clin. Chem. (2008)
  • Strategies for Validation and Testing of DNA Methylation Biomarkers
    Author(s): Noehammer C, Pulverer W, Hassler MR, Hofner M, Wielscher M, Vierlinger K, Liloglou T, McCarthy D, Jensen TJ, Nygren A, Gohlke H, Trooskens G, Braspenning M, Van Criekinge W, Egger G, Weinhaeusel A.
    Journal: Epigenomics (2014)
  • High Similarity of IgG Antibody Profiles in Blood and Saliva Opens Opportunities for Saliva Based Serology
    Author(s): Hettegger P, Huber J, Paßecker K, Soldo R, Kegler U, Nöhammer C, Weinhäusel A.
    Journal: PlosOne (2019)

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