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Dr. Gerald N. Rechberger (Senior Scientist)

phone: +43 (316) 380 - 1933

research topics
Mass spectrometry:
Protein analysis with nanoESI-MS and MS/MS
Lipid analysis with MS and MS/MS
Method development

curriculum vitae
Born December 6, 1973 in Bruck/Mur, Austria
1992-2002 Studies of Chemistry with specialization in Biochemistry at the Karl-Franzens- University Graz; Diploma 2000; PhD 2002
2003 Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Karl-Franzens- University Graz
2009 Senior Scientist at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Karl-Franzens- University Graz


  • Radner Franz P, Streith Ingo Erich, Schoiswohl Gabriele, Schweiger Martina, Kumari M, Eichmann Thomas Oliver, Rechberger Gerald, Koefeler Harald Christian, Eder Sandra, Schauer S, Theussl HC, Preiss-Landl Karina, Lass Achim, Zimmermann Robert, Hoefler Gerald, Zechner Rudolf, Haemmerle Guenther.
    Growth retardation, impaired triacylglycerol catabolism, hepatic steatosis, and lethal skin barrier defect in mice lacking comparative gene identification-58 (CGI-58).
    J Biol Chem. 2009 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Damm Markus, Rechberger Gerald, Kollroser Manfred, Kappe Christian Oliver.
    Microwave-assisted high-throughput derivatization techniques utilizing silicon carbide microtiter platforms.
    J Chromatogr A. 1217 (2010), 167-70.

  • Bernhart E, Kollroser Manfred, Rechberger Gerald, Reicher Helga, Heinemann A, Schratl P, Hallstroem S, Wintersperger A, Nusshold Christoph, DeVaney T, Zorn-Pauly K, Malli R, Graier Wolfgang, Malle Ernst, Sattler Wolfgang.
    Lysophosphatidic acid receptor activation affects the C13NJ microglia cell line proteome leading to alterations in glycolysis, motility, and cytoskeletal architecture.
    Proteomics. 10 (2010), 141-58.

  • Kienesberger Petra , Lee D, Pulinilkunnil T, Brenner DS, Cai L, Magnes Christoph, Koefeler Harald Christian, Streith Ingo Erich, Rechberger Gerald Nikolaus, Haemmerle Guenther, Flier JS, Zechner Rudolf, Kim YB, Kershaw EE.
    Adipose triglyceride lipase deficiency causes tissue-specific changes in insulin signaling.
    J Biol Chem. 284, (2009), 30218-29.

  • Spirk Stefan, Belaj Ferdinand, Nieger M, Koefeler Harald, Rechberger Gerald Nikolaus, Pietschnig Rudolf:
    Exploring the Anion-Cation Interaction in m-Terphenyltetrafluorosilicates by Using Multinuclear NMR Spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction, and ICR-FT-MS,
    Chemistry 15 (2009): 9521-9.

  • Damm Markus, Rechberger Gerald, Kollroser Manfred, Kappe Christian Oliver: An evaluation of microwave-assisted derivatization procedures using hyphenated mass spectrometric techniques, in: Journal of Chromatography A 1216 (2009), 5875-81.

  • Morak Maria, Schmidinger Hannes, Krempl P, Rechberger Gerald, Kollroser Manfred, Birner-Gruenberger Ruth, Hermetter Albin: Differential activity-based gel electrophoresis (DABGE) for comparative analysis of lipolytic and esterolytic activities, in: Journal of Lipid Research 50 (2009):1281-92.

  • Beranek Andreas, Rechberger Gerald, Knauer Heide, Wolinski Heimo, Kohlwein Sepp-Dieter, Leber Regina: Identification of a cardiolipin-specific phospholipase encoded by the gene CLD1 (YGR110W) in yeast, in J. Biol Chem 284 (2009):11572-8.

  • Raspotnig, Guenther Johann; Stabentheiner, Edith; Föttinger, Petra; Schaider, Miriam; Krisper, Guenther; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Leis, Hans-Jörg: Opisthonotal glands in the Camisiidae (Acari, Oribatida): evidence for a regressive evolutionary trend, in: Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 47 (2009), 77 - 87.

  • Birner-Gruenberger, R.; Susani-Etzerodth, H; Kollroser, Manfred; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Hermetter, Albin: Lipolytic and esterolytic activity-based profiling of murine liver, in: Proteomics 17 (2008), 3645 - 3656.

  • Malanovic, Nermina; Streith, Ingo Erich; Wolinski, Heimo; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Kohlwein, Sepp-Dieter; Liuta-Tehlivets, Oksana: S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine hydrolase, key enzyme of methylation metabolism, regulates phosphatidylcholine synthesis and triacylglycerol homeostasis in yeast: implications for homocysteine as a risk factor of atherosclerosis, in: Journal of Biological Chemistry 283,35 (2008), 23989 - 23999.

  • Pietschnig, Rudolf; Fechtelkord, M.; Spirk, Stefan; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus: Phosphoryl Triamide Polymers Revisited: Identification of Structural Units with ESI-MS/MS and Solid State NMR., in: Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 18 (2008),2 (2008), 272 - 276.

  • Pietschnig, Rudolf; Spirk, Stefan; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Merz, Klaus: Selenenylphosphonium Ions as Intermediates in the Phosphane Assisted Methylation of Elemental Selenium, in: Inorganica Chimica Acta 2008,361 (2008), 1958 - 1964.

  • Madl, Tobias; Sterk, Heinz; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Mittelbach, Martin: Tandem mass spectrometric analysis of a complex triterpene saponin mixture of Chenopodium quinoa , in: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 17,6 (2006), 795 - 806.

  • Pietschnig, Rudolf; Spirk, Stefan; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Nieger, M.: Formation and structural characterization of a sterically protected silicic acid diester, in: Applied Organometallic Chemistry 29 (2006), 683.

  • Schmeisser, Ernst Leonhard; Rumpler, Alice; Kollroser, Manfred; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Gössler, Walter Karl; Francesconi, Kevin: Arsenic fatty acids are human urinary metabolites of arsenolipids present in cod liver, in: Angewandte Chemie (International Edition) 45 (2006), 150 - 154.

  • Birner-Gruenberger, R.; Susani-Etzerodth, H; Waldhuber, M; Riesenhuber, G; Schmidinger, H; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Kollroser, Manfred; Strauss, Juliane Gertrude; Lass, Achim; Zimmermann, Robert; Haemmerle, Guenter; Zechner, Rudolf; Hermetter, Albin: The lipolytic proteome of mouse adipose tissue, in: Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 4 (2005), 1710 - 1717.

  • Fauler, Günther; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Devrnja, Danijela; Erwa, Wolfgang; Plecko, Barbara; Kotanko, Peter; Paschke, Eduard; Breunig, Frank: Rapid determination of urinary globotriaosylceramide isoform profiles by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry using stearoyl-d35-globotriaosylceramide as internal standard., in: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 19 (2005), 1499 - 1506.

  • Gauster, Martin; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Steyrer, Ernst; Sattler, Wolfgang; Frank, Sasa: Endothelial lipase releases saturated and unsaturated fatty acids of high density lipoprotein phosphatidylcholine. , in: Journal of Lipid Research 19 (2005), 1517 - 1525.

  • Leis, Hans-Jörg; Fauler, Günther; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Windischhofer, Werner: Electron-capture mass spectrometry: a powerful tool in biomedical trace level analysis., in: Current Medicinal Chemistry 11 (2004), 1585 - 14594.

  • Leis, Hans-Jörg; Fauler, Günther; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Windischhofer, Werner: Quantitative trace analysis of estriol in human plasma by negative ion chemical ionization gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a deuterated internal standard, in: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences 794 (2003), 205 - 213.

  • Leis, Hans-Jörg; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Fauler, Günther; Windischhofer, Werner: Enantioselective trace analysis of amphetamine in human plasma by gas chromatography/negative ion chemical ionization mass spectrometry., in: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 17 (2003), 569 - 575.

  • Leis, Hans-Jörg; Windischhofer, Werner; Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Fauler, Günther: Synthesis of [(18)O(2)]valproic acid and its use as an internal standard for the quantitative measurement by gas chromatography-electron ionization mass spectrometry. , in: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences 784 (2003), 69 - 75.

  • Rechberger, Gerald Nikolaus; Fauler, Günther; Windischhofer, Werner; Kofeler, H.; Erwa, Wolfgang; Leis, Hans-Jörg: Quantitative analysis of clindamycin in human plasma by liquid chromatography/electrospray ionisation tandem mass spectrometry using d1-N-ethylclindamycin as internal standard., in: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 17 (2003), 135 - 139.


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