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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christine MANNHALTER Medical University of Vienna


1966-1974 Biotechnology at the University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources
1972-1974 Masters Thesis
1974-1977 Ph. D. Graduate Student, University Vienna Medical School, Department of Haematology and Haemostaseology
1977-1979 Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Sandra Schiffman, University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Haematology Division, Los Angeles, California
1981, 1983 Visiting Research Associate at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (3 months each)
1986 Training in Application of Gene Analysis for the Diagnosis of Haemophilia A and B with Dr. Ian Peake, Cardiff, UK
1977-1985 Research Assistant at the First Department of Medicine, University Vienna Medical School
1985 Habilitation
1985-1990 Assistant Professor at the same institution
1990 tit. Ao. Univ. Prof.
1990-1992 Associate Professor at the same institution
1992-2000 Associate Professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, University Vienna Medical School
since 2000 University Professor for Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Chemistry at the Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, University Vienna Medical School


President of the Austrian-German Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, since February 2003
Past President of the Austrian Society of Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Chemistry
Board Member of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), since September 2002
Member of the Scientific Committee for Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy at the Austrian Chancellery, since 1995
Chairperson of the Working Group "Molecular Diagnostics" of the Committee for Gene Technology of the University Vienna and the General Hospital Vienna
Member of the Ethics Committee of the University Vienna Medical School, since October 2000
Member of the Austrian Bioethics Board nominated by the Austrian chanceller, since June 2001, Vice President since October 2005
Member of the Bioethics advisory board of the City of Vienna, since October 2002


Total number of publications on April 24th, 2006: 220
Selected Publications
Impact of environmental and hereditary risk factors on the clinical manifestation of thrombophilia in homozygous carriers of factor V:G1691A., 2004
Is elevated mean platelet volume associated with a worse outcome in patients with acute ischemic cerebrovascular events? Stroke, 2004
Mutation of the prothrombin gene and thrombotic events in patients with polycythemia vera or essential thrombocythemia: a cohort study, Haematologica, 2005
Association of a functional polymorphism in the clopidogrel target receptor gene, P2Y12, and the risk for ischemic cerebrovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease, 2005
Matched case-control study on factor V Leiden and the prothrombin G20210A mutation in patients with ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack up to the age of 60 years, 2005
Interleukin-1 gene cluster variants and abdominal aortic aneurysms. Thromb Haemost, 2005


Fulbright Fellowship, 1977
Postdoctoral Fellowship with Prof. Dr. Sandra Schiffman, University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Hematology Division, Los Angeles, California, 1977-1979
Wilhelm Türk Preis of the Austrian Society of Haematology and Oncology, 1995
Alexander Schmidt Preis of the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research, 1996