Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Barbara Wessner
T: +43-1-4277-48875
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Sprechstunde: Dienstag, 9:00-10:30, USZI (ÖISM). Bitte nur nach Voranmeldung per e-Mail.




Wessner, B, Roth, E, Hofmann, M & Bachl, N 2018, Einfluss des Alters. in N Bachl, H Löllgen, H Tschan, H Wackerhage & B Wessner (Hrsg.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit. Springer, Wien.

Wessner, B & Katschinka, G 2018, Einführung in die Genetik. in N Bachl, H Löllgen, H Tschan, H Wackerhage & B Wessner (Hrsg.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit. Springer, Wien.

Katschinka, G & Wessner, B 2018, Epigenetik und körperliche Aktivität. in N Bachl, H Löllgen, H Tschan, H Wackerhage & B Wessner (Hrsg.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit. Springer, Wien, S. 447-462. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-7091-1591-6_18

Wessner, B & Wackerhage, H 2018, Genexpression. in N Bachl, H Löllgen, H Tschan, H Wackerhage & B Wessner (Hrsg.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit. Springer, Wien.

Roth, E, Schober-Halper, B & Wessner, B 2018, Immunsystem. in N Bachl, H Löllgen, H Tschan, H Wackerhage & B Wessner (Hrsg.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit. Springer, Wien.


Wessner, B & Wackerhage, H 2018, Signaltransduktion. in N Bachl, H Löllgen, H Tschan, H Wackerhage & B Wessner (Hrsg.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit. Springer, Wien, S. 45-53.



Wessner, B, Tosevska, A, Hofmann, M, Franzke, B, Schober-Halper, B, Oesen, S, Tschan, H, Strasser, E-M & Wagner, KH 2017, Elastic Band resistance training induces extracellular matrix genes in skeletal muscle of older females as evaluated by RNA sequencing. in 22nd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science: Sport Science in a metropolitan area. ECSS, S. 432.

Boshnjaku, A, Bahtiri, A, Feka, K, Krasniqi, E, Tschan, H & Wessner, B 2017, Reliabilty and validity of field-based strength tests for elderly to be used in younger Kosovan adults. in 22nd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science: Sport Science in a metropolitan area. ECSS, S. 518.








Franzke, B, Schober-Halper, B, Hofmann, M, Oesen, S, Tosevska, A, Strasser, E-M, Wessner, B & Wagner, K-H 2016, Age and the effect of exercise, nutrition and cognitive training on oxidative stress. in Crossing Borders through Sport Science. 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts.



Wachter, D, Hofmann, M, Schober-Halper, B, Oesen, S, Franzke, B, Strasser, E-M, Wagner, K-H & Wessner, B 2016, Effects of resistance training alone or combined with nutritional supplementation and cognitive training on chronic low-grade inflammation of older adults. in Crossing Borders through Sport Science. 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts.


Wessner, B 2016, It’s never too late – exercise interventions to attenuate age-related loss muscle loss. in Crossing Borders through Sport Science. 21th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts.

Hofmann, M, Schober-Halper, B, Oesen, S, Franzke, B, Strasser, E-M, Wagner, K-H & Wessner, B 2016, Muscular activin receptor IIb expression is associated with dynapenia, age and body mass. in Crossing Borders through Sport Science. 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts.








Shalaj, I, Tishukaj, F, Gashi, F, Gjaka, M, Bachl, N, Wessner, B, Csapo, R & Tschan, H 2015, 'Injury incidence and injury patterns of elite-level male soccer players in Kosovo', Malmö, Schweden, 24/06/15 - 27/06/15, .

Franzke, B, Halper, B, Hofmann, M, Oesen, S, Pierson, B, Cremer, A, Bacher, E, Fuchs, B, Baierl, A, Tosevska, A, Strasser, E-M, Wessner, B, Wagner, K-H & Vienna Active Ageing Study Group 2015, 'The effect of six months of elastic band resistance training, nutritional supplementation or cognitive training on chromosomal damage in institutionalized elderly' Experimental Gerontology, Bd 65, S. 16-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2015.03.001




Franzke, B, Halper, B, Hofmann, M, Oesen, S, Peherstorfer, H, Krejci, K, Koller, B, Geider, K, Baierl, A, Tosevska, A, Strasser, E-M, Wessner, B, Wagner, K-H & Vienna Active Ageing Study Group 2014, 'The influence of age and aerobic fitness on chromosomal damage in Austrian institutionalised elderly' Mutagenesis, Bd 29, Nr. 6, S. 441-445. DOI: 10.1093/mutage/geu042


Hofmann, M, Schober-Halper, B, Oesen, S, Bachl, N, Wagner, K-H & Wessner, B 2014, Association between functional diagnosis of sarcopenia and blood-based biomarkers. in Sport Science around the Canals. 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts.

Shalaj, I, Tishukaj, F, Gjaka, M, Ademi, B, Pllana, A, Wessner, B, Csapo, R & Tschan, H 2014, Endurance and agility profile between male soccer players of different age categories. in Sport Science around the Canals. 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts.

Radman, I, Wessner, B, Markovic, G, Hackl, M, Ruzic, L & Bachl, N 2014, Evaluation of the 365-soccer shooting test. in Sport Science around the Canals. 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts.

Tishukaj, F, Shalaj, I, Gjaka, M, Ademi, B, Pllana, A, Wessner, B & Tschan, H 2014, Fitness profile among 15 year old adolescents in Prishtina, Kosovo. in Sport Science around the Canals. 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts.

Wessner, B 2014, Genetic variability and gene-environment interaction in relation to movement and sport. in 7th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology: Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology - Steps Forward (Conference Proceedings).



Oesen, S, Halper, B, Hofmann, M, Bachl, N, Wagner, K-H & Wessner, B 2013, 'Progressive resistance training and protein supplementation increases physical function in institutionalized elderly' 18th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Barcelona, Spanien, 26/06/13 - 29/06/13, .


Wessner, B, Berkowitsch, B, Laaber, O, Bachl, N & Tschan, H 2013, 'Circulating microRNAs specific for skeletal and/or cardiac muscle are enhanced after an Ironman triathlon race' 18th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Barcelona, Spanien, 26/06/13 - 29/06/13, .

Hofmann, M, Wessner, B & Bachl, N 2013, 'Gait speed and hand grip strength – more useful than muscle mass to estimate sarcopenia in elderly women?' 18th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Barcelona, Spanien, 26/06/13 - 29/06/13, .

Schlegel, W, Raimann, A, Halbauer, D, Scharmer, D, Sagmeister, S, Wessner, B, Helmreich, M, Haeusler, G & Egerbacher, M 2013, 'Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-1) Ec / Mechano growth factor - a splice variant of IGF-1 within the growth plate' PLOS ONE, Bd 8, Nr. 10. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076133


Polster, P, Bachl, N & Wessner, B 2013, 'Polymorphisms in beta adrenergic receptor genes differ between athletes and non-athletic controls' 18th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Barcelona, Spanien, 26/06/13 - 29/06/13, .

Hart, N, Sarga, L, Csende, Z, Koltai, E, Koch, LG, Britton, SL, Davies, KJA, kouretas, D, Wessner, B & Radak, Z 2013, 'Resveratrol enhances exercise training responses in rats selectively bred for high running performance' Food and Chemical Toxicology, Bd 61, S. 53-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.01.051

Wessner, B, Gryadunov-Masutti, L, Ferunaj, P, Erindi, A, Ploder, M, Tschan, H & Bachl, N 2012, 'Involvement of inflammatory transcription factors in the response of elderly weight lifters and sedentary controls to a single bout of resistance exercise' 17th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science, Bruges, Belgien, 4/07/12 - 7/07/12, .



Hackl, M, Wessner, B, Tschan, H, Nimmerichter, A & Bachl, N 2011, ''Bicycle-class': A school-based exercise intervention to support physical activity and health' 16th Annual Congress of the ECSS: Sports Sciences - New Horizons from a World Heritage City, Liverpool, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich, 6/07/11 - 9/07/11, .

Wessner, B, Hackl, M, Vidotto, C, Tschan, H & Bachl, N 2011, 'Chronic systemic low-grade inflammation, cardiovascular risk factors, physical activity, fitness and adiposity in children and adolescents aged 10 – 19 years' 10th Symposium of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology, Oxford, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich, 11/07/11 - 13/07/11, .

Halper, B, Hofmann, M, Vidotto, C, Bachl, N, Tschan, H & Wessner, B 2011, 'Influence of sports massage on immunological parameters ager high-intensity interval training' 10th Symposium of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology, Oxford, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich, 11/07/11 - 13/07/11, .

Halper, B, Hofmann, M, Vidotto, C, Bachl, N, Tschan, H & Wessner, B 2011, 'Influence of sports massage on immunological parameters ager high-intensity interval training' 16th Annual Congress of the ECSS: Sports Sciences - New Horizons from a World Heritage City, Liverpool, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich, 6/07/11 - 9/07/11, .

Wessner, B, Hackl, M, Vidotto, C, Tschan, H & Bachl, N 2011, 'Physical activity, fitness, chronic systemic low-grade inflammation, cardiovascular risk factors and body mass index in children and adolescents aged 10 – 19 years' 16th Annual Congress of the ECSS: Sports Sciences - New Horizons from a World Heritage City, Liverpool, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich, 6/07/11 - 9/07/11, .

Wessner, B 2010, 'Cancer Cachexia: Molecular mechanisms and countermeasures' 15th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), Antalya, Türkei, 23/06/10 - 26/06/10, .

Wessner, B 2010, 'Genetik und sportliche Leistungsfähigkeit als Thema der Sportkunde' Sportkunde - Konstruktion von Wissen und Können aus sportwissenschaftlicher Perspektive, Wien, Österreich, 21/09/10 - 23/09/10, .


Wessner, B, Gryadunov-Masutti, L, Tschan, H, Bachl, N & Roth, E 2010, 'Influence of inflammatory stimuli on muscle-specific microRNAs and myogenic markers in proliferating C2C12 skeletal muscle cells' FASEB Summer Research Conferences, Carefree, USA / Vereinigte Staaten, 18/07/10 - 23/07/10, .







Wessner, B & Goldspink, G 2009, 'Genetic influences on skeletal muscle hypertrophy' Workshop Genomics and Sports, Frankfurt, Deutschland, 5/02/09 - 6/02/09, .


Wessner, B 2009, 'Influence of inflammatory stimuli on growth-regulatory pathways in skeletal muscle cells' 9th Conference of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology (ISEI) "Exercise Immunology; Emerging relevance in clinical medicine", Tübingen, Deutschland, 21/09/09 - 23/09/09, .





Wessner, B, Vidotto, C, Gribitz, L, Atamaniuk, J, Bachl, N & Tschan, H 2009, 'Urinary excretion of 8-hydroxy-2´-deoxyguanosine <8-ohdg> as a biomarker of oxidative stress in ultra-marathon runners' 14th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science - Sport Sciences: Nature, Nutrition and Culture, Oslo, Norwegen, 24/06/09 - 27/06/09, .





Wirtitsch, M, Wessner, B, Spittler, A, Roth, E, Volk, T, Bachmann, L & Hiesmayr, JM 2007, 'Effect of different lipid emulsions on the immunological function in humans: a systematic review with meta-analysis' Clinical Nutrition, Bd 26, Nr. 3, S. 302-313.


Wessner, B 2007, 'Influence of extracurricular organized sport activities on body composition and physical fitness indices among 10-14 year olds' 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS 2007), Jyväskylä, Finnland, 10/07/07 - 16/07/07, .


Ploder, M, Pelinka, L, Schmuckenschlager, C, Wessner, B, Ankersmit, HJ, Fürst, W, Redl, HR, Roth, E & Spittler, A 2006, 'Lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis factor alpha production and not monocyte human leukocyte antigen-DR expression is correlated with survival in septic trauma patients' SHOCK, Bd 25, Nr. 2, S. 129-134.


Sadeghi, K, Wessner, B, Laggner, U, Ploder, M, Tamandl, D, Friedl, J, Zügel, U, Steinmeyer, A, Pollak, A, Roth, E, Boltz-Nitulescu, G & Spittler, A 2006, 'Vitamin D3 down-regulates monocyte TLR expression and triggers hyporesponsiveness to pathogen-associated molecular patterns' European Journal of Immunology, Bd 36, Nr. 2, S. 361-370.






Roth, E, Zellner, M, Wessner, B, Strasser, E-M, Manhart, N, Oehler, R & Spittler, A 2003, 'Glycine--an inert amino acid comes alive' Nutrition, Bd 19, Nr. 9.

Sturlan, S, Schneeberger, A, Fang, M, Beinhauer, BG, Lührs, P, Kutil, R, Wessner, B, Huang, L, Aasen, AO & Rogy, MA 2003, 'Intraperitoneal administration of pMP6/liposome complexes inhibits the growth of co-localized colon-26 adenocarcinoma cells by inducing a tumor-specific immune response' Anticancer Research, Bd 23, Nr. 6C, S. 4843-4851.


Roth, E, Oehler, R, Manhart, N, Exner, R, Wessner, B, Strasser, E-M & Spittler, A 2002, 'Regulative potential of glutamine--relation to glutathione metabolism' Nutrition, Bd 18, Nr. 3, S. 217-221.


Spielen Genetik und Epigenetik eine Rolle beim Erhalt von Muskelmasse und –funktion?

Wessner, B. (Invited speaker)
10 Nov 2017

Aktivität: Science to ScienceVortrag


Molecular Adaptation to Health-enhancing Physical Activity

Wessner, B. (VortragendeR)
26 Okt 201727 Okt 2017

Aktivität: AndereVortrag


Katabolie des chirurgischen Patienten: Kann man das durchbrechen?

Wessner, B. (Invited speaker)
20 Okt 2017

Aktivität: Science to ScienceVortrag


Successful program for healthy aging

Wessner, B. (Keynote speaker)
22 Aug 2017

Aktivität: Science to ScienceVortrag


Elastic band resistance training induces extracellular matrix genes in skeletal muscle of older females as evaluated by RNA sequencing

Wessner, B. (VortragendeR), Anela Tosevska (AutorIn), Marlene Hofmann (AutorIn), Franzke, B. (AutorIn), Barbara Schober-Halper (AutorIn), Stefan Oesen (AutorIn), Tschan, H. (AutorIn), Eva-Maria Strasser (AutorIn), Wagner, K. (AutorIn)
5 Jul 20178 Jul 2017

Aktivität: Science to ScienceVortrag


Reliability and validity of field-based strength tests for elderly to be used in younger Kosovan adults

Arben Boshnjaku (VortragendeR), Abedin Bahtiri (AutorIn), Kaltrina Feka (AutorIn), Ermira Krasniqi (AutorIn), Tschan, H. (AutorIn), Wessner, B. (AutorIn)
5 Jul 20178 Jul 2017

Aktivität: Science to ScienceVortrag


Mehr als gesunde Knochen: Vitamin D und Muskulatur

Wessner, B. (Invited speaker)
24 Mär 2017

Aktivität: Science to ScienceVortrag


Research methods: Planning, design and data acquisition

Wessner, B. (VortragendeR)
23 Mär 2017

Aktivität: AndereVortrag


Key elements of research proposals and study design

Wessner, B. (VortragendeR)
22 Mär 2017

Aktivität: AndereVortrag



Molecular Adaptation to Health-enhancing Physical Activity

Wessner, B. (VortragendeR)
28 Okt 2016

Aktivität: AndereVortrag




Protein in der Seniorenernährung – muss supplementiert werden?

Wessner, B. (Invited speaker)
8 Apr 2016

Aktivität: AndereVortrag


Experimental and quasi-experimental research

Wessner, B. (VortragendeR)
9 Mär 2016

Aktivität: AndereVortrag


Research methods: Planning, design and data acquisition

Wessner, B. (VortragendeR)
9 Mär 2016

Aktivität: AndereVortrag


Descriptive research methods

Wessner, B. (VortragendeR)
8 Mär 2016

Aktivität: AndereVortrag


How to prepare a research proposal

Wessner, B. (VortragendeR)
8 Mär 2016

Aktivität: AndereVortrag



Nutrition and Diseases

Wessner, B. (Invited speaker)
21 Nov 2015

Aktivität: AndereVortrag


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