Johanna Schachtl-Rieß receives the 3rd prize of the Wilhelm-Auerswald-Preis 2023

3 October 2023
Wilhelm-Auerswald-Preis awarded to Johanna Schachtl-Rieß (Picture by Stefan Burghart)
Wilhelm-Auerswald-Preis awarded to Johanna Schachtl-Rieß (Picture by Stefan Burghart)

On the 3rd of October 2023 the “Wilhelm-Auerswald-Preis” was awarded for the 32nd time for the best dissertation at a medical university in Austria. The 3rd place was awarded to our employee Johanna Schachtl-Riess for her dissertation with the title “Genetic epidemiological approaches to understand HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux capacity and lipoprotein(a)”.

German article of the “Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien” can be found here.


  • Schachtl-Riess JF, Schönherr S, Lamina C, Forer L, Coassin S, Streiter G, Kheirkhah A, Li Y, Meiselbach H, Di Maio S, Eckardt KU, Köttgen A, Kronenberg F, GCKD investigators: KLKB1 and CLSTN2 are associated with HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux capacity in a genome-wide association study. Atherosclerosis 368:1-11, 2023. PMID: 36812656
  • Schachtl-Riess JF, Kheirkhah A, Grüneis R, Di Maio S, Schoenherr S, Streiter G, Losso JL, Paulweber B, Eckardt KU, Köttgen A, Lamina C, Kronenberg F, Coassin S, GCKD Investigators: Frequent LPA KIV-2 variants lower lipoprotein(a) concentrations and protect against coronary artery disease. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 78:437-449, 2021. PMID: 34325833
  • Schachtl-Riess JF, Coassin S, Lamina C, Demetz E, Streiter G, Hilbe R, Kronenberg F: Lysis reagents, cell numbers, and calculation method influence high-throughput measurement of HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux capacity. J. Lipid Res. 62:100125, 2021. PMID: 34571016