Felix Mayer

Supervisor: Harald Sitte
Project: Unraveling the mechanism of action of new psychoactive substances and their phase 1 metabolites; PhD Thesis finished 20.04.2017

Conference Talks
Dopamine Vienna, Austria09/2013
YSA Vienna, Austria06/2014
APHARInnsbruck, Austria09/2014
AddResVienna, Austria05/2015
APHARVienna, Austria09/2015
Scholarship-awards of the Austrian Academy of SciencesVienna, Austria03/2016
APHAR 2016Vienna, Austria09/2016
DopamineVienna, Austria09/2016
Psychoactive metabolites might explain the sustained mephedrone action?€? (invited presentation)Center for Addiction Research and Science Meeting 2015 (Vienna, Austria)05/2017
The Brain in Flux: Genetic, Physiologic and Therapeutic Perspectives on Transporters in the nervous System 2017Maintenon, France08/2017
Amphetamine triggers reverse transport via the organic cation transporter 3?€?Dopamine 2017, Vienna, Austria09/2017
Pharmacological characterization of fluorinated phenmetrazines22nd Scientific Symposium of the Austrian Pharmacological Society (APHAR) 09/2017
An Unsuspected Role for Organic Cation Transporter 3 in the Actions of Amphetamine. Nancy Zahniser Memorial Symposium: The Dopamine Transporter in Health and Disease ASPET 2018 Annual Meeting on Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA (USA)04/2018

Conference Poster Presentations
APHARGraz, Austria09/2012
APHARVienna, Austria09/2013
YSAVienna, Austria06/2015
APHARGraz, Austria09/2015
NeuroscienceChicago, IL, USA10/2015
Experimental BiologySan Diego, CA, USA04/2016
YSAVienna, Austria06/2016
MolTag Science DayVienna, Austria11/2016

Courses and Enabling Skills Seminars
Project Management 10/2016
"Design, Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Studies" at Medical University of Vienna12/2016
"Design, Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Studies" at Medical University of Vienna, Part II05/2017

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
A quantitative model of amphetamine action on the 5-HT transporter.Br J Pharmacol. 171(4):1007-18. doi: 10.1111/bph.12520.02/2014
Phase I metabolites of mephedrone display biological activity as substrates at monoamine transportersBritish Journal of Pharmacology, 173(17):2657-68. doi: 10.1111/bph.1354707/2016
Application of a Combined Approach to Identify New Psychoactive Street Drugs and Decipher Their Mechanisms at Monoamine Transporters.Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2017;32:333-350. doi: 10.1007/7854_2016_63.12/2016
Synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of novel analogues of dehydroabietic acid prepared by CH-ActivationEur J Med Chem;126:937-943. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2016.12.012. 01/2017
Occupancy of the Zinc-binding Site by Transition Metals Decreases the Substrate Affinity of the Human Dopamine Transporter by an Allosteric MechanismJ Biol Chem. ;292(10):4235-4243. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.76014003/2017
Cocaine adulterationJ Chem Neuroanat. pii: S0891-0618(17)30003-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2017.06.001.07/2017
Fluorinated phenmetrazine "legal highs" act as substrates for high-affinity monoamine transporters of the SLC6 family.Neuropharmacology. pii: S0028-3908(17)30473-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2017.10.006. 10/2017
A kinetic account for amphetamine-induced monoamine release.J Gen Physiol. pii: jgp.201711915. doi: 10.1085/jgp.20171191502/2018
An unsuspected role for organic cation transporter 3 in the actions of amphetamineNeuropsychopharmacology (2018) doi:10.1038/s41386-018-0053-5 04/2018

TitleFunding organisationDate
Travel AwardAPHAR09/2012
DOC- Fellowship (2014-2016)Austrian Academy of Sciences12/2013
Travel AwardAPHAR 09/2015
Travel Award Experimental Biology04/2016
Best Poster Presentation Award, YSA, Vienna, 2016Medical University of Vienna06/2016
Best Poster Presentation Award, Serotonin, Seattle 2016NIH07/2016
Travel AwardISSR SEROTONIN07/2016
Best Poster Presentation Award15th Austrian Neuroscience Association Meeting, Klosterneuburg09/2017
Travel Reimbursement (Speaker)Experimental Biology, San Diego01/2018
Travel AwardISSR Serotonin, Cork, Ireland01/2018