Viola Winkler

operator microCT
Viola Winklers ORCID record:
Phone: +43 1 52177-254

since 2022: bITEM: Beyond the Item - Biographies and Itineraries of Cultural Heritage Objects in Museums and beyond (go!digital 3.0, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) [PI]

2020 - 2021: MicroMus: Unlocking the Microcosm - Micro-CT Analyses in Museum Collections (
FFG F&E-Infrastrukturförderung 2) [visualization expert]

  • since 2022 staff scientist - operator microCT
  • 2020 - 2021  Project researcher (3D visualization)
    MicroMus: Unlocking the Microcosm - Micro-CT Analyses in Museum Collections (FFG F&E Infrastrukturförderung 2)
  • 2018-2019 - Technical assistant at the Medical University of Vienna, Department of Anatomy
  • 2015-2018 - Master degree in Zoology, University of Vienna
    Master thesis: "3D cell proliferation patterns in developing bird limbs"
    Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerd B. Müller
  • 2011 - 2015 Bachelor degree in Biology (Zoology), University of Vienna
    Bachelor thesis: "Caching behavior of ravens and crows in a social context"
    Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar
  • 2011 - school leaving exam


L.F. Reissig, S. H. Geyer, V. Winkler, E. Preineder, F. Prin, R. Wilson, A. Galli, C. Tudor, J. K. White, T. J. Mohun, W. J. Weninger. Detailed characterizations of cranial nerve anatomy in E14.5 mouse embryos/fetuses and their use as reference for diagnosing subtle, but potentially lethal malformations in mutants. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2022 Nov 9;10:1006620. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.1006620. PMID: 36438572; PMCID: PMC9682249.

K. V. Chichkoyan, C. Villa, V. Winkler, L. Manuelli & G. E. Acuña Suarez (2022). Paleopathologies of the clavicles of the Megatherium americanum Cuvier 1796 (Xenartha, Mammalia) (Giant ground sloth) from the Pampean Pleistocene (Argentinia). Ameghiniana, 59(6), 390-406.

I. Feichtinger, A. O. Ivanov, V. Winkler, C. Dojen, R. Kindlimann, J. Kriwet, C. Pfaff, G. Schraut & S. Stumpf (2021): Scarce ctenacanthiform sharks from the Mississippian of Austria with an analysis of Carboniferous elasmobranch diversity in response to climatic and environmental changes. Journal of Vetrebrate Paleontology, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2021.1925902

H. Winkler & V. Winkler (2015): The brain of woodpeckers. In H Winkler &
F Gusenleitner (eds) Developments in Woodpecker Biology. Biologiezentrum des
Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Österreich pp.55-61

V. Winkler, H. Winkler, B.D. Metscher (2015): Klopf 3D-mal auf Holz – Neue Zugänge zur
Biomechanik des Spechtschädels. Vogelwarte – Zeitschrif für Vogelkunde, 53(4)

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3D models inspired by the collection of the NHM Vienna for 3D printing are available here.

Central Research Laboratories

Ackerl Florian
Project researcher ABOL III
Chen Rui Qiang
Project researcher BMK ABOL C321068
De Mattia Willy
Project researcher
Duda Michael
Project researcher
Fial Nathalie
project researcher RefDat (ABOL Austrian Barcode of Life)
Fischer Iris
Laboratory manager
Haring Elisabeth
Head of department
Heinzl Janine
Project researcher
Kapun Martin
Kargl Victoria
Project researcher ABOL reference data & BioBlitz coordination
Kirchner Sandra
Poject researcher for TETTRIs, Laboratory manager
Kruckenhauser Luise
Head of the DNA Laboratory / Curator of the DNA- and tissue collection / Staff scientist
Leeb Christoph
Project researcher
Löwenstein Augustina
project researcher Gemona (ABOL Austrian Barcode of Life)
Macek Oliver
Manager DNA & tissue collection, Collection Assistant (Myriapoda)
Reier Susanne
Project researcher
Schwarz Sandrina
Project researcher "biTEM"
Sittenthaler Marcia
Laboratory manager
Sonnleitner Michaela
project employee "ABOL"
Szucsich Nikolaus
Wanka Alexandra Julia
Laboratory manager
Wegner Wencke
Operator for microanalysis