As of January 2020, Lukas A. Huber, the President of ÖGMBT, will take office as Vice-President of VWGÖ, the Federation of Austrian Scientific Societies. The VWGÖ includes 220 scientific societies across all disciplines (Law, Economy & Social Sciences, Medicine & Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Basic and Integrative sciences, Fine Arts, Agriculture & Forestry, Theology etc.) representing 30.000 scientists. The VWGÖ was founded following World War II in order to revive the scientific community in Austria. Politics, industry and commerce and the broader public needed to be convinced that the foundation of scientific societies is indispensable for progress. Today the awareness raising and lobbying activities are needed more than ever, given shrinking public budgets for science. It was from this background, that the ÖGMBT took the strategic decision to nominate its President Lukas Huber, as Vice-President of VWGÖ.     Protest against Central Bank “Jubiläumsfonds” to be reserved only for…

FEMS Affiliates Letter December 2019

Friday, 20 December 2019 10:54
The FEMS Affiliates Letter is out! Read the December issue includiung news, grants, microbiology research, scientific events, job opportunities, and more... We want to highlight especially the FEMS Summer School for Postdocs 2020, which is now Open to Applicants. DEADLINES: 01.01.2020    Research and Training Grants 24.01.2020    FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Travel Award for Early Career Scientists 01.03.2020    FEMS-Jensen Award 01.03.2020    Meeting Attendance Grants 10.03.2020    FEMS-Lwoff Award The ÖGMBT has a very wide international network and is a member of several relevant scientific societies like FEMS. ÖGMBT members are automatically members of these societies and are entitled to benefits such as travel grants, short-term and long-term fellowships, Awards etc. Current CALLS and Deadlines are published on our webpage and are sent to our members within the ÖGMBT newsletter. Further info:  

School project: Microorganism of the year 2019

Thursday, 19 December 2019 04:16
ÖGMBT celebrated the International Day of Microorganisms - a good occasion to have the "Microorganism of the Year 2019" chosen in a competition Together with Open Science, the ÖGMBT called on pupils to choose the microorganism of the year 2019. School classes were asked to explain what distinguishes the microorganism they had chosen and what makes it so special. There were no limits to the imagination when it came to design - the submission documents could be drawn and designed by hand or worked out electronically. The only important thing was to show what the microorganism of 2019 should be. All submitted works were exhibited at the 11th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting, the most important congress for life sciences and biotechnology with 300 participants, in mid-September at the International Day of Microorganisms in Salzburg. Scientists reviewed and selected the submissions of the children. The winner was the work of Jonas, Jakob,…

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