The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is the global organization that provides objective scientific expertise and develops the essential tools for the application and communication of chemical knowledge for the benefit of humankind and the world. In 2019 IUPAC entered its second century, providing an opportunity to launch initiatives to create a more diverse and inclusive community. This webinar offers an overview, some insights and progress on this journey, with a focus on gender issues.

The event will be held online on October 26th, 2022 at 2-4 PM CEST.

More infos on the webinar and registration form: https://gender-equality-in-science.org/event/scges-webinar-october-26th-2022/

 

Participants in the webinar:

Laura McConnell, Bayer Crop Science, Bayer Science Fellow, Regulatory Scientific Affairs, United States
“Building A Global Network”

Mary Garson, Professor, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
“Expanding the Role of Women in IUPAC”

Mei-Hung Chiu, Professor, National Taiwan Normal University, Graduate Institute of Science Education
“Nurturing a more inclusive STEM Community”

Discussion moderated by Mark Cesa, President of IUPAC, 2014-15.

 

New ÖGMBT company member

Monday, 03 October 2022 02:01

We welcome our new ÖGMBT Company Member: Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft Career Center (LBG-CC)

 

 LBG Career Center – We care for Pre- & Post-Docs

We support (young) researchers in Austria in achieving their individual career goals – in or outside of academia. Contact us for a career chat, join our workshops or special programs and design your own unique career path! We empower you to enhance your knowledge and skills for your next career steps and to expand your network. Apply for our next program “Digital Transformation for Researchers” until October 16 and dive deeper into the world of Digitization & Data Science.

 

CYTIVA virtual half-day forum

Thursday, 29 September 2022 04:22

Half-day virtual event from Cytiva: How biotech startups and translational researchers can prepare to bring innovative treatments to patients

Cytiva has invited several noteworthy colleagues from our industry to share their experience in an intimate online forum.

Join guests from THT Biomaterials (Vienna, AT), Charité (Berlin, DE), Prime Vector Technologies (Tübingen, DE), and a few Cytiva mentors who will discuss the challenges, triumphs, and key considerations for the development and delivery of novel therapies to patients.

In this virtual half-day forum, Cytiva invites industry leaders to share their experiences with overcoming obstacles and bringing novel therapies to patients. Join for guidance on what to expect on the translational journey along with how to avoid common pitfalls as you get started.
 
The program will be presented in two sessions with a 20-minute intermission. It will end with a roundtable discussion where you will have the chance to ask the experts your questions on how best to bridge basic research and clinical trials

When: Tuesday, 18 Oct, from 14:00 – 18:00 pm

More details: registration page - sign up and participate.

Even if your schedule conflicts, you are encouraged to register, as you will be sent a recording after the event.

31 Millionen Euro Budget stehen im Rahmen der Life Sciences Ausschreibung 2022 für Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte und Klinische Studien zur Verfügung. Die Förderobergrenzen der reinen Zuschuss-Förderung liegen bei € 500.000,- im Falle von Unternehmensprojekten, bei € 1.000.000 im Falle von Klinischen Studien. Eine Antragstellung ist laufend bis längstens 29.12.2022 (12 Uhr) möglich.

https://www.ffg.at/ausschreibung/AustrianLifeSciences-2022

The European Researchers' Night "Life is Science - in a digital world" is an event that takes place simultaneously throughout Europe once a year and invites the public to get a taste of the everyday life of research institutions.

This year, the Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) and the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences will jointly organize a hands-on event for young and old, for your school class and for the whole family.

Embark on an exciting journey through life science research on the topics of health & food, climate & environment, digital transformation and culture & community. Listen to exciting lectures, discuss current issues and try one or the other experiment yourself!

In Austria there are 3 different European Researcher's Night initiatives in Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, St. Pölten and Graz as well as on the web.
The program in St. Pölten and Graz has the motto "Life is Science - in a digital world" and is organized by the Austrian Center for Industrial Biotechnology (acib) and the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. Details can be found here: https://www.lifeisscience.at


exploREsearch – from East to West in Austria

The program in Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck and on the web is themed “exploREsearch”. It is organized in cooperation with the Children's University, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the University of Salzburg, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Science Communication and bee produced. The details can be found on researchersnight.eu


research festival

In addition, the state of Lower Austria organizes the Research Festival Lower Austria in the Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna as part of the European Researchers' Night. Details can be found at forschungsfest.noe.gv.at


 

 

Life Sciences-Ausschreibung 2022 geöffnet

Tuesday, 13 September 2022 12:02

31 Millionen Euro Budget stehen im Rahmen der Life Sciences Ausschreibung 2022 für Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte und Klinische Studien zur Verfügung. Die Förderobergrenzen der reinen Zuschuss-Förderung liegen bei € 500.000 im Falle von Unternehmensprojekten, bei € 1.000.000 im Falle von Klinischen Studien. Die Höhe des Zuschusses ist abhängig vom Organisationstyp und der Forschungskategorie. Eine Antragstellung ist laufend bis längstens 29.12.2022 (12 Uhr) möglich. Die Förderentscheidungen werden laufend zu fixen Stichtagen getroffen.

Weitere Informationen: https://www.ffg.at/ausschreibung/AustrianLifeSciences-2022

New ÖGMBT company members

Thursday, 08 September 2022 10:55

We welcome our new ÖGMBT Company Members: PHIO scientific GmbH, The Core Facilities of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Ribbon Biolabs, VALIDOGEN, DirectSens, The Doctoral School in Microbiology and Ecosystem Science

 

    PHIO scientific GmbH is a high tech company from Munich, one of th e leading biotech-hubs in Europe. Our fully automatic, super compact microscopes and cutting-edge AI analysis platform allow for continuous imaging inside the incubator and tracking of cell growth, viability, motility and phenotype - on the fly. Our mission is to boost cell culture quality and cell-based research.

   The Core Facilities of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna centrally provide infrastructure and expertise from a broad range of different scientific disciplines, covering fields such as biochemical and biomolecular analyses, microscopy, bioinformatics, as well as bioprocess and food engineering. Our services are available for everyone: BOKU internal as well as external users, such as industry and other scientific organizations, are warmly welcome!

    Ribbon Biolabs mission is to serve the growing need for synthetic DNA as a fundamental component for innovation in biotechnology and biopharma. By providing our customers with rapid access to DNA molecules of sub-genomic size and in thousands of variants, we will empower them to create visionary solutions and to engineer novel products. Our revolutionary technology combines biology, computing and automation, allowing for fast and precise high throughput production of long DNA. Synthetic biology taken to the next level.

  VALIDOGEN - Pichia pastoris Protein Expression Excellence

VALIDOGEN, formerly known as VTU Technology, is a leading Austrian contract research and development company. VALIDOGEN offers UNLOCK PICHIA - the broadest toolbox and most versatile technology platform available for Pichia pastoris recombinant peptide/protein production. VALIDOGEN develops high performance expression strains and economically viable protein production processes for the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, enzymes and various other recombinant proteins. Founded in 2008, the company emerged to a globally recognized player in the field of Pichia pastoris based protein expression.

  DirectSens was founded in 2013 as a BOKU Spinoff to convert scientific results into next generation biosensor solutions for the detection of carbohydrates. Since then, multiple products have been introduced to the market: The LactoSens has become the gold standard in Lactose testing, which is vital to the dairy industry. For the medical diagnostic field, continuous measurement systems detecting Glucose and Lactate are currently developed in collaboration with national and international partners. The fundamentally new architecture along with the flexibility of the technology enables DirectSens to provide its customers with reliable solutions for a wide range of applications.                            

     The Doctoral School in Microbiology and Ecosystem Science is a doctoral program that is unique in offering interdisciplinary training at the interfaces of microbiology, ecology, and environmental geosciences to address current challenges in the 21st century society, including the role of microbiomes, adaptation and resistance mechanisms, biogeochemistry, pollutant dynamics and nutrient fluxes in global change and for human, animal, plant, and environmental health. Our students are trained in the interdisciplinary environment at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, which includes molecular microbiology, evolutionary and computational biology, and environmental sciences. Students have access to high-level infrastructure to study microbes, microbe-host interactions, and environmental processes at the forefront of fundamental and applied sciences.

 

 

The Life Science Career Paths series has new videos online from our events in May and June:

LabBuddy in May:  https://youtu.be/_NhSdPxpK7M

Job profile: "Entrepreneur in the life science field" by Koos van der Kolk (founder & CEO of LabBuddy)

Workshop: "Teaching skills - e-learning developer in the life science field" by Tineke Bijl (Head E-learning at LabBuddy)

DSM in June: https://youtu.be/7lFLgxta9y4

Job Profile: "Product Manager" by Luis Valenzuela (Global Product Manager at Gut Health DSM)

Workshop: "Let’s go Job Hunting - How to find the right company" by Claudia Huber-Newman (Senior Recruiter at DSM)

Check out our YouTube channel and watch the videos of all our Life Science Career Paths events!

See website for upcoming events: www.oegmbt.at/ueber-uns/oegmbt-ylsa#upcoming-events

As an YLSA volunteer you are part of an active team of early career researchers that are operating all over Austria! The team is organizing monthly career events, company visits and social events like the regulars’ table. Join the initiative now and boost your career: www.oegmbt.at/ueber-uns/oegmbt-ylsa

 

VWGÖ: Wissenschaft im Wirtshaus

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 02:07

VWGÖ: Wissenschaft im Wirtshaus

The new initiative "Wissenschaft im Wirtshaus" by the state of Lower Austria is organized together with WissensDurst and the Association of Austrian Scientific Societies (VWGÖ). Scientists give an insight into their research area in an understandable way, talk about their work and present current research results. For this purpose, the stage inns in Obersiebenbrunn and Mödling open their doors and offer all those interested a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying science. Admission is free! Food and drinks are charged separately by the inns.

Pre-registration for the individual lectures is requested under Wissenschaft im Wirtshaus - Land Niederösterreich, where you will also find further details. The lecture dates can be attended independently of each other.

 

Upcoming lectures on the topic "Allergy, a widespread disease - through research into diagnosis and therapy" on Bauer's stage in Obersiebenbrunn (Marktplatz 3, 2283 Obersiebenbrunn):

Admission: 6:00 p.m

Start of event: 7:00 p.m

Event duration: max. 2 hours (duration of lecture max. 1 hour)

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  • Tuesday September 13, 2022 | "Allergies in childhood" | Prim. Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thomas Eiwegger, Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences Krems and University Hospital St. Pölten

 

  • Wednesday September 14, 2022 | “What our allergy research could do for people” | Univ.-Prof. dr Rudolf Valenta, Medical University of Vienna and Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences Krems

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The second series of lectures on the topic "Water and Health" will take place on the following dates in the Mautwirtshaus / Bühne Mayer, Mödling (Kaiserin Elisabethstraße 22, 2340 Mödling):

Admission: 6:00 p.m

Start of event: 7:00 p.m

Event duration: max. 2 hours (duration of lecture max. 1 hour)

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  • Monday September 19, 2022 | "Water: The building block of our life" | Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerald Obermair, Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences Krems

 

  • Wednesday September 21, 2022 | "The role of hydrology in water supply" | Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Blaschke, Vienna University of Technology

 

  • Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 | "Water quality and health: What you absolutely need to know about it" | Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Farnleitner, Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences Krems and Vienna University of Technology

 

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | "Bacteria in drinking water - friends or foes?" | Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Kirschner, Medical University of Vienna and Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences Krems

 

  • Wednesday October 19, 2022 | "Water in the cycle of human use: water hygiene challenges" | Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Regina Sommer, Medical University of Vienna

 

Registration requested – register here: https://noe.gv.at/wissenschaft-im-wirtshaus

See also our event section