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Welcome Letter

MSauer 143Dear ÖGMBT Members, dear Colleagues,

After two very successful online meetings we are pleased to announce the 14th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting to take place LIVE in Vienna, at the new University of Vienna Biology Building.

Life Sciences have been in the forefront in the past two years and have achieved many breakthroughs in a short span of time. To underline the importance of our sciences we will hold our meeting under the title:

“Life Sciences – now more than ever”

Monday September 19, preceding the scientific meeting, will be dedicated to young talents. The first live “Life Science Career Fair” caters to the booming job market in Life Sciences and gives young scientists the opportunity to meet recruiters from various companies/institutions.

This Career Fair will be followed by the bestowal of the prestigious “Life Science Awards Austria 2022”, including the awardees presenting their work.

For the next three days (September 20-22) of scientific meeting, we have chosen topics across all specialties of Life Sciences, so that everyone finds something of interest. Invited plenary speakers will share state-of-the-art research and young scientists will be presenting their work in short talks and posters.

After two years of online meetings we all crave for personal interaction. We will provide ample opportunities for networking, discussions with speakers and colleagues in breaks, at social functions like the cherished “Wine & Science” evening etc.

The ÖGBMT Annual Meeting is the melting pot of life sciences in Austria and we encourage you not only to listen to sessions of your own specialty, but to peek into subjects you might not be dealing with on a daily basis. Many colleagues who peek into “foreign areas” have said that this expanded their horizon, that it gave them a twitch of new ideas and let them meet colleagues of other fields which sometimes led to creative collaboration.

“More than ever” we look forward to great science, open discussions and f2f networking. See you all in Vienna!  


Michael Sauer
Chair Scientific/Organizing Committee 

Expand your horizon

The ÖGMBT Annual Meeting is one of the most significant scientific events in Austria in the molecular biosciences. Topic wise it is a very broad event, including medical aspects of the life sciences, applied aspects and a diverse set of basic research. It is a good mix of invited international talks and talks by students (all in English), a company trade show including exhibitors quiz and many networking activities.

It is a true melding pot bringing together top experts for exchange, showcasing the work of early career researchers, helps the attending students get a notion of the field and allows everyone a look beyond the horizon of their own specialization and shows what is happening in Austria in the field of life sciences.

Who should attend?

Bachelor/Master students

  • In three days, get an extensive overview of the Austrian life sciences scene
  • Meet key players of the scene and make invaluable personal contacts in academia and industry
  • Find your next exciting project and interact with colleagues from diverse life science disciplines
  • Insights about opportunities, both inside and outside the academic world
  • Tailor-made activities for young scientists at the Life Science Career Fair on September 19, preceding the 14th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting


  • Submit an abstract and possibly win one of the prestigious best poster or best talk prizes
  • Listen to sessions organized by Doktoratskollegs from all over Austria
  • Tailor-made activities for young scientists at the Life Science Career Fair on September 19, preceding the 14th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting

Group Leaders/Professors

  • Establish new fields of cooperation, especially as new Group Leader
  • Refresh your insights on new techniques and experiments from different life science disciplines
  • Find your next PhD/Postdoc among the attendees of the event
  • Listen to winners of the Life Science Awards Austria 2022 in the afternoon of September 19, as the highlight of the Life Science Career Fair


  • Find new buyers for your products & services and keep in contact with the existing ones
  • Make high-quality contacts with academic researchers yielding new paths of cooperation
  • Draw attention to your company as significant player / innovative provider of products & services
  • Contribute by submitting scientific abstracts as participant
  • Present your company as exhibitor and take part in the exhibitor quiz
  • Support the ÖGMBT by being sponsor

Join the ÖGMBT

Become an ÖGMBT-member and take advantage of lower registration fees. Click HERE for information on ÖGMBT membership benefits and subscribe for membership online before registering for the Annual Meeting.


The scientific program of the 14th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting is held in English

Main Topics

JT22 Topics

Invited Speakers

Rozalyn Anderson (Plenary)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Bastian Blombach

Technical University of Munich, DE

Axel Brakhage (Plenary)

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Jena, DE

Paola Branduardi (Plenary)

University of Milan, IT

Martin Denzel

MPI Biology of Aging in Köln, DE & Altos Labs in Cambridge, UK

Ulrike Köhl

Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI), DE

Jie Li

John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Julian Ma (Plenary)

St. Georges University of London, UK

Hugo Mouquet

Institut Pasteur, Paris, FR

Jillian Petersen

University of Vienna, AT

Norbert Polacek

University of Bern, CH

Tina Romeis

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, DE

Volker Wendisch

IBA, University of Bielefeld, DE

Program Overview

JT22 ProgramOverview

Scientific Committee

Chair Scientific/Organizing Committee: Michael Sauer – Institute of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, BOKU
Session Chairs:

Michael Bergmann

Medical University of Vienna, AT

Christopher Campbell

Max Perutz Labs, Vienna, AT

Tomislav Cernava

Technical University of Graz, AT

Lea Ann Dailey

University of Vienna, AT

Dominik Egger

BOKU Vienna, AT

Matthias Erlacher

Medical University of Innsbruck, AT

Marie-Theres Hauser

BOKU Vienna, AT

Johannes Huppa

Medical University of Vienna, AT

Cornelia Kasper

BOKU Vienna, AT

Alexandra Lusser

Medical University of Innsbruck, AT

Mikolaj Ogrodnik

Ludwig Boltzmann Society, Vienna, AT

Rushad Pavri

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, AT

Stefan Pflügl

Technical University of  Vienna, AT

Markus Schosserer

BOKU Vienna, AT

Dea Slade

Medical University of Vienna, AT

Herta Steinkellner

BOKU Vienna, AT

Richard Strasser

BOKU Vienna, AT

Birgit Wassermann

Technical University of  Graz, AT

Wolfram Weckwerth

University of Vienna, AT

Volker Wendisch

University of Bielefeld, DE


The ÖGMBT Office (Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology) is fully in charge of organizing the Annual Meeting. This guarantees continuity and a high standard of organization.

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