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 300 participants - 23 Invited Speakers - 48 Short Talks - 27 Science Flashes - 78 Posters - 33 Exhibitors


The 15th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting took place in Salzburg this year under the slogan “Life Sciences and Technologies”.

With the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS) as partner, the Meeting has returned to the Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences (NLW, former NAWI). This scientific event was kindly supported by the Culture and Science Department of Land Salzburg. A big thanks goes also to the members of the scientific committee lead by Nikolaus Fortelny for organising the program with twelve scientific topics to highlight the current trends in Life Sciences. The invited speakers were renowned experts in their respective fields giving insights in their top-notch research with a strong focus on medical topics, such as tumour immunology and genetic diseases, as well as on computational applications. The program was organized in two tracks:

  • Track 1 with a focus on Technologies, which are transferable between Life Science disciplines.
  • Track 2 that covered diverse Life Sciences disciplines, demonstrating the insights gained by technological advances.

The list of the sessions of both tracks, invited speakers, the detailed program and further details of the meeting can be found within the Programbook below:

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During the opening of the 15th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting in Salzburg, Josef Glößl was awarded an honorary membership for his active engagement for the association. He is a founding member and was long-time president of the Austrian Society for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT). More information here.


From left to right: Viktoria Weber (ÖGMBT president), Josef Glößl (honorary ÖGMBT member) and Joachim Seipelt (ÖGMBT treasurer) - © ÖGMBT 2023  

Besides three regular plenary sessions, one session was exclusively held by PhD students from PLUS, one was hosted by The FEBS Journal on review writing and another one by YLSA with two public health data analysts. Mention worthy is also that Master students could attend the 15th Annual Meeting for free, because the ÖGMBT aims to support young life scientists as early as possible.


Moreover, young professionals and early-stage researchers get the opportunity to present their research results in different formats, such as short talks, science flashes and poster sessions at the Annual Meetings. Thanks to this year’s sponsors, Microsynth respectively The FEBs Journal and FEBs openbio, monetary prices were awarded to the best talk and the three best posters of Helene Sieberer, Gerlinde Kabon, Sabrina Nebel and Isabel Singer.

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From left to right: Helene Sieberer (Best talk sponsored by Microsynth), Gerlinde Kabon (Best poster by FEBS openbio), Sabrina Nebel and Isabel Singer (Best posters by The FEBS Journal). - © ÖGMBT 2023  


Meanwhile, all participants were also invited to visit the industry exhibition with 33 companies respectively institutions and take part in the exhibition quiz. This year’s quiz was sponsored by 24 exhibitors funding over 20 prices for a total value of over 7500€. The popular Wine&Science evening was successfully co-organized with the exhibitors. Hereby, we would like to thank all our sponsors for their long-standing support of the Annual Meeting. An additional social event was offered by the ÖGMBT this year: a guided walk with a final visit at the beer tavern Augustiner Bräu.


Last but not least, the ceremony of the Life Sciences Awards Austria 2023 was traditionally held during the Annual Meeting. Five of the brightest early-stage researchers in Austria received the prestigious awards for their excellent research. The Life Sciences PhD Award Austria sponsored by THP and Polymun went to Alexander Hanzl (FMI) and Matthias Hinterndorfer (CEMM). Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Labor and Economics funded the Life Sciences Research Awards Austria which were given to Johanna Gassler (MPIB), David Hoi (IMP) and Klemens Kremser (BOKU) honouring their internationally outstanding scientific publications. All award winners took the opportunity to present their work to the Life Sciences community during the opening and the Rising stars lectures session. For more details and pictures visit respectively


From left to right: Matthias Hinterndorfer, Alexander Hanzl (Life Sciences PhD awardees), and Johanna Gassler, Klemens Kremser, David Hoi (Life Sciences Research awardees) - © ÖGMBT 2023   


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 See you at the 16th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting in Graz, September 17-19, 2024– mark your calendar!