Your benefits for only € 30,- (annual membership fee*):

  • Free participation at all activities organized by YLSA (Young Life Scientists Austria), being online and in person:
    • Life Sciences Career Path (webinar series)
    • company visits
    • regular tables

We highly recommend student members to engage as YLSA volunteers. Besides being exempt of membership fees, volunteers acquire new skills by actively organizing events for young life scientists. Thereby, YLSA volunteers receive first-hand insights in the Austrian job market and personal connections to life sciences companies.

  • Free participation for Bachelor and Master students, or member discounts for PhD students at the ÖGMBT Annual Meeting, which is the largest conference for life sciences in Austria featuring:
    • top-notch invited speakers
    • opportunities for presentations (talks, science flashes and posters)
    • industry exhibition showcasing latest products/services
    • social events
    • opportunities to network with junior scientists, established researchers as well as companies
  • Advantages (e.g. priority at workshops, free CV-photos) at the ÖGMBT Life Sciences Career Fair, which is the largest career fair for life scientists in Austria featuring:
    • Exhibiting employers from academia & industry
    • industry experts and career coaches
    • employer presentations and career workshops
  • Prestigious ÖGMBT Awards (The Life Sciences PhD Awards Austria)
  • Access to the ÖGMBT intranet for announcements on the job board and event calendar, full member list and event discount codes
  • Monthly ÖGMBT e-newsletter with updates on member activities, jobs, selected events, grant deadlines, seminars etc.
  • Member discount at further education opportunities
  • Travel grants for national and international congresses
  • Simultaneous membership at international societies (FEB, FEMS and EFB) including:
    • reduced registration fees for these societies’ congresses and special courses,
    • additional travel grants,
    • short-term and long-term fellowships,
    • access to further programs especially for young scientists
  • Member discounts at our collaborative events (e.g. miCROPe, Food System Microbiomes)
  • Free subscription to the Chemiereport magazine published 8x/year (delivered only to addresses in Austria)
  • Access to national specialized initiatives, such as Austrian Microbiome Initiative or  Österreichische Platform für personalisierte Medizin

* Memberships extend automatically from one year to the next. Memberships can be terminated at any time in writing to However, the membership fee for the current year must be paid.

If you are going on a sabbatical, abroad for work/studies or on maternity/paternity leave, then let us know beforehand – your membership fee will be waived for a maximum of 2 years.

The annual membership fee must be paid to our bank account.
Please, indicate [your name] / membership fee for [year] when transferring the fee.

ÖGMBT | Bank Austria | Account: 50670034323 | BLZ: 12000
BIC: BKAUATWW | IBAN: AT75 1200 0506 7003 4323

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