ÖGMBT-YLSA Young Life Scientists Austria

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What we do

What is ÖGMBT YLSA?

Young Life Scientists Austria (YLSA) is the bottom-up initiative of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT), from and for young scientists. The goal is to establish a network among young life scientists within the association.

As a young life scientist throughout your study and career steps you probably were wondering:

  • What are my possibilities, opportunities after any level of life science degree?
  • Which way is the right one and how to make the best out of the knowledge and experience I gained during my studies? What are transferable skills scientists have?
  • How to activate, engage yourself and network in the life science, biotech, and pharma community?
  • How to gain new skills or write a perfect job application?
  • How to keep up with the state-of-the-art jobs and be informed about job openings throughout Austria?

These are just a few of the questions that worry young life scientists eager to succeed and gain the most out of their career path.

You don´t need to worry anymore - Young Life Scientist Austria (YLSA) was founded to answer all of these questions and help navigate your career path!

 

YLSA Beginnings

Young Life Scientists Austria was founded in 2016 by YLSA pioneer Jonas Ramoni to support students and junior researchers in taking the neccessary steps to build their careers via a peer to peer network which organizes diverse scientific and career events. 

Read all about YLSA goals in this article published in “Standard”.

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YLSA Activities

To provide information and build a network for early stage life scientists we organize diverse events and plan a variety of activities:

Here you can take a look at the upcoming events and past events of ÖGMBT-YLSA.

 

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YLSA Retreat 2021

On August 21-22 young volunteers of ÖGMBT-YLSA (Young Life Scientists Austria) from all over Austria met in Salzburg for the first ever YLSA-retreat. The topics and discussions ranged from needs of young researcher during their education and job search to planning of future career events. The retreat was more than productive with many ideas for the year ahead!

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Who we are

 

YLSA Team of Volunteers

 

 

YLSA East

 

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YLSA Representative

to the ÖGMBT Board
Leader of YLSA East

Felix Locker (PhD)
University Assistant
University of Veterinary Medicine 

A Patricia Rieder

 Team member YLSA  East

Patricia Rieder (BSc)
Master student
University of Vienna

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Team member YLSA  East

Benjamin Bayer (PhD)
USP Modeling Lead &

Business Development
Novasign Gmbh

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 Team member YLSA  East
& International relations officer for YLSA

Anja Kostelac (MSc)
PhD student
BOKU

 
   

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 Team member YLSA  East

Jolanta Puc (BSc)
Master student
BOKU

 

 

 

YLSA South

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Leader of YLSA South

Stella Ebner (BSc)
Master Student

TU Graz


A Michaela Thißl

Team member YLSA  South

 Michaela Theißl (BSc)
 Master Student
 Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

 

A Daniel Habich

Team member YLSA  South

 Daniel Habich (BSc)
 Master Student
 Technical University Graz

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Team member YLSA South and Co-Founder

Pascal Mülner (MSc)
Business Development Manager Digitalisierung

Human.technology Styria GmbH

 

YLSA West

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Leader of YLSA West

Gregor Ömer (PhD)
PostDoc researcher
Innsbruck Medical University    

A Elena Brunner

 

Team member YLSA West

Elena Brunner (MSc)
PhD Student

Innsbruck Medical University

A Jakob Koch

 

Team member YLSA West

Jakob Koch (MSc)
PHD Student

Innsbruck Medical University

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Team member YLSA West

Pradeepa Mohan Bethuraj (MSc)
PhD student

Innsbruck Medical University

 

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Team member of YLSA West

Elisabeth Damisch (PhD)
PhD student
Innsbruck Medical University    

     

 

YLSA North 

 

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Leader of YLSA North


Tamara Tomic (BSc)

University of Salzburg

 

 

 


Where you can find us?

YLSA is organized in four branches covering Austrian regions: North, South, West and East. Regardless where you live within Austria -  as ÖGMBT member you can attend all events (online and face-to-face)  of all branches.

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Benefits of being a YLSA volunteer

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Kevin Domanegg (BSc) - Former team member YLSA East

“Being part of YLSA (and thus ÖGMBT) means gaining an insight into your future work life. It means networking with people that are in the same circumstances or learning from people that have already experienced similar situations. Additionally, it keeps you up to date in the world of life sciences and supports you with finding new job opportunities.

For me personally this meant: several conferences in different cities (Zurich, Vienna and Salzburg), numerous (international) friendships, a bachelor internship in a world-class institute and especially a deep comprehension about my career possibilities as well as priceless advice.
Furthermore, as active member of the YLSA East team, I could develop a wide range of skills by working as a coordinator of YLSA activities at the 2019 ÖGMBT Annual Meeting, video editor for online events and IT officer for the YLSA communication platform.

It is what you make it. Therefore, be active in the community and surely it will help you with finding your right path.”

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Do also visit our ÖGMBT Job Board and the Life Science Career Fair.



 

 

LIFE SCIENCE  CAREER   PATHS  with Takeda

 

December 2, 2021 (Online event)

  16:00h-17:30h    

 

Welcome back to the special event series of the ÖGMBT-YLSA called “Life Science Career Paths”!

In this series, we present you a variety of job profiles and educate you on necessary skills to succeed in the life science, biotech and pharma field.

The next event will take place on December 2 at 16:00 hrs via Zoom!

The first speaker Michael Wildauer, the head of Digital and Data Science at Takeda, will tell us about the job profile of a data analyst.

Followed by a workshop/Q&A with Cristina Espino, a talent acquisition professional

She  will share her advice on how to make a perfect LinkedIn profile to catch an eye of any recruiter!


HOW TO JOIN THE EVENT:

ÖGMBT members:

Log in into the intranet on the homepage with your account info and there click on Online events-Join an event. The zoom link will be provided there.

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Non-members:

The event is for ÖGMBT members only.

If  you are motivated and quick enough to send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we will send you free event links on a “first come first served basis”!

Special announcement: Become an ÖGMBT-member in November/December 2021 and your membership fee will already count for 2022!

Membership: https://www.oegmbt.at/membership1

Join us as we learn about the job possibilities in and outside of academia and skills needed!

ÖGMBT team

 

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Project lead: Felix Löcker





 

 

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Past Events

PAST EVENTS




 

ÖGMBT-YLSA event series:    

LIFE SCIENCE CAREER PATHS

July 12;2021

Online

 

 "LIFE SCIENCE  CAREER PATHS"

"Regulatory affairs, CMC" job profile and "Virtual job interviews " workshop

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Project lead: Elena Brunner




ÖGMBT-YLSA event series:    

LIFE SCIENCE  CAREER PATHS

June  17; 2021 

Online

          

"LIFE SCIENCE  CAREER PATHS" with ERBER Group


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Project lead: Zrinka Didara

 




ÖGMBT-YLSA event series:    

LIFE SCIENCE   CAREER PATHS

May  20;2021      

Online 

 

” Job profiles and opportunities at Sandoz”

 
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PROJECT LEAD: Gregor Ömer, PhD




ÖGMBT YLSA & jGBM present :

“Online tour in pharmaceutical industry with Boehringer Ingelheim”

March 19; 2021

Online

 

 “Online tour in pharmaceutical industry with Boehringer Ingelheim”

 

10:00-15:00h Online tour in pharmaceutical industry with Boehringer Ingelheim

 

 

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15:00-17:00h   CV check-up and Life Science Career Fair booths open

 

   

PROJECT LEAD: Bianca Chichirau (MSc) & jGBM

 




ÖGMBT YLSA online:
"Out of the box talk with Pascal Mülner"

February 25;  2021

Online

 

“Out of the box talk with Pascal Mülner”

PROGRAM

15:00-17:00h   CV check-up and Life Science Career Fair booths open

17:00-18:00h   Out of the box talk with Pascal Mülner

“From science to business development or how ÖGMBT-YLSA boosted my career”

  • Pascal shared and unraveled his career story firstly as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher to his current position as a business development manager of the digitalization at Human. technology Styria (HTS).
  • As a co-founder of “Young Life Scientists Austria” and branch leader of the South branch he gave us insight in how volunteering helped him stir up his career and brought him where he is today.

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 PROJECT LEAD: Patricia Rieder




 

 

ÖGMBT YLSA online:
Life Beyond Academia II Biobusiness Edition - Meets Life Science Career Fair

January 19;  2021

Online

 

 

 

“Life Beyond Academia – Biobusiness edition” 

19th of January online via zoom

 PROGRAM

15:00-17:00h   CV check-up and Life Science Career Fair booths open

17:00-18:20h    Career path talks----for ÖGMBT members only!

Two speakers, with scientific background and extraordinary career stories will share their path and their input with us!

Priyanka Dutta-Passecker (MBA, PhD) -Founder Healiva SA & Sales Director Bioseutica Group

Chantal Rodgarkia-Dara (DI.Dr.) - Supply Expert in Life Science Research and Biotechnology at THP

 


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PROJECT LEAD: Zrinka Didara (MSc)




ÖGMBT YLSA online:
"OUT OF THE BOX TALK" :"What does a medical advisor do?" by Ksenia Astanina, PhD

 

December 10; 2020

Online

 

15:00 – 17:00 CV Checkups & Career Fair Booths
Location:
Life Science Career Fair (by ÖGMBT)

  • 10 CV checkups by Takeda and Erber recruiters *
  • Read all the information about 14  Pharma/Biotech companies and Career specialists or contact each of them via text chat or video call.
    Find out everything about career pathways, job offers and further opportunities **


17:30 - 18:30 “Out of the box talk” – “What does a medical advisor do?” by Ksenia Astanina, PhD

 

Are you interested in exploring one of many alternative career paths for young life scientists? Then, we have the perfect opportunity for you to get inside information on being a Medical Advisor and its difference to Medical Science Liaison. For the first-hand experience, we invited Ksenia Astanina, who works as a Medical Advisor at Pfizer Austria and she will give us detailed insights in her field and career opportunities within Medical Affairs.

More about the speaker of the day!

Ksenia did her Bachelor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Moscow followed by a Master degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology in Marburg, where she also graduated her PhD in 2010. As PostDoc, she worked in different labs in Germany and Austria doing research on oncology, inflammation and internal medicine resulting in several peer-reviewed publications in top biomedical journals. After more than 10 years in academia, leading and funding her own scientific research projects, she decided to change fields and to work in the pharmaceutical industry. Since 2018, she is part of Pfizer Austria, first as Drug Safety Officer and since December last year as Medical Advisor.

 

PROJECT LEAD: Felix Locker(PhD) 




ÖGMBT YLSA online:
Life Beyond Academia I Pharma Edition - Meets Life Science Career Fair

November 10;   2020

Online

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15:00 – 17:00 CV Checkups & Career Fair Booths
Location:
ÖGMBT Career Fair Booths Webpage => ONLINE & FREE OF CHARGE


17:00 - 19:00 Talk & Job Application Tips

Main goal of the event is to share stories of former scientists that continued their path in different functions of biotech and pharma industry.
They will be sharing how their steered their careers, key tips & tricks, and main insights they learned over the years that made them so good at what they do.

  • BOTOND CSEH, PhD- innovation, consulting and
    marketing
  • PETRA CECH, MSc- clinical trial management
  • TAKEDA job application process and tips

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** Life Science Career Fair is opened 24/7 until March 2021. On 10. November the exhibitors will be additionally present for live communication with you. The following exhibitors are part of the Life Science Career Fair: LISA Life Science Austria (with >900 companies), Hookipa Pharma, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft Career Center, Lohmann & Rauscher, MSD Animal Health, Phoenestra, Polymun Scientific, Ribbon Biolabs, Takeda, Spermidine Life, ÖGMBT YLSA, Acib, Life Science Karriere Services & Erber Group.

For available job openings please visit also the ÖGMBT Jobbörse/Job market

 

PROJECT LEAD: Zrinka Didara, Msc

     



YLSA Kick-off Event

June 29; 2016

Vienna

 

17 young researchers from TU Wien, BOKU, IST Austria, MUW, Vetmed, Uni Wien, MFPL and even from TU Graz.
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR IDEAS, VISIONS & ENTHUSIASM!!!
It was a great evening and a strong signal for a strong network & many great activities for the future!

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YLSA Info Event

September 13; 2016

Graz

 

Presentation of YLSA during the 8th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting by Jonas Ramoni & Pascal Mülner

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YLSA Social Event - Billard

October 20; 2016

Vienna

 

Relaxed get together @ Billardcafe KÖÖ7 with Andreas (IST), Lisa (BOKU), Franziska & Nikolaus (AIT), Elisabeth & Jonas (TU Vienna) and Julian (MFPL)

 

 

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YLSA Social Event - Bowling

October 24; 2016 

Graz

  Relaxed get together @ Kegelbahn Scheff with  Carina (MUG), Maria, Peter, Marielies, Christoph and Pascal (TU Graz). IMG 20161024 204648 550  



Role Model Talk: Scientific Publishing Springer

January 19; 2017

Vienna

 

Dr. Silvia Herold, Editor in Biomedicine / Life Sciences @ SpringerNature talked about what her daily work looks like and about scientific publishing in general. Great opportunity for networking and a relaxed conclusion with drinks & snacks afterwards.

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Company visit at the ERBER Group

February 16; 2017

Getzersdorf and Tulln

 

27 young researcher participated at the Company Visit of  the ERBER Group Campus in Getzersdorf and the BIOMIN Research Center in Tulln.

 

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Science Dinner - eatdrinkconnect

February 23; 2017

Graz

 

Mag. Dr. Karin Schaupp and Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Robert Kourist discussed in a relaxed atmosphere with young reserachers about the topic “Academia vs. industry: Einstein or Bayer- who are you going to be?”

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YLSA NORD Kick-off  Event

March 2; 2017 

Salzburg

 

18 enthusiastic young researchers participated at this this Kick-off Event in Salzburg.

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OUT OF THE BOX TALK

May 18; 2017

Vienna

 

Dr. Matthias Brunner, Trainee as Patent Attorney @ Sonn & Partners Vienna, showed us how his daily work looks like, and wgave insights into which skills are needed to be successful in this profession.

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COMPANY VISIT - LACTOSAN

May 24; 2017 

Kapfenberg

 

 17 young researcher visited the  styrian based biotech and pharma company LACTOSAN.

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST Kick off - BBQ

June 1; 2017

Innsbruck

 

more than 50 young researchers came together at the Kick-off event in CCB Innsbruck

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Dr. Jernej Zupanc - Effective Visual Communication of Science

September 21; 2017

Graz

  When reading research papers, grant proposals, conference posters or viewing slide presentations, researchers look at visuals first. If created properly, scientific figures are the most effective way to explain complex ideas and research results. This seminar gave an introduction to how researchers search and read scientific literature and how we can use basic principles of visual communication to attract the readers' attention and guide their eyes through composition.  



 1st ÖGMBT YLSA WEST Stammtisch

Oktober 9;2017

Innsbruck

 

 Relaxed get-together with discussions about Innsbruck’s life science community.


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ÖGMBT YLSA SÜD
Semesterstart:
Pizza Roulette

October 20; 2017

Graz

  Get together of the YLSA SÜD with interesting discussions and exchange of ideas for next life science activities
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ÖGMBT YLSA OST:
Out Of The Box Talk

November 9;2017

Vienna

 

 ÖGMBT YLSA Out of the Box Talk at MFPL  with Dr. Michael Wildauer, Management Trainee @ Shire

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ÖGMBT YLSA SÜD:

Company Visit @ Sandoz Ljubljana

November 20;2017

Graz

 

The company visit to Sandoz located in Ljubljana was very successful!  Sandoz, the generic division of Novartis, is a pioneer in the field of biosimilars and the second-largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world.

 



ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:
YLSA Törggelen & Netwörggelen

November 20; 2017

Innsbruck

 

The ÖGMBT YLSA West networking event in the form of Törggelen, a mouthwatering tradition from South-Tirol with wine and chestnuts!

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ÖGMBT YLSA NORD:
Trip to Salzburg Christmas Market

December 18; 2017

Salzburg

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YLSA/ÖGMBT members and interested life scientists met at the Salzburg Christmas Market to got to know each other and talked how to expand and foster the YLSA/ÖGMBT community in Salzburg and Upper Austria.

 



ÖGMBT YLSA SÜD:

“Start New- Start Up”

January 17; 2018

Graz

 

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

Company visit "ThioMatrix"

February 14; 2018

Innsbruck

 

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YLSA visits ThioMatrix, one of Europe´s leading drug delivery companies, specialised on the development of non-invasive drug delivery systems.

 



ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

1-day workshop on:

Effective Visual Communication of Science: how to visualize your scientific ideas and help your audience effortlessly grasp the essence of your research

February 26; 2018

Innsbruck

 

 

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The workshop was a great success!

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ÖGMBT YLSA NORD:
Career day for biologists

February 28; 2018

Salzburg

 

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More than 80 students participate at the Career day and get in contact with 9 speakers from different life science companies.

 



ÖGMBT YLSA OST:
Out of the box talk

March 15; 2018

Vienna

 

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The Out of the box talk with Dr. Chantal Rodgarkia-Dara was very successful! After the interesting talk the students have taken the opportunity  to an intensiv exchange. 

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

Company visit ViraTherapeutics

March 21; 2018

Innsbruck

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ÖGMBT YLSA OST:

Bio Goes Business
Karriere in der Biologie
ABA-Tagung 2018

April 7; 2018

Vienna

 

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The latest events and activities of YLSA EAST were presented at a booth at the “Bio Goes Business - Karriere in der Biologie” conference organized by the Austrian Biologists Association.

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

@ Life Science PhD Meeting Innsbruck 2018

April 5 and 6; 2018

Innsbruck

 

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 Anna-Maria Dietl and Michael Schäfer are the winners of the ÖGMBT/YLSA - Best Poster Award of the Life Science PhD Meeting Innsbruck 2018. Congratulations!

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

Company visit Oroboros Instruments

April 23; 2018

Innsbruck

 

Oroboros is engaged in cancer research, with focus on metabolism and mitochondria for novel anti-cancer therapies.

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ÖGMBT YLSA OST:
Company visit at the ERBER Group

April 26; 2018


Getzersdorf & Tulln

  The Company Visit of  the ERBER Group Campus in Getzersdorf and the BIOMIN Research Center in Tulln was again a great opportunity for young researchers to get first hand insights and information about job opportunities.  



ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

Company visit at Gebro Pharma

May 25; 2018

Fieberbrunn

 

Together with the Standortagentur Tirol the ÖGMBT organised an

excursion to the pharmaceutical company, Gebro Pharma, in Fieberbrunn

Gebro Pharma develops and manufactures medicinal products, medical devices, food supplements/dietary products and cosmetics in various pharmaceutical forms. Foundet in 1947 Gebro Pharma has a presence in more than 25 countries and around 300 employees in its headquarter in Fieberbrunn, a small tourist town in the Kitzbühel Alps.

 



ÖGMBT YLSA SÜD:
Company visit at ZETA

May 29; 2018


Lieboch, near Graz

   ZETA invites master and PhD students of BOKU, TU Vienna and TU Graz to take part in an excursion to visit their facilities in Lieboch, near Graz on Tuesday, May 29th. This includes the visit of an industrial bioreactor plant. Prior to the company visit you will listen to a varied set of talks about ZETA Biopharma (Important note! While presentation slides are in English, the talks are given in German!!). As a special feature a representative of Boehringer- Ingelheim will inform about carrier opportunities at this global company.  



ÖGMBT YLSA SÜD:
ÖGMBT Science Dinner - eatdrinkconnect

June 6; 2018

Graz

  The dinner took place in the Herzl Stube (Prokopigasse 12, 8010 Graz). Our 2 guests were: Dr. Vera Niederkofler representing the industry (from QPS Austria located in Grambach) and Dr. Julia Kargl (from the department of Pharmacology at the Medical University of Graz). They talked about their professional experiences and answered questions regarding academia or industry.
 



ÖGMBT YLSA OST: Karriereevent im Rahmen der ÖGMBT Jahrestagung

September 17; 2018

Vienna

 

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:
Stammtisch

October 9; 2018

Innsbruck

 

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Networking, networking, networking!
Organized by the new YLSA WEST branch manager Gregor Ömer.

 



ÖGMBT YLSA EAST:

Out of the Box Talk

October 18; 2018

Vienna

 

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This "Out of the Box Talk" at FH Campus Wien was given by Dipl.-Ing. Tamara De Zuani, project manager of the biotechnology department at Agrana Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) GmbH.

 



ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:
Careers Talk

October 24; 2018

Innsbruck

 

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Academia or Industry - What´s the best choice for me? This "Careers Talk" with Ass.Prof. Dr.  Michaela Lackner, group leader at the Division of Hygiene and Medicinal Microbiology and Dr. Florian Widner, development scientist at Novartis in Kundl gave insights on possibilities and chances in academia and industry to find the best choice for your career path.

 




 ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:
"Netwörggelen"

November 11;2018

Innsbruck

 

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YLSA-WEST  traditional "Netwörggelen"

 

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:
Stammtisch

November 13; 2018

Innsbruck

 

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Networking, networking, networking!
Organizied by the new YLSA WEST branch manager Gregor Ömer.

 

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA OST:

Company Visit at AGRANA

December 3; 2018

Vienna

 

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The Young Life Scientists from the Vienna region visited the Agrana Research & Innovation Center and got to know first hand insights into their R&D facilities.

 

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA OST:

Christmas Event

December 13; 2018

 

 Weihnachtsfeier 2018

To say thanks to the out of the box talk speakers from 2018, YLSA EAST organized a Christmas Event.

 

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA WEST Stammtisch

January 15; 2019

Innsbruck

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST Company Visit Biocrates Life Sciences AG

January 23; 2019

 

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Biocrates Life Sciences AG – The deep phenotyping company

The Young Life Scientits Austria (YLSA) gave Master- and PhD Students the opportunity to get an insight of this tyrolean company that is an interesting employer for scientists.

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA OST Out of the Box Talk

January 24;2019

Klosterneuburg

 

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The Young Life Scientists Austria Kick Off Event at the Campus of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) hosted young life science graduates Dr. Elisabeth Mayer, Research Team Leader at Biomin, and Dr. Jonas Ramoni, Project Manager at Ares Genetics.

As part of this Out of the Box Talk, Elisabeth and Jonas spoke about their jobs and the associated roles and duties you have in the position as a young life science graduates.

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA OST/NORD Company Visit

February 6; 2019

 

 Company visit Lenzing

Lenzing AG

Following a guided tour through the production halls, participants received information about Lenzing’s actions in biotechnology for pulp, biorefinery and fibers. Lenzing's representatives told participants all about the "Lenzing Fibers" for textile applications, which was followed by a very fruitful and lively Q&A session. The event was completely free for ÖGMBT members and partner organisations. Many thanks for the continued support, and to everyone who joined on this very interesting day!

 

 




ÖGMBT Out of the Box Talk

April 10; 2019

Vienna

 

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Out of the Box Talk at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)

Are you curious about the tasks and challenges of a Clinical Trial Project Manager?
At the recent Young Life Scientists Austria Career Event at the Vienna BioCenter, Michaela Obersriebnig, MSc., Clinical Study Manager at Valneva Austria GmbH, told participants about her job and the associated roles and duties of her position. During the Q&A session, she answered many interesting questions from the attendees.

 

 




 Mobility and flexibility in research - success or stress factors?

September 16; 2019

 

 

 

This satellite was dedicated to all life science students and junior researchers interested in finding out different ways to boost their career development. Several hot topics were covered, from mobility and grant application/scholarship opportunities, research life in industry vs. academia, to strategies that should be implemented in order to improve our attitude towards failed experiments and “negative” results and to maintain an overall positive mindset.

Nicole Meisner-Kober, Group Leader, Chemical Biology and Biological Therapeutics, Department of Biosciences, University of Salzburg - “Experiences from a research career in the pharma industry and considerations for cross-sectorial career transitions”


Beata Zwierzynska
, General Board Member, European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers - “Old and New Issues for Early Career Researchers. Eurodoc Tips for Career Development and Positive Thinking


Maria Unger
, Communication, OEAD Vienna - EURAXESS Support Tools and Funding Opportunities

 

 




Company visit at Boehringer Ingelheim

September 26;2019

   After a guided tour in the R&D department, participants had the chance to discuss their projects with the researchers, shared opinions and insights about the scientific life in academia vs industry.    




ÖGMBT YLSA SÜD
OUT OF THE BOX CAREER TALK

October 7; 2019

Graz

 

 

Another great Out-of-the-Box Talk in co-operation with the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology with:

Verena Resch (Designer, Bio Chemist & Founder of Luminous LabEcological outdoor textile evolution – from academia to self-employment)
Lucas Hammerer (CSO & Co-Founder FreyzeinScience Communication and Funding Programmes)
Katrin Weinhandl (Expert of funding programmes and science communicator, acib European Commission)
Pablo Zardoya-Laguardia (Product Manager, Anton Paar and former EU trainee)

 

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA SOUTH
COMPANY VISIT @VTU, BDI & VALIDOGEN

November 12; 2019

 

 vtu klein

On the 12th of November, we got the incredible opportunity to visit 3 companies southern to Graz in just one day. First, Alexander Asbäck, the managing director of VTU, gave us deepening insights into the bioprocess plant planning, manufacturing science & technology. Afterwards, Peter Pucher from BDI took us into the world of microalgae. Eventually, Iskandar Dib from Validogen introduced us to their toolbox and versatile technology platform for Pichia pastoris recombinant protein production.

 

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA WEST
CAREERS TALK

November 18; 2019

 

 Huber Audience smaller

This time with ÖGMBT president Prof. Lukas Huber, who is not only a professor and researcher at the Medical University of Innsbruck, but also a Board Member of several Life Science companies. He talked about job and career opportunities either in academia, as well as small life science companies in Innsbruck.

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA OST
Christmas Market & Dinner

December 11; 2019

Vienna

 

 2019 Christmas Dinner

The YLSA OST region met at Rathausplatz Christmas Market for a relaxed get together to chat, to recall the past year and share thoughts for the upcoming events.

   




ÖGMBT YLSA SÜD
Company Visit @
Anton Paar GmbH

 

January 16; 2020

   We got the opportunity to visit the company Anton Paar GmbH, with 3.400 employees at the headquarters in Graz. High precision production and close contact to the scientific community form the basis for their quality.    




ÖGMBT Social event YLSA east

February 27; 2020

Vienna

 

 2020.02 EAST Social

We met as well as old and new members. Over a drink and a bite of food, upcoming activities and events for this year were discussed with curios and motivated young scientists.

   




ÖGMBT YLSA online
OUT OF THE BOX TALK

April 27; 2020

Online

   

The first ever online “Out of the Box Talk” was with Benjamin Bayer. In late 2019, Benjamin was involved in the foundation of a biotech start-up (Novasign GmbH), offering software solutions for biopharmaceutical industry. With a background in biomedicine, biotechnology and molecular biology we talked about what prompted him to get there and gave insights about how the daily work inside the company looks like, while simultaneously working on his PhD at BOKU.

 

PROJECT LEAD: Zrinka Didara, Msc

   




ÖGMBT YLSA online
COMPANY VISIT
@MED-EL

June 8; 2020

Online

 

 The first ever online Company Visit by the ÖGMBT Young Life Scientists Austria (YLSA), was to MED-EL, the largest private employer in Innsbruck and famous for its Cochlea-implants. After a presentation we had the chance to ask and dsicuss research and career opportunities in a Q&A session.

PROJECT LEAD: Gregor Ömer, PhD

 

 




ÖGMBT YLSA online
OUT OF THE BOX TALK

with TAKEDA

July 2; 2020

Online

   

“Perspectives in the R&D department and Takeda on the frontline of Covid19 defence”

FLYER is available HERE

PROJECT LEAD: Zrinka Didara, Msc


 

 




 

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