Welcome Note

It is a great pleasure for us to welcoming you to the 8th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting – Life Sciences for the Next Generation - 2016 from September 12-14, 2016 in Graz, Austria.


The ÖGMBT Annual Meeting is the largest Life Science meeting in Austria connecting scientists, students and corporate representatives to share their knowledge and visions in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics. We are pleased to present sessions with topics covering diverse basic and applied research fields on membranes, metabolism, ageing, enzymes, microbes and synthetic biology. A special session, termed “Young Scientists Austria” is intended to provide a forum for the international PhD programs at the three participating Universities in Graz. The main program will be accompanied by parallel satellite sessions “Translational Oncology” and “Biophysics”. Our aim is to provide the best possible environment and atmosphere to discuss your data with colleagues, to establish new networks for your career and to enjoy the beautiful city of Graz.

The University of Graz will host the ÖGMBT Annual Meeting with the conference venue at the main campus (RESOWI Zentrum). Participating Universities are the Technical University and the Medical University of Graz.


The organizing committee is looking forward to seeing you in Graz!


Yours sincerely,

Günther Koraimann



Main Topics

  • Lipid Metabolism, Disorders and Cancer
  • Ageing and Neurodegeneration
  • Enzymes and Nanomachines
  • Secretion Systems
  • Infectious Diseases and Novel Treatments
  • Young Scientists Austria
  • Translational Oncology - from basics to translational
       in co-operation with Österreichische Gesellschaft für Chirurgische Forschung
  • Microbiota Today
  • Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • Single Molecules and Membranes
  • Biophysics
      Satellite Meeting by Biophysics Austria


 Invited Speakers & Preliminary Titles

David Berry
Vienna, AT

"Insights into gut microbiota function using single cell isotope probing"

Tim Clausen
Vienna, AT

"Linking protein phosphorylation and degradation: How a specific phospho-signal serves as a degradation tag"
Jürgen Eckel
Düsseldorf, DE

"The adipocyte - myocyte axis: A paradigm of organ crosstalk"
Elisabeth Grohmann
Berlin, DE

"Key players of an Enterococcus Type IV Secretion System"
Bob Hancock
Vancouver, CA

"Alternative strategies for Antibiotic Resistant Infections"

Pernille Hojman
Copenhagen, DK

"Exercise protects from cancer by regulation of immune function"

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Bethesda, US

Windows into cell metabolism through imaging"

Satchin Panda
La Jolla, US

"Time-restricted feeding for increasing healthy lifespan"

Bence Racz
Budapest, HU

"You are what you eat: influence of nutrition on hippocampal synaptic plasticity"

Dirk Trauner
Munich, DE

 "Key players of an Enterococcus Type IV Secretion System"

Cornelia Ulrich

Salt Lake City, USA


"Advancing precision prevention and translational oncology through metabolomics strategies"

John van der Oost
Wageningen, NL

 "Discovery of new CRISPR systems"

Andreas Villunger
Innsbruck, AT

 "The PIDDosome in cell death and cell cylce control"

Erwin Wagner
Madrid, SP

 "Inflammation-associated Liver Cancer and the systemic effects of Cancer Cachexia"

Gabriel Waksman
London, UK

"Structural and molecular biology of bacterial secretion systems"

Alan Warren
Cambridge, UK

"Linking leukaemia to the quality control of ribosome assembly"

Scientific Committee

Gabriele Berg
TU Graz

Kai Uwe Fröhlich
Uni Graz

Sepp Kohlwein
Uni Graz
Brigitte Pertschy
Uni Graz
Helmut Bergler
Uni Graz

Armin Gerger

Dagmar Kratky

Martin Pichler
Michael Bergmann

Klaus Groschner
Karl Lohner
Uni Graz

Helmut Schwab
TU Graz
Emilio Casanova

Akos Heinemann
Peter Macheroux
TU Graz

Martina Schweiger
Uni Graz

Robert Eferl

Gerald Höfler

Frank Madeo
Uni Graz
Christoph Wilhelm Sensen
TU Graz
Tobias Eisenberg
Uni Graz

Christoph Högenauer

Christine Moissl-Eichinger

 Ellen Zechner
Uni Graz

Organizing Committee

Günther Koraimann (Chair)
Uni Graz

Joachim Reidl
Uni Graz

Alexandra Khassidov




University of Graz

RESOWI Zentrum

Universitätsstrasse 15

Bauteil C

8010 Graz




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