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Ticks wanted - dead or alive!

Thursday, 06 June 2019 11:51
The Medical University of Vienna is asking for your help in supporting their research on ticks and life-threatening diseases such as Lyme borreliosis. How can you help? See text below, or follow the pdf in this link! You like to enjoy nature and can’t wait for the perfect day to finally start your outdoor activities again? You enjoy hiking, geocaching, mushroom hunting or simple strolls in beautiful forests and nature areas?  You are fond of collecting things for a good reason? Then you are perfect to help us! We are the Austrian research group for ticks and tick-borne pathogens at the Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology of the Centre for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology at the Medical University of Vienna. As the name already tells we are interested in ticks and the microorganisms they contain such as Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis. We want…
The deadline for the Life Science Awards Austria has been extended to June 18th, 2019! You are still on time to apply either for the Research Awards, where outstanding research papers are honoured, or the PhD Awards, where excellent dissertations are recognized. Follow the respective link for details and requirements. In addition to the prize money amounting to €11.000, the awardees will also get the unique chance of opening the 11th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting with the special lecture and award ceremony “Life Science Awards Austria 2019”. Should you have any further questions, have a look at our website or feel free to get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Best of luck to all applicants!

Life Science PhD Meeting Innsbruck

Thursday, 23 May 2019 04:17
At this year's Life Science PhD Meeting Innsbruck, the ÖGMBT sponsored a Poster Award and a Short Talk Award. Congratulations to the winners Felix Grabherr and Eva Maria Fritz to each winning €100! Felix's Poster was entitled "Western-diet-derived arachidonic acid induces epithelial ferroptosis which is a feature of Crohn's disease", while Maria's winning talk was called "How to starve fear: Exploring dopamine and ghrelin as novel targets in a rodent model of refractory anxiety disorders". If you missed this opportunity to win an award, do not despair! At the 11th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting "Inside the World of Biomolecules", you also have the chance of being awarded a Best Poster or Best Talk Award. See our website for details. From left: Gregor Ömer (YLSA West), Felix Grabherr, Eva Maria Fritz, Ludger Hengst (Branch Manager West)