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Our Annual Meeting is the melting pot of the Austrian Life Science Community - a place to listen to renowned speakers, for participants to present their latest work and for all of us to network in a family-like atmosphere. This year, we will meet in a virtual room via Zoom!

The layout in our virtual meeting room will enable interactivity in order to keep up the cherished spirit of learning from each other, exchanging ideas and giving each participant ample opportunities to discuss her/his research with colleagues, friends and senior scientists. Here is a sneak preview of what we envisage:

From September 21-23 our virtual meeting room will stage the Kick off event (2 sessions/day à 2h). You will hear lectures from renowned Plenary Speakers, our Austrian Life Science Awards Austria 2020 winners and get insights into the latest Corona research conducted in Austria. We will feature the Life Science Career Fair and will hear and discuss about cryo-EM and healthy ageing in the 21st Century, as Graz special contribution. Our much appreciated exhibition will be an interactive VirtualExpo (with live chat and live video calls), which will accompany us starting from the kick-off event on throughout the period of all Life Science Tuesdays.

Following the Kick off event, our virtual meeting room will open its’ doors for bi-weekly Life Science Tuesdays, where we will spend an afternoon together focussing and interacting on a specific topic – centrepieces will be invited talks, short talks, “Science Flashes” in lieu of posters, workshops/webinars and the VirtualExpo. One batch of Life Science Tuesdays will be held from October to December 2020 and a second batch from January to March 2021. For details on Life Science Tuesdays – read further

We as organisers strive to provide you as presenter, participant or exhibitor with the same scientific quality and interactivity as you are used to from previous ÖGMBT Annual Meetings!

Stay tuned for further information as we roll out our program step by step!

Your Organizing Committee,
Harald (Chair), Helmut & Alexandra



Life Science Tuesday Topics

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Invited Speakers

Teresa Carlomagno3 Carlomagno 2
Leibniz University Hannover, DE

Hesso Farhan
University of Oslo, NO4 Farhan

Stéphane Guillouet12 Guillouet


David Haselbach Haselbach


Christof R. Hauck

University of Konstanz, DE8 Hauck 2

Brian KennedyKennedy


Ondrej Kuda

The Czech Academy of Sciences, CZ 1 Kuda

Marlene Oeffinger2 Oeffinger
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), CA


Jilian Petersen 5 petersen

University of Vienna, AT

Stephan Sieber 6 Sieber

Technical University Munich, DE

Oliver Stegle 10 Stegle 3

DKFZ & European Molecular Biology Laboratory, DE

Daniela Thommen 11 Thommen


Jordan Turnbull 7 Turnbull

ViraTherapeutics, AT

Heike Walles 9 walles

OVGU Magdeburg, DE


Organizing Committee

Harald Pichler (Chair)
Graz University of Technology

Helmut Bergler
University of Graz

Alexandra Khassidov



Scientific Committee

Christian Becker
University of Vienna

Gabriele Berg
Graz University of Technology

Michael Bergmann
Medical University of Vienna

Rolf Breinbauer
Graz University of Technology

Kristina Djinovic-Carugo
University of Vienna

Anita Emmerstorfer-Augustin
Graz University of Technology

Sebastian Falk
University of Vienna

Julia Feichtinger
Medical University of Graz

Kai Uwe Fröhlich
University of Graz

Klaus Graumann
Phoenestra GmbH

Giovanni Grillari
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

Gerald Höfler
Medical University of Graz

Elif Karagöz
University of Vienna

Cornelia Kasper
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences           

Sabine Kienesberger
University of Graz

Georg Klima
Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG

Robert Kourist
Graz University of Technology

Tobias Madl
Medical Universty of Graz

Christine Moissl-Eichinger
Medical Universty of Graz

Bernd Nidetzky
Graz University of Technology  

Brigitte Pertschy
University of Graz

Tea Pavkov-Keller
University of Graz

Thomas Rattei
University of Vienna

Beate Rinner
Medical Universty of Graz

Gernot Schabbauer
Medical University of Vienna

Martina Schweiger
University of Graz

Stefan Schild
University of Graz

David Teis
Medical University of Innsbruck


VirtualExpo and Exhibitor Quiz

Our much-appreciated exhibition will be an interactive VirtualExpo, which will accompany us starting from the Kick off event and throughout the period of all Life Science Tuesdays.

We are convinced that the VirtualExpo with the challenging Exhibitor Quiz will be an interesting and fun place to be. The interactive tools embedded in the VirtualExpo – text chat and video call - will facilitate a personal conversation between participants and exhibitors similar to a face-to-face encounter. As participant you can access the VirtualExpo HERE. Upon entering you will see an exhibition overview and be able to select which booth you want to pay a visit to. In the exhibition overview the companies will mark when they are available “now live” / or “visit anytime”.  

Exhibitor Quiz

And of course we will feature our challenging Exhibitor Quiz. At each of the 12 Life Science Tuesdays we will run an extra quiz – so you have 12 opportunities to win! The objective is to visit many booths and answer the questions correctly at a given Life Science Tuesday!


Tools & Interactivity

We will be using the following tools and platforms for conducting and promoting the online meeting:

  • Zoom: virtual meeting with plenary room and breakout rooms

INTERACTIVITY in our virtual meeting room is of utmost importance for us. With Zoom we have a tool where we can have all participants in a plenary room and can create ample breakouts to mix/meet/discuss. And we are very flexible – if, in the course of a topic, a group needs a breakout room for further discussion, we can facilitate that ad-hoc.

  • ÖGMBT Webpage with integrated Conference Management System and VirtualExpo platform
  • Social Media Channels: YouTube / Facebook / LinkedIn

Congress Office

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