ÖGMBT - YLSA (Young Life Scientists Austria)

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What is ÖGMBT YLSA

Young Life Scientist Austria is a bottom-up initiative from young scientists for young scientists. YLSA is the young segment of Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) and being a member of ÖGMBT enables you to participate in all YLSA activities. YLSA is organised in four Austrian branches: North, South, West and East. No matter in which city you are living, you can attend to all events of all branches.

Why YLSA was founded

YLSA was founded due to a simple reason: Only about 3,5 % of life science graduates can secure a permanent position at a university with more and more PhDs graduating while faculty positions are stagnating. But were does the rest go? Originally trained as scientists, many will continue doing an “industry” or other science related jobs outside academia. Job centres at universities offer job fairs and “how to apply” initiatives – but in many cases the question what the job is actually about remains unanswered upon application? YLSA aims to close the information gap between life science students and life science job profiles outside academia. YLSA thereby addresses following questions: Which positions outside academia do I qualify with a life-science degree? How do I get in touch with people doing this job? What were their experiences with the application process? Which DOs and DONTs do they recommend

What is YLSA doing

YLSA organises various events to bring together students and early graduates of life science disciplines with graduates working outside academia as well as with life science companies. As such, YLSA organises „Out of the Box Talks“ where Experts with a life science background working outside academia talk about their experiences and job profiles. In addition, YLSA regularly visits pharma and biotech companies, ranging from small and medium size enterprises to big pharmaceutical companies. Besides, regular tables and social events are organized to also strengthen the network among participants and organizers of YLSA events.

YLSA & Friends

The YLSA Vienna region is proud to announce that as of January 2019, the ÖGMBT-supported YLSA & Friends program has officially been launched.
YLSA & Friends is an interdisciplinary partnership program that builds on successful activities - such as Company Visits or Out of the Box Talks - in order to create even more opportunities for participating young life science students. As such, YLSA & Friends allows the YLSA to invite young graduates from disciplines unrelated to the life science sector, who in their profession are frequent users of goods and products originating from life sciences. YLSA & Friends shall thereby lead to an interdisciplinary exchange between young life scientists as "designers" of innovative goods and "users" of the same. This exchange shall ultimately allow young life scientists to get to know the “user” perspective, as enriching addition to their prevalent life sciences perspective. Starting in the Vienna region this year, YLSA & Friends will subsequently be implemented all over Austria with the ultimate goal of improved biotechnology-enabled products in the future.

How can I participate in YLSA events

Our events are announced in the ÖGMBT newsletter, the ÖGMBT homepage or calendar and on social media. YLSA is supported by the ÖGMBT board which multiply events via round-mailings. No matter which channel informed you about an event, the registration is only one E-mail away. Besides being a participant, you can also get active and if you have an idea for a workshop, talk other events, just reach out to us and we will find best support your event.

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YLSA Zweigstelle OST
Vorstandsmitglied

 

 

MSc Jonas Ramoni
PhD Fellow - Molekulare Biotechnologie
TU Wien
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Team YLSA OST:
Elisabeth Fitz, Judith Frei & Nilay Patel

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MSc Gregor Ömer
PhD Fellow -  Sektion für Humangenetik
Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
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"So far there are only unsatisfactory island solutions to connect young life scientists at their local institutions.
To me, ÖGMBT offers a perfect platform to establish a countrywide network needed to leverage interdisciplinary synergies"

Jonas


 

"Collaborations and and networks are important aspects in Life Sciences. YLSA is the perfect opportunity to meet other scientists, companies and fellow students to improve your very own network"

 

Gregor

 

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YLSA Zweigstelle SÜD

 

 

 

 

 

BSc Pascal Mülner
Institut für Umweltbiotechnologie
TU Graz
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Team YLSA SÜD:

Julian Taffner, Melanie Obermeier, Carina Hasenöhrl & Pablo Zardoya-Laguardia

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 MSc Bianca Chichirau
 Department of Biosciences
 University of Salzburg
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 Team YLSA Nord:
 Felix Locker

 

 

"Be part of the future of life sciences"

 

Pascal


"YLSA is the best platform existent in Austria dedicated for those who want to embark on the new adventures that the research field brings along. Either a student or a young professional, YLSA offers you the chance to always be informed about the latest trends, events and career opportunities in the world of science."


Bianca

 

The Facebook group "ÖGMBT Young Life Scientists Austria (YLSA)" was created to facilitate communication and to announce the latest news and events.
Please visit also the ÖGMBT facebook page.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

THE YLSA TEAMS ARE WORKING ON FURTHER ACTIVITIES - DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON  
     
     



ÖGMBT Out of the Box Talk
 10th April 2019, 17:30-19:30 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?
Then you should definitely join the Young Life Scientists Austria Career Event at the Vienna BioCenter with the invited young life science graduate:
Michaela Obersriebnig, MSc., Clinical Study Manager at Valneva Austria GmbH

As part of this Out of the Box Talk, Michaela will tell you more about her job and the associated roles and duties she has in her position as a young life science graduate. After their presentation there will be Q&A.

When?            Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 17:30-19:30
Where?           IMP lecture hall, Campus-Vienna-BioCenter 1, Vienna
How?              Register with Anna via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



ÖGMBT YLSA WEST Stammtisch

2nd Tuesday each month

at 18:00

Uni Cafe, Innrain 55, Innsbruck

Upcoming regulars' tables in 2019:

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Join us for a relaxed get-together and find out more about Innsbruck’s  
life science community.
We will meet every 2nd Monday each month.
The first drink is at our expense (restricted to ÖGMBT members).
We look forward to seeing you!

 

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PAST EVENTS




 

YLSA Kick-off Event

June 29th, 2016 in 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 13th, 2016 in Graz

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

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YLSA Social Event - Billard

October 20th, 2016 in 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 24th, 2016 in Graz Relaxed get together @ Kegelbahn Scheff with  Carina (MUG), Maria, Peter, Marielies, Christoph and Pascal (TU Graz).

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Role Model Talk: Scientific Publishing Springer January 19th, 2017 in 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 16th, 2017 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 23rd, 2017 in 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 2nd, 2017 in Salzburg

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

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OUT OF THE BOX TALK May 18th, 2017 in 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 24th, 2017 in Kapfenberg

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

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST Kick off - BBQ
June 1st, 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
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 9th at 19:00
MFPL, Dr. Bohrgasse 9, 6.Stock
1030 Wien

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

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ÖGMBT YLSA SÜD:

Company Visit @ Sandoz Ljubljana

November 20th
starting at 7:00, 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 20th at 19:00
Tiroler Bauernkeller, Meinhardstr. 13, 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 18th at 18:00
Pond of the NaWi Salzburg
Hellbrunnerstr. 34
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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”

Wednesday, 17.01.2018 at 17:30

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

Company visits

14.2.2018, 10 am, ThioMatrix, 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

Monday, 26th of February 2018

CCB, Innrain 80, Seminar room M01.392

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The workshop was a great success!

 

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ÖGMBT YLSA NORD:
Career day for biologists
February 28th, 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
15.3.2018, 7 pm, FH Campus Wien Vienna Biocenter
Helmut Qualtinger-Gasse 2, stair 2, ground floor,
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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. 

 



 

ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

Company visit

21.3.2018, ViraTherapeutics, Innsbruck ViraTherapeutics  



 
 

ÖGMBT YLSA OST:

Bio Goes Business
Karriere in der Biologie
ABA-Tagung 2018
 7.4.2018, Universität Wien, Biozentrum UZA I, HS 1

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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.

 



 
 

ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

@ Life Science PhD Meeting Innsbruck 2018

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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!

 



 

ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:

Company visit

23.04.2018

Oroboros Instruments, Schöpfstraße 18, Innsbruck

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



 
ÖGMBT YLSA OST:
Company visit at the ERBER Group
26.4.2018
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

25.05.2018

Gebro Pharma, 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
 29.5.2018
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
7.6.2018

 

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 17.09.2018

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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:
Stammtisch
9.10.2018

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



 

ÖGMBT YLSA OST:

Out of the Box Talk

 
18.10.2018

Out of the Box Talk Oct 2018

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
     
24.10.2018

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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"
 07.11.2018

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YLSA-WEST  traditional "Netwörggelen"

 



 
ÖGMBT YLSA WEST:
Stammtisch
13.11.2018

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

 
 
 
 
 

ÖGMBT YLSA OST:

Company Visit at AGRANA

03.12.2018

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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

13.12.2018

Weihnachtsfeier 2018

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

 



 
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ÖGMBT YLSA WEST Company Visit

23.01.2019

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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 24.01.2019

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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 06.02.2019

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!