5th Life Science Meeting 2013


This year the Life Science Meeting, which is organized annually together by the CMBI (LFU) and the Biocenter (MUI), was held on the occasion of its 5th anniversary in cooperation with the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT), the Biophysics Austria and the Austrian Proteomics Association. The symposium took place in the Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine in Innsbruck from September 25 through 27, 2013. The high attendence of more than 400 participants (including 280 poster contributions) confirmed the importance of exchange of experiences for the young scientists. The big success of the meeting was also reflected in the lively, mostly interdisciplinary discussions during the oral presentations and poster sessions.

As in the years before, a committee awarded the best talks and posters. The winners of the


Best Poster Award are:

  • Flür Sara (Institute of Organic Chemistry, LFU)
  • Schmidt Oliver (Institute of Molecular Biology, LFU)
  • Seiter Maximilian (Tyrolean Cancer Research Institute)
  • Ploier Birgit (Graz University of Technology)


Best Talk Award:

  • Schosserer Markus (Department of Biotechnology, BOKU Vienna)
  • Schafferer Lukas (Division of Molecular Biology, Biocenter, MUI)
  • Julian E. Fuchs (Division of Theoretical Chemistry, LFU)

The prizes were sponsored by Prof. Ernst Müllner, Biozym and eBioscience.

Keynote lectures were given from invited top scientists, who also served as advisory experts for our research activities:

  • Asifa Akhtar, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
  • Michel Desjardins, Universite de Montreal, Canada
  • Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, IST Austria
  • Karolin Luger, Colorado State University, USA
  • Frauke Melchior, ZMBH Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Nikolaus Pfanner, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Britta Qualmann, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
  • Elena Rugarli, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Susan S. Taylor, University of California San Diego, USA
Award winners of the 2013 meeting.  © Prof. S. Schwarz


Award winners of the 2013 meeting. © Prof. S. Schwarz


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