Magdalena Schimke


SchimkeWas born 1986 in Salzburg and finished the Christian Doppler highschool with a special focus on natural sciences and open learning in 2004.

In 2007 she finished her bachelor’s degree with a focus on cell biology and physiology at the University of Salzburg, including internships in Croatia (marine biology traineeship) and Costa Rica (Tropenstation der Österreicher, La Gamba to study a newly discovered avian species).

The master’s studies in Biomedicine were performed at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, finished up with a master’s thesis in cardiac pathology at the Department for Cardiology, School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Additionally, plenty of internships at various medical research laboratories within Austria were performed.

Since 2010, she is a PhD student at the Institute for Biomedical Aging Research within the Austrian Academy of Science (until September 2012) and University of Innsbruck (since September 2012), respectively. The PhD-project is embedded in one of eight Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise founded by the E.U., namely DiaLife,dealing with mesenchymal stem cell- and nanodiamond-guided facial bone tissue engineering.

The PhD is expected to be finished by 2013, and will be followed by a post-doc position with Austria or the U.S. working on tissue engineering.