Life Science PhD Meeting Innsbruck 2018

Call for abstracts for the Life Science PhD Meeting 2018

Abstract submission deadline extended!

New deadline February 18th 2018

The abstract submission deadline has been extended! Submission of abstracts for the Life Science PhD Meeting Innsbruck 2018 is possible for one more week until February 18th. The meeting will take place on April 5th and April 6th 2018 at the Center of Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB, Innrain 80). It is a joint event of the Medical University Innsbruck and the Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck and is organized by the ÖH MUI-Team PhD, the Center for Molecular Biosciences Innsbruck (CMBI), the three MUI excellence PhD programs, i.e. Molecular Cell Biology and Oncology (MCBO), Signal Processing in Neurons (SPIN) and Host Response in Opportunistic Infections (HOROS) as well as the SFB F-44. Please note that not only PhD students, but everyone in the Life Science community (including undergraduate students and postdocs) is most welcome to join and also to present.


The program will cover a broad selection of topics ranging from Analytical and Diagnostic Methods and Models, over Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and Aging, Genetics and Genomics, Immunity, Infectious Diseases, Oncology and Clinical Medicine to Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

These topics will not be presented solely by students, but also by four excellent plenary speakers including Prof. Jannie Borst from the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Prof. Malcolm Richardson from the University of Manchester and Prof. Peter Scheiffele from the University of Basel. We will announce the fourth speaker as soon as possible!

Beside poster sessions and short talks, a workshop on good practice in publishing and writing (organized by FEBS letters) will aid you in your scientific career. Of note: Participants are limited to 50, so if you wish to take part in the workshop (April 5th 2018, 08:30-12:00) please send us an email – first come, first serve.

To celebrate Life Sciences in Innsbruck we will also have a grand party at the end of the meeting with an exquisite buffet and the “Molecular shape shifters” rocking the CCB.

If you plan on participating, please send us your filled-out abstract form (see attachment) as a pdf file to (submission deadline February 11th 2018). Even if you don´t plan on presenting, please let us know via e-mail that you will come, so we get enough food and drinks for everyone!

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We look forward to seeing you and your poster there!

Best regards,

Bettina Rass, Valentina Sladky & Sebastian Peer

On behalf of the organizing committee
Life Science PhD Meeting Innsbruck 2018

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