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Mag. Georg Kapsch, President of the Federation of Austrian Industries visits LBI-CR

Prof. Richard Moriggl welcomes Mag. Georg Kapsch at the LBI-CR

 

Mag. Claudia Lingner, DI Josef Pröll, Prof. Richard Moriggl supported by staff of the LBI-CR hosted Mag. Georg Kapsch, the president of the Federation of Austrian Industries on June 2, 2014. Mag. Kapsch showed himself impressed by the possibilities of modern cancer research and showed particular interest for the potential of novel cancer models generated through genetic modification.

Team of Lukas Kenner receives prestigious Novartis-Award of the DGP

The research team of Lukas Kenner received the prestigious Novartis-Award of the German Society of Pathology (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pathologie e.V., DGP) for their outstanding work entitled „PDGFR blockade is a rational and effective therapy for NPM-ALK-driven lymphomas" published in Nature Medicine. Former co-worker Dr. Laimer received the award personally on June 12 in Berlin during the 98th annual meeting of the DGP.

Current Report

Since 2005 the LBI-CR has evolved into one of Austria's internationally visible scientific institutions in cancer research. With the creation of three endowed professorships by the Medical University Vienna and the University for Veterinary Medicine, Vienna in cooperation with the LBG the integration of the established center of excellence into the Austrian scientific community is under way.

Of mice and men

Richard Moriggl accepted an endowed professorship on "translational methods in cancer research" and gave an interview to the daily "Der Standard" at this occasion, which is available below in German only.

LBI-CR at the "Austrian Researchers' Night"

Prof. Emilio Casanova explains the use of DNA in modern cancer research.

On Friday April, 4 once again the Austrian Researchers' Night 2014 took place. From 5:00 pm onwards researchers of the LBI-CR presented the station "Where does cancer come from?" at the Campus of the Medcal Univeristy Vienna. Many visitors isolated DNA from Kiwifruit, and the very little ones used lab-pipettes to cexplore the effects of pH changes. In addition we made tumor-samples available to be viewed through a microscope. Many visitors discussed with researchers about modern medical research and how it helps to tackle cancer. We thank all visitors for stopping by and the interested questions.

New team leader joins LBI-CR

Florian Grebien joins LBI-CR as team leader to develop his independent research programme in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in January 2014.

He completed his postdoctoral research in the team of Giulio Superti-Furga at the Research Centre for Molecular Medicine and will continue his outstanding research to elucidate the mechanistic basis of leukemogenesis.His team will be using a multidisciplinary approach, deploying a number of modern techniques, including shRNA and drug screening, expression profiling and proteomics. Within the forthcoming years, Dr. Grebien will develop a strong independent research team with international visibility, benefitting from the full support of the LBI-CR and the stimulating research environment provided by the LBI-CR's partner institutions. With this appointment the LBI-CR creates an attractive opportunity for an outstanding Austrian young research talent with the support of the LBG .

Please see the career section for current recruitments of the Grebien team.

Richard Moriggl receives prestigious Austrian cancer research award

Richard Moriggl, director of the LBI-CR

This year Richard Moriggl was selected for the "Große Zentraleuropäische Preis"  for cancer research to mark his excellent scientific achievements in the field with the development of clinically relevant cancer models. His research proves to be of international relevance since many years. In the name of the entire board Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ehalt congratulated Richard Moriggl to his succesful research.

Jan Pencik receives poster prize at first LBG health sciences meeting

The LBG organised a special meeting for all Ludwig Boltzmann Institutes and Clusters, active in the area of medicine and life sciences as well as its related disciplines. The main purpose was to get to know each other’s research, to establish new cooperations under the roof of the LBG and to inform the medical community/public about the health related LBG activities. The common denominator of the participating institutes and clusters is also the namesake of the meeting: Health Sciences

Dr. Moriggl thanks DI Pröll and BM Töchterle for their support

At the recent networking event of the LBG, held on the twentieth floor of the Raiffeisenhaus in Vienna, Dr. Moriggl presented science minister Karlheinz Töchterle and President Josef Pröll with a collection of scientific images. He used the opportunity to show his gratitude to both for their support in extending the LBI-CR for a second funding period and discussed his future plans to maintain momentum for the research institute.

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