The goal of the meeting is to promote and support scientists by offering them a stage to present their work and to give them a chance to assert themselves within the scientific setting, connect with other players of the health sciences community and to start new cooperations. Therefore every research area had its own session including a key note lecture and four oral presentations of the best submitted abstracts. The oral presentations in oncology were moderated by Prof. Richard Moriggl, who welcomed Prof. Nancy Hynes from the FMI in Basel to present her research on breast cancer. The following four oral presentations in cancer research were held by researchers of the LBI-CR, with Jan Pencik, Dagmar Stoiber, Tahereh Javaheri and Astrid Aufinger. A permanent poster presentation completed the conference.
Best Abstract Award
For the best abstract of each of the six research areas a "Best Abstract Award" worth € 500 was awarded, sponsored by Merck, Roche Austria and Günther Schlag Foundation. Jan Pencik from the LBI-CR received the award within the cancer topic for his presentation of "Aberrant STAT3-ARF signaling targets distinct subgroups of lethal prostate cancer".
For a full programme of the meeting follow the link.