about Life Science Meeting

Since the beginning of the study program “Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology” in 2002, International Life Science Meetings have been held every year at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. This annual meeting is a well-accepted fantastic opportunity to bring together our students, graduates and team members with representatives and our partners from bioscience, medicine and biotech industry in a very fruitful and stimulating atmosphere. Until now more than 240 guest lecturers from 40 countries were involved in the regular bachelor and master study program. Moreover, 330 representatives from science, industry and governmental institutions participated at our annual meetings. One of the highlights were always the lectures of the biophysicist Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate from USA.

Our largest conference organized so far was in 2006. The International Nano-Biotechnology Congress about “Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers” brought together 380 foreign scientists, engineers and clinicians from 43 countries with our 220 biotechnology students. (www.magneticmicrosphere.com)

The 15th International Life Science Meeting will focus on the main topics of the degree programme Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology as well as on our current research topics. Until now governmental projects, EC-grants and collaboration with 18 biotech companies have been completed. The research activities resulted in total funding of around 20 Mio. €. More than 60 students involved in these projects have finished their bachelor, master or PhD thesis in house. Currently, eleven students and assistants are in PhD-programs.

Meanwhile the Institute of Biotechnology has more than 800 graduates. 532 Students have used for their 6-8 months internships our extreme fruitful partnership with 202 universities and research institutions and with 45 biotech companies in 34 countries.

E.g. until now 90 students have experienced research work in 40 universities in USA and 89 in 29 universities in GB. We are thankful for the good cooperation with all Austrian universities and biotech companies. E.g. 40 students have made their thesis at the Medical University of Vienna.

Because of the practical experiences in leading international and national life science institutions and companies our graduates have very good carrier opportunities. 40% of them are working in biomedical research fields and 60% in the industrial area. More than 150 graduates are in PhD programs or finished their PhD-thesis in international research- or industrial institutions as Harvard, Washington, Cambridge, Oxford, London, Dublin, Stockholm, Groningen or in German and Austrian Universities. Our graduates are in good positions in industry or academia in Austria and world-wide. They are leading R&D teams, managing biotech processes, responsible for quality control or regulatory affairs, scientific marketing or doing research in actual life science fields and publishing results in leading journals such as “Science”, “Blood”, “Cancer” or the “Journal of Biomolecular Screening”.

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When

18-19 April 2018
From 09:00 to 19:00 hrs

Where

IMC Fachhochschule Krems
Am Campus Trakt G
3500 Krems an der Donau

Who

30+ national and international Speakers

Our event schedule

2 DAYS // 14 SESSIONS

Since the beginning of the study program “Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology” in 2002, International Life Science Meetings have been held every year at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. This annual meeting is a well-accepted fantastic opportunity to bring together our students, graduates and team members with representatives and partners from bioscience, medicine and biotech industry in a very fruitful and stimulating atmosphere.

18
April
09:00 - 09:10

Meeting Opening

Opening Speech by the Head of the Institute of Biotechnology and Vice Rector IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

Harald Hundsberger

Vice Rector, Head of Institute Biotechnology and Programme Director Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

09:10 - 11:00

Session: International & National Partners Research and Academia

Chair: Edwine Lehner, Makay Kolos

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

 

 

Anna Fahlgren

09:10

Zebrafish PDX Models for Precision Medicine within Oncology

Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

*Lecturer, Collaboration Partner

Jörg Fritz

09:35

The Multifacted Roles of Type 2 Immunity: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Relevance

McGill University, Research Center on Complex Traits, Canada

*Lecturer, Collaboration Partner

Katarina Kågedal

09:55

Is Lysozyme the Cure for Alzheimer´s Disease?

Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

*Lecturer, Collaboration Partner

Veronika Sexl

10:15

The Natural Killers Go Astray – Promoting Tumor Formation

Chair of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology,University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

*Lecturer, Collaboration Partner, Supervisor of PhD-students

Enni Markkanen

10:35

Charting the molecular landscape of cancer-associated stroma in canine mammary tumours

Junior Group Leader, Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich

*Lecturer, Collaboration Partner, Supervisor of PhD-student

 

11:00 - 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 - 13:00

Session: National & International Partners Research and Academia

Chair: Bettina Sajtos , Alexander Pils

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

 

Barry Ryan

11:20

Adapting and Applying Nature’s Swiss Army Knives: Exploring Applied Enzymology in DIT

Dublin Institute of Technology, Department of Food Science and Environmental Health

*Lecturer, Collaboration Partner

Gernot Schabbauer

11:45

Urea Cycle Meets Immunology: From Basic Research to Therapeutic Application“

Center of Physiology and Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna

* Lecturer, PTS-Coach, Research Partner, Member Development Team

Petr Rathner

12:05

STIM1 protein studied by high resolution NMR spectroscopy

Johannes Keppler University Linz, Institute of Organic Chemistry

*Lecturer and Collaboration Partner

Marc Fahrner

12:25

STIM1 A dual mechanism promotes switching of the Stormorken STIM1 R304W mutant into the activated state

Johannes Keppler University Linz, Institute of Biophysics

*Lecturer

Maria Gschwandtner

12:45

Reticulon 1A Identifies Human Dendritic Cells

Medical University Vienna, Dept. of Dermatology

*Graduate, Lecturer, Supervisor of Master Students

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch Break

Lunch Break at the canteen of Campus Krems

 

15:00 - 16:00

Session: Regenerative Medicine

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

 

 

 

 

Viktoria Weber

15:00 

Differential Interaction of Extracellular Vesicles with Innate Immune Cells

Vice Rector for Research, Danube University Krems and Head, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Innovative Therapy Approaches in Sepsis

*Lecturer, PTS- and PhD-Coach, Employer of IMC-Graduates, R&D Partner

@Foto Credits :DUK/Reischer

Michael Bernhard Fischer

15:20

Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Danube University Krems, PhD Coordinator

* Lecturer

@Foto Credits :DUK/Reischer

Stefan Nehrer

15:40

Strategies for Cartilage Regeneration

Danube University Krems, Dean Faculty of Health, Head Department of Health Sciences and Biomedicine

*Supervisor of Bachelor & Master Students, Lecturer

@Foto Credits :DUK/Reischer

16:00 - 16:20

Coffee Break

16:20 - 17:20

Session: Applied Chemistry

Chairs: Miriam Tarasiewicz , Florian Friedl

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

 

 

 

Uwe Rinner

16:20

Applied Chemistry in Krems: Where Tradition Meets Innovation

des. Studiengangsleiter Applied Chemistry, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

*Lecturer

Martin Kotora

16:40

Development of 17βHSD1 Inhibitors Based on 15-Substituted Estrone

Charles University Prague, Department of Organic Chemistry; Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

17:20 - 17:40

Session: Presentation Global Biotech Player Lonza

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

Tanja Kiefer

17:20

IBEXTM Solutions – A new Biotech Park in Visp, Switzerland

Sr. HR Business Partner
Lonza AG,  Switzerland

Dominik Wegmann

17:20

IBEXTM Solutions – A new Biotech Park in Visp, Switzerland

Head MSAT IBEX
Lonza AG,  Switzerland

Michael Mödler

17:20

IBEXTM Solutions – A new Biotech Park in Visp, Switzerland

Head Training IBEX
Lonza AG,  Switzerland

17:40 - 18:40

Session: “Studium Generale”

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

 

Renata Rychtáriková

17:40

Superresolution Using Ordinary Microscopes

University of South Bohemia, Laboratory of Experimental Complex Systems

*Lecturer

Geja Oostingh

18:00

Point of Care Technologies- Development, Validation and Regulations

University of Applied Science Salzburg, Department of Biomedical Sciences

*Lecturer

Dalibor Stys

18:20

Automated Classification of Animal Behaviour Trajectories

University of South Bohemia, Head Laboratory of Experimental Complex Systems, Former Minister of Education, Czech Republic;

*Lecturer, Research Partner

19:00 -

Heuriger Müllner

Come together with “Students, Graduates, Lecturers, Coaches and R&D Partners” at the Heurigen Müllner

Heuriger Müllner, Stadtgraben 50, A-3500 Krems

19
April
09:00 - 09:40

Session: Practical Training Semester Presentation Award

09:00

Practical Training Semster Presentations

3 selected Bachelor Students of the Institute of Biotechnology IMC Krems

Susanne Waizenauer
Optimizing CRISPR/Cas9 mediated Genome Editing by using a Conversion of GFP to BFP in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Line

Petra Grünstäudl
Monoclonal antibodies directed to human Growth Hormone: development, production, characterization, and the establishment of an assay system

Bronislava Bobušová
Marine bacteria as a source of novel antibiotics: screening approaches and identification of active compounds

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

 

09:40 - 10:00

Session: Research Focus Institute of Biotechnology IMC Krems - Viral Infections

Chairs: Megan McFadden, Pallo Michal

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

Reinhard Klein

09:40

Strategies for Combating Adenovirus Infections

Institute of Biotechnology IMC Krems, Head of Research Laboratories, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

* Team Institute Biotechnology IMC Krems

09:00 - 10:00

Parallel | Lonza AG - global company profil | location Visp | career opportunities | Q&A

-> Parallel Session in Wing G1, Room E.23

Tanja Kiefer

09:00

Lonza AG – global company profil | location Visp | career opportunities | Q&A

Sr. HR Business Partner
Lonza AG, Switzerland

Dominik Wegmann

09:00

Lonza AG – global company profil | location Visp | career opportunities | Q&A

Head MSAT IBEX
Lonza AG, Switzerland

Michael Mödler

09:00

Lonza AG – global company profil | location Visp | career opportunities | Q&A

Head Training IBEX
Lonza AG, Switzerland

10:00 - 10:30

Session: RACLUS: Rare Disease Cluster Salzburg

Chairs: Megan McFadden, Michal Pallo

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

Johann Bauer

10:00

Gene Therapy in the Rare Disease Epidermolysis Bullosa – New Horizons and New Challenges

Head of the University Clinics of Dermatology Salzburg, Medical Director of the EB House Austria,

*Lecturer, Research Partner, PTS/ARTS Supervisor.

Hannelore Breitenbach-Koller

10:20

Specialized Ribosomes as Therapeutic Tools in the Rare Disease Epidermolysis Bullosa

Departement Cell Biology and Physiology, Translational Research Project Land Salzburg: Customized Protein Synthesis

*Lecturer, Research Partner;

10:00 - 10:20

Parallel | Utilization of microbial mats for the production of various biofuels

-> Parallel Session in Wing G1, Room E.23

Raeid Abed

10:00

Utilization of microbial mats for the production of various biofuels

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:40

Session: Key Note Lecture

Chair: Klavdija Bastl, Mathias Binder

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

Darryl McConnell

11:00

Drugging Cancer’s Big Four

Research Site Head Austria, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG

*Lecturer

11:40 - 13:00

Round Table Discussion

“Education and Career in Life Science”

 

Chair: Uwe Schlokat | Vice President Global Project Management, Ottobock
Lecturer, Supervisor of Bachelor and Master Students

 

Discussion Board:

  • Florian ASTELBAUER | IMC Alumnus, Quality Management, Shire
  • Johann BAUER |  Chairman Dermatology Dept., Paracelsus Med. University Salzburg
  • Ulrike FUCHS | IMC Alumna; Regulatory Affairs, Shire
  • Matthias Hackl | CEO TAmiRNA, Vienna
  • Martin KERN | Plant Manager Krems Facility, Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Tanja KIEFER| Human Resources, Lonza AG
  • Darryl McCONNELL | Research Site Head Austria, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG
  • Vanessa ERNST| IMC Alumna; Medical Writer Octapharma
  • Nicole STARY| IMC Alumna; Head Quality Compliance, Boehringer Ingelheim Vienna
  • Tamara  ZMOELNIG | IMC Alumna; Project Management Office Manager, Novartis Drug Product Schaftenau

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

Uwe Schlokat

“Education and Career in Life Science”

Chair: Uwe Schlokat | Vice President Global Project Management, Ottobock

* Lecturer, Supervisor of Bachelor and Master Students

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break – Board Meeting PTS AWARD

Lunch Break at the canteen of Campus Krems

Board Meeting PTS Award  -> Wing G1, Room G1.1.19

14:00 - 15:00

Session: Immune system profiling for personalized diagnostics in hemophilia A

Chair: Wadih Rassy, Patrick Rericha

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

Birgit Reipert

14:00

Clinical translation of  immune system profiling in infant patients with hemophilia A

Global Research, Baxalta Innovation GmbH, part of Shire

Christian Lubich

14:20

Differential effects of von Willebrand factor on processing and presentation of factor VIII-derived peptides

Research Institute for Applied Bioanalytics and Drug Development, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

 

Helmut Schweiger

14:40

Novel approach for personalized Hemophilia diagnostics – unravelling FVIII immunogenicity

Research Institute for Applied Bioanalytics and Drug Development, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

15:00 - 15:40

Session: Medical Biotechnology

Chair: Julia Grasegger, Theresa Auer

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

 

Antonio Paolo Beltrami

15:00

Glioma Associated Stem Cells; A Model of the Tumor Microenvironment for Precision Medicine

Istituto di Anatomia Patologica Universitaria, Udine

* Joint Master program, Lecturer

Giuseppe Damante

15:20

Biological Effects of TERT1 on Thyroid Cancer Cells

Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Biologiche, Università degli Studi di Udine

* Joint Master program, Lecturer

 

15:40 - 16:20

Coffee Break

16:20 - 18:00

Session: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology & Technologies

Chair: Tatjana Tomek , Viktor Denev

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

Juan Hernandez Bort

16:20

New Genetic Therapy Techniques are about to Change the Patients Journey – Points to Consider from a Process Development and Manufacturing Perspective

Head of Early Stage Development, Gene Therapy, SHIRE

 

Martin Kern

16:40

Large Scale Vaccine Manufacturing in Krems

Managing Director, MSD Animal Health Danube Biotech GmbH

*Lecturer

Jakub Dostalek

17:00

Plasmonic Affinity Biosensors for Sensitive Biomarker Analysis

Senior Scientist Biosensor Technologies,AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

*Research Partner, Supervisor of Master & PhD Students

Rudiger Ettrich

17:20

Modulation of human ORAI1 channels: modeling and simulations

Head, Center for Nanobiology and Structural Biology, Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Nove Hrady

Matthias Hackl

17:40

microRNAs – Tiny Molecules with Great Potential as Biomarkers and Drug Targets”

CEO TAmiRNA GmbH, Vienna

*Lecturer

Felix Spira

18:00

Novel automated benchtop imaging platform for advanced cell biological assays

Molecular Devices, Austria

*Lecturer and Research Partner

17:40 - 18:00

Parallel | Meeting of the International Scientific Advisory Board

Meeting of the International Scientific Advisory Board

Department of Biotechnology with Graduates

-> Wing G1, Room G1.1.19

18:20 - 18:40

Practical Training Semester Award

-> Wing G1, Room E.21

19:00 -

Dinner with the Graduates, Lecturers and Guests at the “Weinlodge Wachau”

Weinlodge Wachau
Fam. Siedler
Mauternbach 2
3512 Mautern

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