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We did it again - third HOROS alumni
Date: 2018-07-18   Filed under: News

More and more students finish their studies - this time it was Hemalata Deshmukh (Pryja), who defended her PhD thesis on the 12th of July in front of a huge audience. Pryja started with her project as one of the first HOROS students in autumn 2014. Her thesis investigated the relevance of platelets and complement for the pathogenisis of invasive fungal infections. She did very well in presenting her results. We wish you also the best for your future, Pryja!

HOROS Abroad - Erin: "Hello everyone from New York"
Date: 2018-07-12   Filed under: News

I am working at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Hospital. It is one of the most renowned Cancer hospitals in the United States, where I have a fantastic array of resources at my disposal. My PhD project (in IBK) involves immune cells in the ageing bone marrow (human) and their ability to survive for long periods of time, here at MSK I am working with thymi (mice), an organ crucial for T cell development which is known to involute with age. In particular the work is focused on understanding the role of certain immune cells in the Thymus, ie Macrophages, after Sub lethal irradiation, and the process of regeneration and repair. The overall goal is to understand ways in which we can help the immune system repair itself when patients receive the harsh treatments commonly associated with cancer.

I am currently staying in east Harlem, which is known as Spanish Harlem, largely for its central American demographic. The Latin music plays loud in the streets, and the area is alive and friendly. In true Innsbruck fashion, I have invested in a bicycle, and I ride everyday approximately 20 minutes to the Hospital. It is a little dangerous in comparison to the lovely safe bike paths by the Inn, but don’t worry, I have a helmet!

The New York work mentality is out of this world! But when I do get some time to myself I work out in central park, meet up with friends at the plethora of bars and restaurants available in Manhattan, or visit the Beach in Coney Island.

Overall this experience has been invaluable to me as a student for its learning and networking opportunities. I have made some wonderful friends, and it’s something I will never forget.

Some lab members at after work drinks on the river

Watching the soccer with the boss in his office

View from the lab

Central Park view

City view from brooklyn

Coney Island beach

Chrysler tower, my favourite building

Broadway/Time Square

HOROS retreat with canyon hike & roller-coaster ride
Date: 2018-07-06   Filed under: News

On the 4thJuly, a Bus picked us up at the University hospital and brought us to Imst, where we started to hike through the beautiful canyon Rosengartenschlucht. It was very sunny and warm, and some of us were attempted to jump into the river for a short refreshment. Unfortunately, no one was willing to go first, and thus we all stayed dry…After the hike, we had lunch together and discussed many different topics with our speaker Reinhard Würzner. After we finished that official part, some of us went further up the mountain by cable car to then go down with a roller-coaster – that was fun :-)  Finally, the bus brought all of us with a smile on our face back to Innsbruck.

Group picture

In the canyon

Second HOROS Alumni
Date: 2018-06-29   Filed under: News

Marco Grasse is the second HOROS student, who defended his PhD thesis on the 28thof June in front of many HOROS students and his examiners Univ.-Prof.Dr.rer.nat. Heribert Stoiber, Univ.-Prof.Dr.rer.nat. Nikolaus Romani and his supervisor Univ.-Prof.Dr.med. Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein. He started his PhD studies in autumn 2014 and investigated immune responses following tetanus and diphtheria vaccination in humans and mice of different ages. Marco went during his studies for 6 months to the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he gained a lot of knowledge on vaccinology. His work resulted in three publications so far. The Defense was very well and we wish you all the best for your future, Marco! 

horos news

Be up to date! Have a look at our most recent news, and if you want, you can also check the library for 

STAYS ABROAD, PROGRESS-REPORTS & CONGRESSES.



We did it again - third HOROS alumni
Date: 2018-07-18   Filed under: News

More and more students finish their studies - this time it was Hemalata Deshmukh (Pryja), who defended her PhD thesis on the 12th of July in front of a huge audience. Pryja started with her project as one of the first HOROS students in autumn 2014. Her thesis investigated the relevance of platelets and complement for the pathogenisis of invasive fungal infections. She did very well in presenting her results. We wish you also the best for your future, Pryja!



HOROS Abroad - Erin: "Hello everyone from New York"
Date: 2018-07-12   Filed under: News

I am working at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Hospital. It is one of the most renowned Cancer hospitals in the United States, where I have a fantastic array of resources at my disposal. My PhD project (in IBK) involves immune cells in the ageing bone marrow (human) and their ability to survive for long periods of time, here at MSK I am working with thymi (mice), an organ crucial for T cell development which is known to involute with age. In particular the work is focused on understanding the role of certain immune cells in the Thymus, ie Macrophages, after Sub lethal irradiation, and the process of regeneration and repair. The overall goal is to understand ways in which we can help the immune system repair itself when patients receive the harsh treatments commonly associated with cancer.

I am currently staying in east Harlem, which is known as Spanish Harlem, largely for its central American demographic. The Latin music plays loud in the streets, and the area is alive and friendly. In true Innsbruck fashion, I have invested in a bicycle, and I ride everyday approximately 20 minutes to the Hospital. It is a little dangerous in comparison to the lovely safe bike paths by the Inn, but don’t worry, I have a helmet!

The New York work mentality is out of this world! But when I do get some time to myself I work out in central park, meet up with friends at the plethora of bars and restaurants available in Manhattan, or visit the Beach in Coney Island.

Overall this experience has been invaluable to me as a student for its learning and networking opportunities. I have made some wonderful friends, and it’s something I will never forget.

HOROS retreat with canyon hike & roller-coaster ride
Date: 2018-07-06   Filed under: News

On the 4thJuly, a Bus picked us up at the University hospital and brought us to Imst, where we started to hike through the beautiful canyon Rosengartenschlucht. It was very sunny and warm, and some of us were attempted to jump into the river for a short refreshment. Unfortunately, no one was willing to go first, and thus we all stayed dry…After the hike, we had lunch together and discussed many different topics with our speaker Reinhard Würzner. After we finished that official part, some of us went further up the mountain by cable car to then go down with a roller-coaster – that was fun :-)  Finally, the bus brought all of us with a smile on our face back to Innsbruck.

Second HOROS Alumni
Date: 2018-06-29   Filed under: News

Marco Grasse is the second HOROS student, who defended his PhD thesis on the 28thof June in front of many HOROS students and his examiners Univ.-Prof.Dr.rer.nat. Heribert Stoiber, Univ.-Prof.Dr.rer.nat. Nikolaus Romani and his supervisor Univ.-Prof.Dr.med. Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein. He started his PhD studies in autumn 2014 and investigated immune responses following tetanus and diphtheria vaccination in humans and mice of different ages. Marco went during his studies for 6 months to the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he gained a lot of knowledge on vaccinology. His work resulted in three publications so far. The Defense was very well and we wish you all the best for your future, Marco! 



Long night of Research 2018
Date: 2018-04-20   Filed under: News

On the 13th of April the Long Night of Research took place. More than 14.000 visitors came along and took the possibility to visit different exhibitors of the Medical University of Innsbruck. They had the chance to perform experiments by themselves, ask questions and get in touch with scientist on more than 250 booths.

HOROS had an info booth as well, where students got an overview about our PhD program. We informed them about how to apply, the key subjects of our program and the possibilities to go abroad during the study. We had visitors from all ages. Young pupils and even seniors were interested in doing a PhD. 

Taken together it was a successful night for medical science in Innsbruck and HOROS!





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