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Joint doctoral retreat on Infection, Immunity & Complement
Date: 2018-02-05   Filed under: News

We had again a really wonderful retreat at the Innsbruck University conference center in Obergurgl from 28.01.-01.02.2018. HOROS as well as Infection, Immunity & Transplantation students went there together with other PhD students and Postdocs from Denmark, Norway, Finnland and United Kingdom. Everyone gave very interesting talks on different topics of innate and adaptive immunity. Furthermore, a couple of Keynote speakers were invited: Jörg Köhl – University of Lübeck, Stefan Niemann – Forschungszentrum Borstel, Doris Wilflingseder – Medical University of Innsbruck, Peter Garred – University of Copenhagen, Seppo Meri – University of Helsinki and Tom Eirik Mollnes – University of Oslo. The invited speakers discussed together with our HOROS coordinator Reinhard Würzner a strategy for a joint EU-grant application: CORVOS (COmplement Regulation and Variation in Opportunistic infectionS), which is going to be submitted in January 2019.

Next to the interesting talks and discussions we also found the time for skiing sessions, which everyone enjoyed a lot. There was plenty of sun, snow and good mood in the air. We are very thankful for having such nice scientific retreats and chances to build up new friendships and cooperation partners – Many thanks to the FWF and Reinhard Würzner for making this possible!

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CORVOS discussion

First successful HOROS PhD defense
Date: 2018-01-27   Filed under: News

Britta Schiela is the first HOROS student who successfully finished her PhD. Since 2014 she extensively investigated the topic: “Interactions of ZIKA viruses with the complement system” under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heribert Stoiber. During her PhD she went to Twincore in Hannover, Germany, for 3 months to learn new methods, which helped her on further investigations of ZIKA virus. On 26th of January, she defended her PhD in front of her supervisor and external examiner Prof. Francesco Tedesco (Trieste, Italy) and did very well.

Congratulations Britta!!! HOROS wishes you all the best for you future.

 

Picture (left to right): R. Würzner, H. Stoiber, B. Schiela, F. Tedesco

Scientific exchange of Bozen and Innsbruck
Date: 2017-12-24   Filed under: News

The BI-DOC programme was established as a scientific exchange between Bozen/Italy and Innsbruck years ago. Plenty of students from the Free University of Bozen came to Innsbruck for visiting lectures. However, only a few Innsbruck students took the chance to go to Bozen by now. This has been changed by the end of November. Eleven students of the PhD programmes Infection, Immunity & Transplantation (IIT) and HOROS went to Bozen for a two-day course on “Population-based studies and biobanks in the –omic era”. All students passed the examination with “excellent” or “good” - it was very interesting and useful for the students' further studies. Thus, our visit in Bozen was definitely worth it and we are positive that many other students will take this chance in the future!

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HOROS II APPROVED BY FWF
Date: 2017-12-23   Filed under: News

We are very happy to announce that the flight of HOROS will continue! The FWF and the involved international reviewers have very positively evaluated our report of the first period, HOROS I, and granted a prolongation for further 4 years – 01.03.2018 will be the official start of HOROS II.

In addition to accepting 5 of our recent faculty members and projects for the next period, two further FMs and projects have also been very positively evaluated and so HOROS welcomes Florian Kronenberg and Florentine Marx-Ladurner as new faculty members. This is the first, but also final extension by law, but a run off period of approximately 18 months may be added, so that HOROS II will likely fly until September 2023.

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.



Joint doctoral retreat on Infection, Immunity & Complement
Date: 2018-02-05   Filed under: News

We had again a really wonderful retreat at the Innsbruck University conference center in Obergurgl from 28.01.-01.02.2018. HOROS as well as Infection, Immunity & Transplantation students went there together with other PhD students and Postdocs from Denmark, Norway, Finnland and United Kingdom. Everyone gave very interesting talks on different topics of innate and adaptive immunity. Furthermore, a couple of Keynote speakers were invited: Jörg Köhl – University of Lübeck, Stefan Niemann – Forschungszentrum Borstel, Doris Wilflingseder – Medical University of Innsbruck, Peter Garred – University of Copenhagen, Seppo Meri – University of Helsinki and Tom Eirik Mollnes – University of Oslo. The invited speakers discussed together with our HOROS coordinator Reinhard Würzner a strategy for a joint EU-grant application: CORVOS (COmplement Regulation and Variation in Opportunistic infectionS), which is going to be submitted in January 2019.

Next to the interesting talks and discussions we also found the time for skiing sessions, which everyone enjoyed a lot. There was plenty of sun, snow and good mood in the air. We are very thankful for having such nice scientific retreats and chances to build up new friendships and cooperation partners – Many thanks to the FWF and Reinhard Würzner for making this possible!

First successful HOROS PhD defense
Date: 2018-01-27   Filed under: News

Britta Schiela is the first HOROS student who successfully finished her PhD. Since 2014 she extensively investigated the topic: “Interactions of ZIKA viruses with the complement system” under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heribert Stoiber. During her PhD she went to Twincore in Hannover, Germany, for 3 months to learn new methods, which helped her on further investigations of ZIKA virus. On 26th of January, she defended her PhD in front of her supervisor and external examiner Prof. Francesco Tedesco (Trieste, Italy) and did very well.

Congratulations Britta!!! HOROS wishes you all the best for you future.

 

Picture (left to right): R. Würzner, H. Stoiber, B. Schiela, F. Tedesco



Scientific exchange of Bozen and Innsbruck
Date: 2017-12-24   Filed under: News

The BI-DOC programme was established as a scientific exchange between Bozen/Italy and Innsbruck years ago. Plenty of students from the Free University of Bozen came to Innsbruck for visiting lectures. However, only a few Innsbruck students took the chance to go to Bozen by now. This has been changed by the end of November. Eleven students of the PhD programmes Infection, Immunity & Transplantation (IIT) and HOROS went to Bozen for a two-day course on “Population-based studies and biobanks in the –omic era”. All students passed the examination with “excellent” or “good” - it was very interesting and useful for the students' further studies. Thus, our visit in Bozen was definitely worth it and we are positive that many other students will take this chance in the future!

HOROS II APPROVED BY FWF
Date: 2017-12-23   Filed under: News

We are very happy to announce that the flight of HOROS will continue! The FWF and the involved international reviewers have very positively evaluated our report of the first period, HOROS I, and granted a prolongation for further 4 years – 01.03.2018 will be the official start of HOROS II.

In addition to accepting 5 of our recent faculty members and projects for the next period, two further FMs and projects have also been very positively evaluated and so HOROS welcomes Florian Kronenberg and Florentine Marx-Ladurner as new faculty members. This is the first, but also final extension by law, but a run off period of approximately 18 months may be added, so that HOROS II will likely fly until September 2023.



Blog "HOROS abroad": Six months in Munich/Germany
Date: 2017-11-24   Filed under: News

With the help of HOROS, I had the great opportunity to work in the Immunregulatory group of Dr. Peter Murray at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich. Due to the fact that the lab moved from the St. Jude children's research hospital in Memphis to the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich with the begin of May, I learned a lot what it means to set up a new lab. The Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry is mainly focused on protein and immune biochemistry, and therefore it is a great place for scientific exchange.

During my stay abroad I worked a lot on the role of TNFα in inhibiting M2 macrophage polarization. By working on this and other projects I could use already acquired knowledge from my lab in Innsbruck as well as new methods I learned and got focused on new research fields in Munich. This was the basis for a great time with a lot of interesting discussions and meetings. The immunregulatory group is really international and therefore we had a great mixture of Australian, French, German and Austrian people.

It was great that my colleagues weren’t only workmates but also friends. So we went e.g. to a wine tasting together or visited the Oktoberfest. We also jointed a soccer team on the summer festival of the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry and so it was the first time I played soccer myself. Munich is not that far away from Innsbruck but I never visited the city in detail before my stay abroad. On weekends I was given the opportunity to change this and visited many tourist highlights. For example I went to the Tollwood festival (where you can try food from all over the world), the Frühlingsfest (a kind of small Oktoberfest) or I also visited the Deutsches Museum or Sealife. One of my personal highlights was to visit a Champions league game of the soccer club FC Bayern Munich. Altogether Munich is a great city with really nice people and lots of places worth visiting.

I enjoyed the time in Munich a lot. It was very interesting to learn how another lab works and due to HOROS I had the opportunity to make new cooperation partners and friends hopefully for a long time.



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