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83 - Long Night of Research
Date: 2022-06-07   Filed under: News

On the 20th May 2022 the doctoral programmes of excellence, HOROS and CORVOS, joined the Long Night of Research, where teams of researchers made the fascinating world of science visible for the interested general public through experiments, workshops and live presentations in different institutes all around Austria.

At our booth at the Centre for Chemistry and Biochemistry (CCB) in Innsbruck we guided people into our world, showing what our research can do and to which innovations we contribute with our everyday work. From establishing tridimensional lung models to distinguishing healthy or infected tissues under a microscope or checking how many microorganisms we have on our hands, everybody, from children to adults, could actually play with science.

In addition to this, HOROS students Christina Schöpf and Verena Harpf and CORVOS student Giulia Bertacchi presented their PhD programmes together with the coordinator Reinhard Würzner, explaining what it means to be a PhD student  and guiding people, especially young women, and made them interested in pursuing a PhD of their choice.

#LNF22

82 - Pint of Science Festival Innsbruck
Date: 2022-05-23   Filed under: News

The Pint of Science festival strives to provide engaging and relevant discussions on cutting-edge research to the general public — and this in bars, pubs, cafes, and other public areas. Beginning of May, scientists from the Medical University of Innsbruck, including Dr. Guido Wollmann, Dr. Zlatko Trajanoski, Dr. Hesso Farhan, Dr. Oliver Schmidt, Dr. Doris Wilflingseder, and Dr. Victoria Klepsch presented their research topics within the fields of Cancer, Immunology, Virology, and Mycology in a relaxed atmosphere at Tribaun. HOROS was part of this unique event by providing organizational and financial support.

Pint of Science Austria

81 - Life Science PhD Meeting 2022
Date: 2022-05-11   Filed under: News

This year, the Life Science PhD Meeting could be held again as an in-person event at the Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB) in Innsbruck from the 20th to the 22nd of April. Students presented their projects and findings during these days in the form of posters or short presentations. One of our IIT students, Viktoria Zaderer, was awarded first place for her poster presentation and one of our HOROS students, Anant Kakar, reached third place in his poster session.

In addition to the students' presentations, Jerome Mertens (University of Innsbruck), Ulrike Schleicher (Universitätsklinikum Erlangen), Diether Lambrechts (KU Leuven Center of Cancer Biology), Peter Penzes (Northwestern University, Chicago), Charlotte Simmler (Mediterranean Institute of Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology, Marseille) and Manuel Mayr (King’s College London) were invited to give plenary lectures on their fields of expertise. The HOROS program welcomed Thomas Orasch as speaker for the HOROS Alumni-talk. He provided insights into his current field of research at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute by giving an excellent talk on the potential use of nanoparticles in antifungal applications.

Hereby we would like to thank our HOROS students Franz Melzer, Natascha Brigo, Cristina Schöpf, and Hussam Ab Del Halim for contributing in the organization of the event, which also means that HOROS represented more than a quarter of the organization committee. We were all really looking forward to this being an in-person event after the long drawn COVID-19 pandemic and we are happy to say it was a resounding success.

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80 - HOROS Abroad - Alex from Basel, Switzerland
Date: 2022-02-17   Filed under: News

Plan A for my HOROS abroad stay was Seattle, but due to COVID-19, it was postponed and postponed until it finally was canceled. As an alternative, I was able to visit Prof. Bumann’s lab in Basel. Here in Innsbruck, I work with bacterial infections and iron metabolism with a focus on the host side. In Basle the work on the same field but with the focus on the pathogen side. Therefore, it was the perfect complement to my research. I learned a lot about bacterial iron metabolism, how to knock out genes in Salmonella and how to create reporter plasmids to get a better understanding of the gene expression under specific conditions.

Basel itself is a beautiful old and international city that is placed in a border triangle of Switzerland, Germany, and France. With a bike ride, you can visit within 30 minutes all three countries. As it gets quite hot during summer the river Rhein is a perfect cool down and “Rheinschwimmen” is kind of a local tradition. Even at the registration for the university, you get a dry bag for Rheinschwimmen.
A special experience was the EURO2020 as Switzerland reached the quarterfinals and everyone was in the streets until late at night celebrating the success of the national team.

The area around Basel itself is flat, but with a short car or bus drive, you can reach the hills of the Jura that are perfect for climbing, hiking, and paragliding. I was able to get some airtime with a fabulous view of Basel.

Basel and its Rhein

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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.



83 - Long Night of Research
Date: 2022-06-07   Filed under: News

On the 20th May 2022 the doctoral programmes of excellence, HOROS and CORVOS, joined the Long Night of Research, where teams of researchers made the fascinating world of science visible for the interested general public through experiments, workshops and live presentations in different institutes all around Austria.

At our booth at the Centre for Chemistry and Biochemistry (CCB) in Innsbruck we guided people into our world, showing what our research can do and to which innovations we contribute with our everyday work. From establishing tridimensional lung models to distinguishing healthy or infected tissues under a microscope or checking how many microorganisms we have on our hands, everybody, from children to adults, could actually play with science.

In addition to this, HOROS students Christina Schöpf and Verena Harpf and CORVOS student Giulia Bertacchi presented their PhD programmes together with the coordinator Reinhard Würzner, explaining what it means to be a PhD student  and guiding people, especially young women, and made them interested in pursuing a PhD of their choice.

82 - Pint of Science Festival Innsbruck
Date: 2022-05-23   Filed under: News

The Pint of Science festival strives to provide engaging and relevant discussions on cutting-edge research to the general public — and this in bars, pubs, cafes, and other public areas. Beginning of May, scientists from the Medical University of Innsbruck, including Dr. Guido Wollmann, Dr. Zlatko Trajanoski, Dr. Hesso Farhan, Dr. Oliver Schmidt, Dr. Doris Wilflingseder, and Dr. Victoria Klepsch presented their research topics within the fields of Cancer, Immunology, Virology, and Mycology in a relaxed atmosphere at Tribaun. HOROS was part of this unique event by providing organizational and financial support.

81 - Life Science PhD Meeting 2022
Date: 2022-05-11   Filed under: News

This year, the Life Science PhD Meeting could be held again as an in-person event at the Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB) in Innsbruck from the 20th to the 22nd of April. Students presented their projects and findings during these days in the form of posters or short presentations. One of our IIT students, Viktoria Zaderer, was awarded first place for her poster presentation and one of our HOROS students, Anant Kakar, reached third place in his poster session.

In addition to the students' presentations, Jerome Mertens (University of Innsbruck), Ulrike Schleicher (Universitätsklinikum Erlangen), Diether Lambrechts (KU Leuven Center of Cancer Biology), Peter Penzes (Northwestern University, Chicago), Charlotte Simmler (Mediterranean Institute of Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology, Marseille) and Manuel Mayr (King’s College London) were invited to give plenary lectures on their fields of expertise. The HOROS program welcomed Thomas Orasch as speaker for the HOROS Alumni-talk. He provided insights into his current field of research at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute by giving an excellent talk on the potential use of nanoparticles in antifungal applications.

Hereby we would like to thank our HOROS students Franz Melzer, Natascha Brigo, Cristina Schöpf, and Hussam Ab Del Halim for contributing in the organization of the event, which also means that HOROS represented more than a quarter of the organization committee. We were all really looking forward to this being an in-person event after the long drawn COVID-19 pandemic and we are happy to say it was a resounding success.

80 - HOROS Abroad - Alex from Basel, Switzerland
Date: 2022-02-17   Filed under: News

Plan A for my HOROS abroad stay was Seattle, but due to COVID-19, it was postponed and postponed until it finally was canceled. As an alternative, I was able to visit Prof. Bumann’s lab in Basel. Here in Innsbruck, I work with bacterial infections and iron metabolism with a focus on the host side. In Basle the work on the same field but with the focus on the pathogen side. Therefore, it was the perfect complement to my research. I learned a lot about bacterial iron metabolism, how to knock out genes in Salmonella and how to create reporter plasmids to get a better understanding of the gene expression under specific conditions.

Basel itself is a beautiful old and international city that is placed in a border triangle of Switzerland, Germany, and France. With a bike ride, you can visit within 30 minutes all three countries. As it gets quite hot during summer the river Rhein is a perfect cool down and “Rheinschwimmen” is kind of a local tradition. Even at the registration for the university, you get a dry bag for Rheinschwimmen.
A special experience was the EURO2020 as Switzerland reached the quarterfinals and everyone was in the streets until late at night celebrating the success of the national team.

The area around Basel itself is flat, but with a short car or bus drive, you can reach the hills of the Jura that are perfect for climbing, hiking, and paragliding. I was able to get some airtime with a fabulous view of Basel.

79 - HOROS meets CORVOS - Joint Doctoral Retreat Obergurgl
Date: 2022-02-02   Filed under: News

COVID-19 restrictions made it unclear, whether the Obergurgl Retreat could take place from 5th -10th January 2022 after a one year break. After all, the existing regulations at this time in Austria made this event possible under specific hygiene concepts. Due to the organization efforts of Reinhard Würzner, Marco Grasse and Silke Huber, CORVOS (Complement regulation and variations in opportunistic infections) and HOROS (Host response in opportunistic infections) members could meet for the first time together with the students from the IIT (Infection, Immunity and Transplantation) program at Obergurgl. It was a great occasion to also welcome the new HOROS, CORVOS and IIT students. Together with the other PhD candidates as well as the HOROS and CORVOS faculty, they had the opportunity to present and discuss their research. Guest talks were held by renowned scientists such as Stefan Niemann (Borstel, Germany), Seppo Meri (Helsinki, Finland), Rafael Bayarri Olmos (Copenhagen, Denmark), Jörg Köhl (Lübeck, Germany), Tom Eirik Mollnes (Bodø/Oslo, Norway), Serena Bettoni (Lund, Sweden), Peter Garred (Copenhagen, Denmark), Zoltan Prohaszka (Budapest, Hungary), Willfried Posch, Doris Wilflingseder and Heribert Stoiber (all Innsbruck, Austria) and by an industry representative Loek Willems (Hycult, Uden, Netherlands).

This year’s talks were mainly related to the current COVID-19 pandemic as well as the complement system, however, other topics like fungal infections or clinical aspects in the specific fields of the members were covered.

A special occasion this year was the extension of the HOROS program until 2023 and the presentation of the Gold medal of the European Complement Network (ECN) to Tom Eirik Mollnes for his exquisite scientific works on the complement system. The committee of the ECN was thereby virtually present.

Despite a strict program, there was some time for networking under the CORVOS, HOROS and IIT students as well as among the other scientists and to perform or learn activities such as skiing, sledging, snowshoeing or ice skating.

Hereby, we want to thank the program coordinator Reinhard Würzner, as well as Marco Grasse and Silke Huber for the great organization and execution of the retreat and the huge occasion to meet and to interconnect with respected scientists and with students of other PhD programs.





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