Life Science Awards Austria 2021

Der von der Österreichische Gesellschaft für Molekulare Biowissenschaften und Biotechnologie (ÖGMBT) ausgelobte Preis geht in diesem Jahr u.a. an Dr. Charlotte Zajic und Dr. Benjamin Salzer, die ihr Doktorat im Rahmen des PhD-Studiums BioToP - Biomolecular Technology of Proteins an der BOKU durchgeführt haben. Wir gratulieren herzlich!

The Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) is proud to present the winners of the "Life Science Awards Austria 2021".

The winners of the Life Science Research Awards Austria 2021 (supported by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs) are:

Category Basic Science (1 Prize à € 3.000.-): Domen Kampjut for his work "The coupling mechanism of mammalian respiratory complex I"

Category Applied Research (1 Prize à € 3.000.-): Benjamin Salzer for his work "Engineering AvidCARs for combinatorial antigen recognition and reversible control of CAR function"

Special Prize (*) for Excellence & Societal Impact (1 Prize à € 3.000.-): Charlotte Zajc for her work "A conformation-specific ON-switch for controlling CAR T cells with an orally available drug"

(*) This is a special prize bestowed among all applicants for basic science and applied research awards and who can convince the jury with a meaningful presentation of the possible social impact of their work.)


The winners of the Life Science PhD Awards Austria 2021 are:

Basic Science (1 Prize à € 1.000.- supported by THP Medical Products): Stefan Terlecki-Zaniewicz for his work "Biomolecular Condensation Drives Leukemia Caused by NUP98-Fusion Proteins"

Applied Research (1 Prize à € 1.000.- supported by Polymun Scientific): Barbara Bachmann for her work "Mechanobiology at the microscale: Organ-on-a-chip Technology as a tool to boost preclinical model relevance"

We congratulate all winners!

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