• DocDay 21 Tulln ~ 4. & 5. November 2021

DocDay Conference 2021

The DocDay 2021 is a two days PhD conference taking place at the University Research Center Tulln (UFT) in Tulln. The event will be held under the auspices of the Bio-Resources and Technologies (BiRT) inititative.

This year’s conference will take place at the Inge Dirmhirn building / Universitäts- und Forschungszentrum Tulln in 3430 Tulln, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24 (Google maps).

The aim of the conference is to provide PhD students working at the Campus Tulln a platform to present their research. The event allows an interdisciplinary exchange of the research groups at the Campus Tulln.

PhD students are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation. Furthermore, three awards will be granted for the best talk, best poster. The first day of the conference will be closed by the DocDay After Party. All interested persons are highly welcome to join the presentations, scientific discussions and social events! Due to Covid-Restrictions there is limited place: please register at: docday-tulln(at)boku.ac.at




4 November 2021

  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Keynote 1:
    Lisa-Ariadne Schmidt
    Technology Transfer Manager
    "From the Lab to the real world - Interlectual property & Technology transfer“
  • Keynote 2:
    Brigitte Gschmeidler
    Managing Director of the non-profit scientific association "Open Science Vienna"
    "Inform, engage, include - The multiple facets of science communication"
  • Information from
    Mario Enzenberger
    Gesellschaft für Forschungsförderung Niederösterreich
    "NFB PhD Förderungen“
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Presentation of the BOKU/tecnet/accent Innovation Award 2021 "Innovation to market" by Vice Rector Christian Obinger
  • DocDay Party with the Band "Around 7"

5 November 2021

  • Excursion to "Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)" Klosterneuburg
  • PhD students of IST will present their topics, research areas and infrastructure
  • PhD students of BOKU will present their topics, research areas and infrastructure
  • Exchange of ideas, discussing and networking


Registration and abstract submission

Registration and abstract submission start: 15th of July 2021

Abstract submission for oral talks and posters until 15 October 2021

Presentation submission until 20t October 2021

Please download the Word template and fill in your abstract and the registration information.

Email the file to docday-tulln(at)boku.ac.at

PhD students who want to obtain 2 ECTS for the course Bio-Resources and Technologies in the winter semester 2021/22 have to additionally register at BOKUonline (The participation is restricted to PhD students working in the field of Biorescources and -technologies).

Students registered for the course will present their research topic in form of an oral (12 min talk + 3 min discussion) or a poster presentation on the 4th of November. On the 5th November an excursion to the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) will take place. 2 ECTS credits are granted for the DocDay-lecture or poster at day 1 and a brief presentation of your institute/lab/equipment/research/methods (together with others) to the IST students.



The DocDay 2021 will take place at the Inge Dirmhirn building (Universitäts- und Forschungszentrum Tulln).

Presentations can be started from the provided laptop (Windows 10, Internet connection) equipped with Microsoft Office 365.

Standard poster hangars for A0 posters will be available and mounting material will be provided.


3G rule applies to this event!

Vaccinated (with a centrally licensed vaccine against COVID19):
Proof of less than 9 months (270 days) past
o    COVID19 second vaccination     or
o    COVID19 vaccination with vaccine administered in only one dose e.g. Johnson & Johnson (valid from the 22nd day after the single vaccination.)  or
o    Single dose COVID19 vaccination after recovery.

o    Segregation certificate, not older than 6 months, issued by the authority. Important: The person for whom the certificate was issued has been proven to be SARS-COV2 positive.  or
o    Proof of neutralizing antibodies, not older than 3 months, issued by a certified laboratory!

Tested (valid from 1.9.2021, in analogy to the requirements of the city of Vienna):
Negative Covid-19 test result
o    of an antigen test not older than 24 hours (performed and issued by approved body). Antigen self-tests are not accepted!  or
o    of a PCR test not older than 48 hours (issued by approved body).



Associated Research Groups


► BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Hermann Bürstmayr
H97100 Institut für Biotechnologie in der Pflanzenproduktion
H95700 Institut für Pflanzenzüchtung

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing.sc.agr. Dr.sc.agr. Astrid Forneck
H95800 Institut für Wein- und Obstbau
H95000 Department für Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften (DNW)

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas Gronauer
H93100 Institut für Landtechnik

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Georg Gübitz
H97400 Institut für Umweltbiotechnologie   
H97000 Department für Agrarbiotechnologie, IFA-Tulln

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christian Hansmann
H89100 Institut für Holztechnologie und Nachwachsende Rohstoffe

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Hans-Peter Kaul
H95100 Institut für Pflanzenbau
H95000 Department für Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften (DNW)

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Rudolf Krska
H97300 Institut für Bioanalytik und Agro-Metabolomics

Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dr.rer.nat. Falk Liebner
H77400 Institut für Chemie nachwachsender Rohstoffe

Mag. Dr. Doris Ribitsch
H97400 Institut für Umweltbiotechnologie

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dr.rer.nat. Dr.h.c. Thomas Rosenau
H77400 Institut für Chemie nachwachsender Rohstoffe

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dr. Rainer Schuhmacher
H97300 Institut für Bioanalytik und Agro-Metabolomics

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Siegrid Steinkellner
H95300 Institut für Pflanzenschutz

Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat. Joseph Strauss
H94100 Institut für Angewandte Genetik und Zellbiologie (IAGZ)   
H94400 Institut für Mikrobielle Genetik (IMIG)

Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Dr.h.c. Alfred Teischinger
H89100 Institut für Holztechnologie und Nachwachsende Rohstoffe

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Walter Wenzel
H91100 Institut für Bodenforschung (IBF)

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Rupert Wimmer
H89100 Institut für Holztechnologie und Nachwachsende Rohstoffe


► AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Doz. Dr. Angela Sessitsch

Dr. Markus Gorfer
Environmental Pathogen Detection

Doz. Dr. Claudia Jonak
Improvement of Plant Quality + Vigor

Doz. Dr. Angela Sessitsch
Microbe-assisted Crop Production

Dr. Günter Brader
Microbial Genome Mining & Strain Improvement



DocDay 2013.pdf

DocDay 2014.pdf

DocDay 2015.pdf

DocDay 2016.pdf

DocDay 2017.pdf

DocDay 2018-flyer.pdf

DocDay 2019.pdf