The Austrian Society for Trauma Surgery (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie, ÖGU) awards this year’s Science Award in the category Best Experimental Work in the Field of Trauma Surgery to Andreas Teuschl as first author of the study “A Novel Silk Fiber-Based Scaffold for Regeneration of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Histological Results From a Study in Sheep”, published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine (2016 Jun;44(6):1547-57).
In course of the 58th Austrian Surgical Congress Dr Stefan Hacker from the Medical University Vienna received the Theodor-Billroth prize for his work titled “Paracrine Factors from Irradiated Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Improve Skin Regeneration and Angiogenesis in a Porcine Burn Model”. The paper, which was published in Scientific Reports, originated in a cooperation with the LBI Trauma.
The scientific advisory board chose Roland Kocijan’s contribution to be a highlight of OSTEOLOGIE 2017. "MicroRNAs are Correlated to Bone Microstructure and Histomorphometry in Patients with Idiopathic and Postmenopausal Osteoporosis" will be presented at the congress which will take place from March 23rd to 25th in Erlangen.
Christina Schuh and Karl Schneider each won one of four Best Abstracts Awards from the Ludwig Boltzmann Society. The award ceremony took place on 29 November 2016 and was part of the LBG Meeting for Health Sciences 2016. The meeting gives young scientists the possibility to present their research.
Conny Schneider received an award for best poster presentation at the Young Scientist Association’s PhD Symposium at the Medical University of Vienna. She had presented her work on the development of an acellular cartilage scaffold to be used for the repair of articular cartilage defects.
Uwe Y. Schwarze, MSc from the Oral Biology of the Dental School, Vienna, was granted two awards at the Young Scientist Association Symposium 2016. First award was for Best Oral Presentations in the session Regeneration of Bones and Joints with the title “The *SOST*-knockout mouse model is more similar with Sclerosteosis in humans than previously known“. The second award was granted for the best artwork in the category “Live Visualization” in the Science-Art contest.
Prof. Heinz Redl, Ph.D. has been elected as a fellow (FTERM) of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS). The society has more than 4.000 members worldwide and had the international meeting 2012 in Vienna.
Best of Biotech is an international life science business plan competition organized by Life Science Austria (LISA), a program run by the Austria Wirtschaftsservice on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy.
Dr. Susanne Drechsler received the prestigious Hertha-Firnberg fellowship annually granted by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF); Dr. Drechsler received one out of six 2014 nationally-granted awards. Specifically, the Hertha-Firnberg Programme offers a 3-year long fully funded position to highly promising female scientists from all research fields to support their post-doc career.