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ÖGU Award for Best Experimental Work goes to Jakob Schanda


Every year, the Austrian Association for Trauma Surgery (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie, ÖGU) honors the best experimental work in the field of trauma surgery. In 2021, the prestigious award went to Jakob Schanda, part of the shoulder regeneration group at LBI Trauma, for his study: “Zoledronic Acid Substantially Improves Bone Microarchitecture and Biomechanical Properties After Rotator Cuff Repair in a Rodent Chronic Defect Model”, which was published in the renowned American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Life Science PhD Award goes to Barbara Bachmann


The Austrian Society for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Molekulare Biowissenschaften und Biotechnologie, ÖGMBT) has honored five young researchers for their internationally outstanding work. Among the winners was Barbara Bachmann, member of the Competence Center for Mechanobiology at LBI Trauma and the Cell Chip Group at Vienna University of Technology, who received the award for her sensational dissertation. Due to the pandemic, the award ceremony took place on a small scale and the presentations were broadcasted online.

Sylvia Nürnberger is MedUni Vienna’s Researcher of the Month


In December 2020, MedUni Vienna awarded the title “Researcher of the Month” to Sylvia Nürnberger, head of the cartilage regeneration group at LBI Trauma. The award was presented to her on the occasion of the study “Repopulation of an auricular cartilage scaffold, AuriScaff, perforated with an enzyme combination” published in the Top Journal Acta Biomaterialia.

The Human Touch among the Top10 finalists for the S&B Award


The Rudolf Sallinger Fund awards early-stage commercialization ideas based on state-of-the-art research with the S&B Award. With his Start-Up company The Human TouchJohannes Hackethal made it among the top 10. The winner will be awarded with € 20,000 as well as mentoring services and other support offers for their commercialization idea. All projects placed 2-10 will receive mentoring services and other support offers for their commercialization idea. 

Voting is possible until Monday, October 5, 12:00 at!

VICEM Diploma Thesis Award für Julia Böhm


The Vienna Center for Engineering in Medicine, (VICEM), an inter-university cooperation center between the Technical University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, annually awards a Diploma Thesis Award for an outstanding thesis. This year, the award went to Julia Böhm from LBI Trauma for her work entitled „Extrakorporale Stoßwellentherapie – Simulation elektrohydraulisch erzeugter Stoßwellen und deren Druckfelder bei Gewebeinteraktion“ (Extracorporeal shock wave therapy - simulation of electrohydraulically generated shock waves and their pressure fields during tissue interaction).

Paracelsus Science Award for Coagulopathies group


The Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) annually gives out the Paracelsus Science award, a research award in the four categories Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Thanks to their outstanding research activities and numerous publications in 2018, the group around Herbert Schöchl was able to claim Gold for the third time. Already in 2015 and 2016 they received this honor, in 2017 the researchers achieved Platinum.

The eye of the beholder – histological image wins photo competition


Scientific results are evaluated based on objective criteria, while beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Time and again research yields images which are perceived as beautiful, yet this subjective aspect is often overlooked. A contest organized by the MuSkITYR aimed to bring them into the spotlight. Under the headline Science meets Art they were looking for images from the field of musculoskeletal research which they jury then assessed for their artistic value.

Best Abstract Award at the LBG Health Science Meeting 2018 for Susanne Drechsler


Susanne Drechsler received a best abstract award for her work “Characterization of microbial spread during abdominal sepsis by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)” at the LBG Health Science Meeting 2018.

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ-dysfunction caused by a dys-regulated immune response to an infection. This study compared two methods for identification and characterization of bacteria in the circulation and the abdominal fluid during abdominal sepsis. Microbiology cultures, the standard method, were compared to NGS, a faster and more sensible method for detection of cell-free bacterial DNA.

Lodwick Award for novel treatment of lumbar axial back pain


The Lodwick Award is presented annually to the author of the paper with the largest impact in the field of musculoskeletal radiology, medicine or physiology. This year, the award was handed to Dr. Stephan Becker (LBI Trauma in collaboration with Medimpuls) for his clinical study on the ablation of the basivertebral nerve (BVN) for the treatment of back pain, published in The Spine Journal.