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New international guidelines on nerve blocks in patients on antithrombotic drugs – Christoph Schlimp on the panel of experts


Nerve blocks are an integral part of the daily work anaesthetists around the world. Single nerves or nerve bundles are deliberately blocked to ease or eliminate pain in patients. Bleeding is a potential complication after neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks. The risk is increased in patients on antiplatelet and/or anticoagulant drugs.

BMBWF supports development of vascularized skin grafts


Since 2021, the FWF is offering the funding program "Alternative methods for animal experiments" with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). The aim of the program is to enable Austrian research projects, that contribute to the 3Rs: reducing, replacing and refining animal experiments to lessening the burden on animals.

One of the top projects that were able to prevail in international assessments due to their excellence is a project by the Ludwig Boltzmann Research Group: Senescence and Healing of Wounds (ShoW). The LBI Trauma acts as host and close cooperation partner of the research group.

Peter Dungel takes over as President of the Austrian Society for Surgical Research


Peter Dungel, head of the photobiomodulation research group at LBI Trauma, is the new president of the Austrian Society for Surgical Research (Österreichische Gesellschaft für chirurgische Forschung). The presidency was ceremoniously handed over at the 2021 annual meeting, which, due to Covid, was held as a hybrid event together with the congress of the Austrian Society of Surgery. Dr. Dungel has been an active member of the Austrian Society for Surgical Research for years and has already held various functions on the board. Every year he organizes the participation of numerous LBI young scientists at the society’s annual meeting.

Registration open: TERMIS Winterschool 2022


The 9th TERMIS Winterschool will take place in Radstadt, Salzburg, Austria from January 9-12, 2022 under the headline “A Workshop Series on Current Hot Topics in Regenerative Medicine".

This is a great opportunity for students to get first-hand insights into hot topics such as extracellular vesicles, cellular senescence or imaging. Young researchers are highly encouraged to present their own research via a poster. There will also be ample time for networking, with team activities in a beautiful environment and ski slopes just 100 m from the meeting venue.

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.

New Axon Quantification App launched – Webinar Sept 13-16


Counting axons on histological sections can be a laborious task, yet it is essential to quantify the success of neuroregeneration. With about 300.000 cases of peripheral nerve injury in Europe, the quest for effective surgical and therapeutic options is one of the top priorities in medical research. The peripheral nervous system has been shown to have a remarkable potential to regenerate, but might need assistance, for example in the form of a biomaterial bridging the defect, which can then be reinnervated by new axons.