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Early Bird deadline: 2nd INTERREG - 7th TERMIS Winterschool 2019


The 2nd INTERREG - 7th TERMIS Winterschool 2019 will take place in Radstadt, Salzburg, Austria from January 13th-16th, 2019 under the headline "Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration: From Mechanobiology to in Vitro/in Vivo Models and Advanced Imaging ".

This is a great opportunity for students to get first-hand insights in performing preclinical (in vitro and in vivo) models as well as in vivo imaging. Participants are also invited to present posters on the workshop’s topic. Networking will be encouraged with team activities in a beautiful environment and ski slopes just 100 m from the meeting venue.

New habilitation: "Endothelial cells and their molecular functions in angiogenesis and vascularization”


Congratulations to Wolfgang Holnthoner, head of the endothelium and vascularization group, on his recent habilitation at the Medical University of Vienna!

In his thesis “Endothelial cells and their molecular functions in angiogenesis and vascularization”, he describes the role of endothelial cells in the formation and growth of blood and lymphatic vessels.

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.

The role of BH4 in T cell biology - LBI scientists publish in Nature


In cell-mediated immune responses, T cells play a central role. Their activation is associated with autoimmunity and cancer defense mechanisms. Adelheid Weidinger and Andrey Kozlov from the LBI Trauma’s Research Group for Molecular Basis of Organ Failure and Regeneration, together with the group of Josef Penninger from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Shane JF Cronin, first author), looked into the mechanisms regulating the activity of T-cells and discovered the critical role of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) in these mechanisms. Their findings have just been published in Nature.

Symposium Invitation: Medical research in Austrian companies


The AUVA research center knows the needs of trauma patients first hand and is always aiming to improve current treatments. By working together with partners in industry, the AUVA can provide a swift transition of new insights into the clinics.

On November 8th, the LBI Trauma is hosting a symposium on “Research and Industry” (“Forschung und Unternehmen – Gemeinsam für das Wohl von Unfallpatienten“) with subsequent networking buffet. In course of the event successful cooperations of the AUVA, the LBI Trauma and the economy are presented. Austrian companies, many of them associate members of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration, offer insights into exciting projects in the field of regenerative medicine.

"3D Printing and Biofabrication" presented in Kyoto


Besides hundreds of exciting talks by leading scientist, the TERMIS World Congress in Kyoto featured another highlight: The first presentation of the first printed book 3D Printing and Biofabrication from the Springer Reference book series “Tissue Engineering and Regeneration”. Heinz Redl, head of the LBI Trauma and Senior Editor of the Series is happy to put his hands on a physical copy of the book.