Just recently Dr. Wolfgang Holnthoner, the head of the Endothelial Cell Group, was invited as speaker at the workshop "Innovation in Biomedicine: advanced in vitro and in silico models". This workshop was held at the privately owned Universita Campus Bio-Medico in Rome. Around 100 PhD students and other fellow scientists had the opportunity to listen to different talks dealing with the use of various model systems as alternatives to animal experimentation.
A very fancy location at the Vienna University of Technology was the place for the ceremony of this year’s „INiTS“-Award. Severin Muehleder, MSc, PhD student in the endothelial cell group at LBI Trauma could convince the jury in the category „Research beyond borders“ with his work on artificially constructed microcapillaries on so-called multi-organ-chips. The award (2000 €) was given by Dr. Boehmelt (Boehringer-Ingelheim), followed by a short presentation of Mr. Muehleder to the interested auditorium.