ÖGMBT - YLSA (Young Life Scientists Austria)

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ÖGMBT Young Life Scientists Austria was established in 2016 and is a network organized by and for young scientists (Masters, PhDs, Post-Docs) within the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology. The aim of YLSA is to form an Austrian wide network among young life scientists to address the particular needs of this group. Examples in this respect are career development options (“Shall I do a PhD or not?”, “I want to find a job in industry but how?”…), public relations activities (“why is public promotion of research important for the location Austria and young scientists?”, “what are the working conditions in academia and young scientists?”) and mentoring programs, but also off-topic events are organized.

As the topics covered of YLSA are based on the input of the peers (which means you!), we encourage everybody with a “hot topic” to just get in contact with us.

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YLSA Zweigstelle OST


MSc Jonas Ramoni
PhD Fellow - Molekulare Biotechnologie
TU Wien
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YLSA Zweigstelle WEST



MSc Christoph Sonderegger
PhD Fellow -  Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
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"So far there are only unsatisfactory island solutions to connect young life scientists at their local institutions.
To me, ÖGMBT offers a perfect platform to establish a countrywide network needed to leverage interdisciplinary synergies"



YLSA Zweigstelle SÜD



BSc Pascal Mülner
Institut für Umweltbiotechnologie
TU Graz
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Julian Taffner, Melanie Obermeier & Carina Hasenöhrl

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 YLSA Zweigstelle NORD



 Wolfgang Gruber, Msc, PhD
 Department of Molecular Biology
 University of Salzburg
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 Team YLSA Nord:
 Felix Locker

"Be part of the future of life sciences"



"The ÖGMBT YLSA provides an unique opportunity for students and young life scientists to get in touch with like-minded peers on the local and national level"






Trip to Salzburg Christmas Market

December 18th at 18:00
Pond of the NaWi Salzburg
Hellbrunnerstr. 34

YLSA/ÖGMBT members and interested life scientists are welcome to join the Christmas Market trip. This event is intended to get to know each other better and brainstorm about strategies to expand and foster the YLSA/ÖGMBT community in Salzburg and Upper Austria.

We will meet at 18:00 at the pond of the NaWi Salzburg (Hellbrunnerst. 34) and walk to the Salzburger Christmas Market; you can also join us at 18:30 at the Christmas Market (in front of the cathedral).

Please register here for the trip: https://goo.gl/forms/uUwxxWIqR5KqgA9p1

Career day for biologists

February 20th
starting at 7:00, Graz 

The YLSA will invite successful personalities that present themselves, their carreers and their current jobs, for example from Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche, THP, a GMP Cleanroom-Lab, Scarletred and many more. Master and PhD students will also be able to get a certificate. Save the date!



2nd Monday each month

at 18:00

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Upcoming regulars' tables in 2017:


Time to launch our first ÖGMBT Young Life Scientists Austria (YLSA)  
regulars' table in Innsbruck.
Join us for a relaxed get-together and find out more about Innsbruck’s  
life science community.
We will meet every 2nd Monday each month from 18:00 at Tribaun.
The first drink is at our expense (restricted to ÖGMBT members).
We look forward to seeing you!



3rd monday each month

at 18:00
Molly Malone, Färdergasse 15, Graz

Upcoming regulars' tables in 2017:


3. MOnday each MOnth at MOlly malone

Join us at our regularś table for a chat over a drink in laid-back  
atmosphere and socialise with your fellow students and peers. Your  
first drink is at the expense of ÖGMBT (restricted to members)- so get  
yourself a pint and join us for the craic.

we look forward to see you there,
carina, julian, pascal & mel







YLSA Kick-off Event

June 29th, 2016 in Vienna

17 young researchers from TU Wien, BOKU, IST Austria, MUW, Vetmed, Uni Wien, MFPL and even from TU Graz.
It was a great evening and a strong signal for a strong network & many great activities for the future!

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YLSA Info Event

September 13th, 2016 in Graz

Presentation of YLSA during the 8th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting by Jonas Ramoni & Pascal Mülner

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YLSA Social Event - Billard

October 20th, 2016 in Vienna

Relaxed get together @ Billardcafe KÖÖ7 with Andreas (IST), Lisa (BOKU), Franziska & Nikolaus (AIT), Elisabeth & Jonas (TU Vienna) and Julian (MFPL)

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YLSA Social Event - Bowling

October 24th, 2016 in Graz Relaxed get together @ Kegelbahn Scheff with  Carina (MUG), Maria, Peter, Marielies, Christoph and Pascal (TU Graz).

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Role Model Talk: Scientific Publishing Springer January 19th, 2017 in Vienna

Dr. Silvia Herold, Editor in Biomedicine / Life Sciences @ SpringerNature talked about what her daily work looks like and about scientific publishing in general. Great opportunity for networking and a relaxed conclusion with drinks & snacks afterwards.

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Company visit at the ERBER Group February 16th, 2017 27 young researcher participated at the Company Visit of  the ERBER Group Campus in Getzersdorf and the BIOMIN Research Center in Tulln.

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Science Dinner - eatdrinkconnect February 23rd, 2017 in Graz Mag. Dr. Karin Schaupp and Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Robert Kourist discussed in a relaxed atmosphere with young reserachers about the topic “Academia vs. industry: Einstein or Bayer- who are you going to be?”

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YLSA NORD Kick-off  Event
March 2nd, 2017 in Salzburg

18 enthusiastic young researchers participated at this this Kick-off Event in Salzburg.

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OUT OF THE BOX TALK May 18th, 2017 in Vienna

Dr. Matthias Brunner, Trainee as Patent Attorney @ Sonn & Partners Vienna, showed us how his daily work looks like, and wgave insights into which skills are needed to be successful in this profession.


 COMPANY VISIT - LACTOSAN  May 24th, 2017 in Kapfenberg

 17 young researcher visited the  styrian based biotech and pharma company LACTOSAN.

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YLSA WEST Kick off - BBQ
June 1st, 2017, Innsbruck

more than 50 young researchers came together at the Kick-off event in CCB Innsbruck

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Dr. Jernej Zupanc - Effective Visual Communication of Science September 21, 2017, Graz When reading research papers, grant proposals, conference posters or viewing slide presentations, researchers look at visuals first. If created properly, scientific figures are the most effective way to explain complex ideas and research results. This seminar gave an introduction to how researchers search and read scientific literature and how we can use basic principles of visual communication to attract the readers' attention and guide their eyes through composition.

 1st ÖGMBT YLSA WEST Stammtisch  Oktober 9, 2017 Innsbruck

 Relaxed get-together with discussions about Innsbruck’s life science community.

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YLSA Süd Semesterstart: Pizza Roulette October 20, 2017
Get together of the YLSA SÜD with interesting discussions and exchange of ideas for next life science activities
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Out Of The Box Talk
November 9th at 19:00
MFPL, Dr. Bohrgasse 9, 6.Stock
1030 Wien

 ÖGMBT YLSA Out of the Box Talk with Dr. Michael Wildauer, Management Trainee @ Shire

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Company Visit @ Sandoz Ljubljana

November 20th
starting at 7:00, Graz

The company visit to Sandoz located in Ljubljana was very successful!  Sandoz, the generic division of Novartis, is a pioneer in the field of biosimilars and the second-largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world.


YLSA Törggelen & Netwörggelen
 November 20th at 19:00
Tiroler Bauernkeller, Meinhardstr. 13, Innsbruck

The ÖGMBT YLSA West networking event in the form of Törggelen, a mouthwatering tradition from South-Tirol with wine and chestnuts!





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