Master Student Sebastian Rieser co-mentored by Costantin Blöchl finished Master Studies
Another successful transition from ICA fellow to ICA Alumna by Eva Szenes-Nagy
Poster Price for Lisa N. Pointner
Announcement of joint ICA-DSPB Symposium, February 2020
The upcoming ICA Symposium is scheduled for the 3 and 4 February 2020. It will be organized as a joint symposium between the Doctoral College ICA and the Doctorate School DSP Biomolecules. Please register here for the Symposium as soon as possible, giving titles for presentations when applicable. Registration needs to be finished by 23 December 2019. Faculty members please also register, of course you do not need to give details for presentations.
Next ICA PhD student, Wai Tuck Soh, has graduated
David Licha’s study on metabolomic respones to ketogenic diet, a collaboration with Barbara Kofler’s lab at the University Clinics, was recently published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
PhD defense of student speaker of ICA Tamara Scheidt
Successful PhD defense of David Licha
Sebastian Rieser, a master Student mentored by ICA Student Speaker Constantin Blöchl, earned a best poster Award for his study entitled Chip-based Pillar Array Columns (μPAC™) for Proteomic Profiling of Signal Transduction in Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the 17th Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Research Symposium, 18–20 September 2019, taking place at the University of Salzburg.
Maria Klicznik, member of the ICA doctoral school at the University of Salzburg, and colleagues have discovered a population of human immune cells in the blood that appear to have everything in common with infection-fighting T cells isolated from the skin. The findings were published in the journal Science Immunology and were featured on the July cover of the journal.
The work challenges current thinking that skin-resident memory T cells are strictly retained in the skin. Maria Klicznik, in partnership with Daniel Campbell at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), and scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and other research institutions, demonstrated that tissue-resident memory T cells, can exit skin tissue, enter the blood and circulate throughout the body. These T cells can then relocate into skin at other locations of the body.
By studying these T cells in more detail, Klicznik and colleagues found that the migration of the T cells likely plays a role in the healing of skin wounds and the ability to recognize and protect against infection. “Once these cells have battled an infectious agent at one site on the skin, they may be able to recognize and fend off infection at other sites and in subsequent encounters,” the researcher said. The discovery of tissue-resident memory in the circulation of healthy individuals greatly facilitates the isolation and study of cutaneous memory T cells from a broadly available human tissue, the blood.
Young Investigators Award of the University of Salzburg 2019 presented to Helen Strandt
Helen Strandt’s investigations into the observation that tattoo pigments evade elimination by the immune system were honoured with the Young Investigators Award of the University of Salzburg 2019. Her work was also reproted in the press. Well done and congratulations!
Marie-Andeßner Stipend awarded to ICA student Esther Schamschula
Esther Schamschula’s scientific progress in the investigation of Inflammation-Related Epigenetic Changes in Lung Carcinogenesis was awarded with a Marie-Andeßner Stipend 2019 in order to support a 4th year of study in her PhD program. Congratulations and success for the continuation of the studies!
ICA-DSP Biomolecules Joint Progress Report Symposium
Another ICA-DSP Biomolecules Joint Progress Report Symposium was organized from July 2–3, 2019 at the University of Salzburg, featuring four distinguished international guest speakers, as well as 24 short talks of PhD students of the two doctoral programs Immunity in Cancer and Allergy and DSP Biomolecules.
Best talk awards were presented to
- Constantin Blöchl
- Monika Wimmer and
- Roland Zauner
Congratulations to all to very informative and well-preparared presentations. We are all looking forward to the next symposium in February 2020.
PhD defense by Olivia McKenna
Olivia McKenna successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled The Birch Pollen Matrix and Interactions with the Innate Immune System. All the best and success for your future career!
Successful PhD defense of Maria Klicznik
Lecturing Qualification for ICA principal investigator Iris Gratz
ICA/DSP Biomolecules joint symposium February 2019
- Prof. Dr. Harriet Wikman from the University Clinics in Hamburg
- Prof. Dr. Pitter Huesgen from the Research Center Jülich
- Prof. Dr. Gerhard Markus from the Technical University Munich
Best Master Thesis Award won by Constantin Blöchl