Sylvia Knapp receives Prize of the City of Vienna

On 16 May 2023 Sylvia Knapp, Professor of Infection Biology at the Medical University of Vienna and PI of SFB F61, was awarded the Prize of the City of Vienna in the category Medical Sciences. The awards for outstanding achievements in culture and science were presented by the City Councillor for Culture and Science, Veronica Kaup-Hasler, in a festive ceremony in the ballroom of Vienna City Hall.

For further information see:

https://www.meduniwien.ac.at/web/en/about-us/news/2023/news-in-may-2023/sylvia-knapp-erhaelt-preis-der-stadt-wien/

https://presse.wien.gv.at/2022/12/09/preise-der-stadt-wien-2022-fuer-herausragende-leistungen-in-kultur-und-wissenschaft

5th International Conference on Cytokines in Cancer

The conference will be held at the Grecotel Kos Imperial, Kos, Greece on May 14-19, 2023. Organizing committee: Eleanor Fish, Belinda Parker, Serge Y Fuchs, Mathias Müller and Leonidas Platanias. The Conference is under the sponsorship of Aegean Conferences, a non-profit educational organization promoting science through focused scientific conferences (https://www.aegeanconferences.org). View program: https://www.aegeanconferences.org/src/App//sessions/163

The SFB members Anna Orlova and Richard Moriggl are co-founders of the pharmaceutical start-up RIANA Therapeutics spun out of Vetmeduni Vienna in February 2023. RIANA Therapeutics focuses on developing novel anti-cancer treatments with hope to improve life of cancer patients.

For further information see https://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/en/universitaet/infoservice/presseinformationen/presseinformationen-2023/riana-viennese-start-up-develops-novel-precise-anti-cancer-drugs

Foto credit Thomas Suchanek/Vetmeduni Vienna

The SFB Jak-Stat subproject leader Veronika Sexl took the lead of the University of Innsbruck (https://www.uibk.ac.at/en/) in March 2023. Veronika was appointed head of the rectorate in an international selection process for a period of four years. The SFB members congratulate Veronika to this highly responsible and prestigious position. We will miss Veronika’s scientific excellence and spirit in our team and wish her a successful and fruitful time in Innsbruck.

Richard Moriggl – a long-term member of the SFB – will take over the leadership of the subproject ‘Partners in Crime: STAT3 and CDK6 Control Transformation in Hematopoietic Cells’. We highly appreciate the commitment of Richard and look forward to exciting interactions.

Foto credit Michael Bernkopf/Vetmeduni Vienna