Austrian Life Science Meeting online

About this event

Sep 21, 2020
Sep 23, 2020

Dear Colleagues of FEMS members societies,

2020 is proving to be a challenging year for all of us. On the one hand, we are restricted in entering our labs and our universities and many national and European congresses have been cancelled or postponed. On the other hand, research (especially regarding SarsCov2) is booming and has received much public attention.

As Board of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology, we have decided to use this chance and place our 12th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting “Biomolecules in/for the 21st Century” into the virtual realm. As our meeting is always conducted in English and attracts scientists from near and far, we take this opportunity to inform you about our programme, details of which can be found on

From September 21-23 our virtual meeting room will stage the kick-off event (2 sessions/day á 2h). You will hear lectures from renowned Plenary Speakers, our Austrian Life Science Awards winners and get insights into the latest Corona research conducted in Austria. We will feature the Life Science Career Fair and will hear and discuss about cryo-EM and healthy ageing in the 21st Century

Our much appreciated exhibition will be an interactive VirtualExpo (with live chat and live video calls), which will accompany us starting from the kick-off event on throughout the period of all Life Science Tuesdays.

Following the kick-off event, our virtual meeting room will open its’ doors for bi-weekly Life Science Tuesdays, where we will spend an afternoon together focussing and interacting on a specific topic –  centerpieces will be invited talks, short talks, “Science Flashes” in lieu of posters, workshops/webinars and the VirtualExpo. One batch of Life Science Tuesday will be held from October to December 2020 and a second batch from January to March 2021.


Life Science Tuesday topics (dates) and deadlines for Abstract Submissions:    

#1/12: Lipids and Metabolism (06 Oct 2020)                                                   06 Aug 2020

#2/12: RNA Biology (20 Oct 2020)                                                                      20 Aug 2020

#3/12: Structure to Function (03 Nov 2020)                                                    03 Sep 2020

#4/12: Organelles and Transport (17 Nov 2020)                                             17 Sep 2020

#5/12: Microbiome Innovations (01 Dec 2020)                                               01 Oct 2020

#6/12: Chemical Biology (15 Dec 2020)                                                            15 Oct 2020

#7/12: New biologics, novel analytical tools (12 Jan 2021)                           12 Nov 2020

#8/12: Infection and Immunity (26 Jan 2021)                                                  26 Nov 2020

#9/12: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (09 Feb 2021)        09 Dec 2020

#10/12: *Omics Data Analysis and Integration (23 Feb 2021)                      23 Dec 2020

#11/12: Translational Oncology (09 Mar 2021)                                               09 Jan 2021

#12/12: Molecular Biotechnology (23 Mar 2021)                                           23 Jan 2021


The layout in our virtual meeting room will enable interactivity in order to keep up the cherished spirit of learning from each other, exchanging ideas and giving each participant ample opportunities to discuss her/his research with colleagues, friends and senior scientists.

Our kind request to you as colleagues:  With our meeting being online, it is well accessible for all interested colleagues from near and far, furthermore, we have kept the registration fees very low (€ 50.- for BSc/MSc students, € 70.- for PhD students and € 90.- for regular attendees) – so that everyone can enjoy  13 events within 6 months!