At this year’s Vetmeduni Science Day, there were interesting talks, poster sessions from students, networking opportunities as well as awards given in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions from the previous year. Members of the Moriggl lab, Richard Moriggl and Heidi Neubauer, were very successful and received three awards.
Lab head Richard Moriggl was awarded with the ‘Vetmeduni Vienna ‘Scientist of the Year’ Award, non-clinical category: Highest number of citations’.
Heidi Neubauer was awarded with the ‘Vetmeduni Vienna ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ Award, non-clinical category: Highest number of citations’ and the ‘Vetmeduni Vienna ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ Award, non-clinical category: Most third-party funding’.
Due to her remarkable research efforts, Dr. Anna Orlova was awarded with the FFG Spin-Off Fellowship which enables her to form her own group within the Moriggl lab. In the course of the fellowship, Anna wants to target cancerous STAT5 oligomerization in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. We are impressed by this great accomplishment!
In the research work „The ERBB-STAT3 Axis Drives Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease” Anna could show that hyperactivation of ERBB receptors and STAT3 can lead to transmission of tumours in the Tasmanian Devil. Congratulations, Anna!
For his excellent talk on “The gain-of-function STAT5BN642H mutation as a driver of T-cell lymphoma and leukemia”, PhD student Tobias Suske was honored with the Young Investigator Award at the Annual Meeting of the OeGHO & AHOP in Linz.