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The program

The mammalian immune system acts as a complex surveillance system ensuring to distinguish between self and non-self, and between harmless and dangerous events approaching from outside or inside of the organism. Moreover, it interacts with growth, differentiation and death of cells and tissues, and thus maintains the homeostasis and the integrity of our body.

The doctoral program “ICA” focuses on two pathologies of the immune system, i.e. the overwhelming allergic immune response and the inefficient immune response against certain tumors. Both diseases are a growing concern and there is an urgent medical need to elucidate the underlying mechanisms for the development of new therapies. The scientific goal of the program is unraveling the cellular and molecular immunological mechanisms and pathways and to develop rational and molecule-based strategies for the treatment of these diseases.

For this purpose, we select excellent graduate students from all over the world, provide an intellectually stimulating environment, excellent instrumental and methodological infrastructure and ambitious scientific projects. Eleven research groups with international reputation guarantee high quality research and training. Furthermore, the college structure ensures that students benefit from the collective experience of the researchers.

Program members are employed with full social security coverage at the University of Salzburg and are funded for at least 3 years. The ICA Program gives support for research stays in partner laboratories or universities, travel expenses for visiting congresses, workshops, summerschools and international courses.

With more than fifty percent of female students, the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Salzburg has an impressive portion of young women in science. ICA would like to follow this line, therefore, female students are encouraged to apply for the PhD program.  

 

ICA is financed by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

 

 

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    A total of 34 researchers were newly admitted to the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). Julia Lajta-Novak, Habil-Stipendiatin für Englische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Salzburg, was appointed to the "Junge Akademie".
    Environment and consumer protection ranks in EU economic interests. This conclusion is the result of an international investigation supported by the FWF Science Fund. The reason for this lies in the search for legitimacy of the European institutions.
    The Austrian Network for Migration History (ÖNM) recently expanded and enriched the research profile of the Department of History with its research, exhibition, collection and publication activities within the framework of historical migration research. At the same time, the network is the Research Center of Migration, Labor and Urban Studies, which is also located at the Department of History.
    On Thursday, 27 April, at 17:30, the lecture series of the Department of Communication Science and the Center for ICT&S continues with a lecture by Robert VOGLER (Geography) on “Digital Geoinformation in everyday life”. Location: Hörsaal 381, Rudolfskai 42.
    PLUS Green Campus, the University Library of the University of Salzburg and the Province of Salzburg invite you to the reading of Thomas Weber („Ein guter Tag hat hundert Punkte“; publisher Biorama) as part of the climate and energy strategy SALZBURG 2050.
    Weekly starting 2 May, 2017, from 17:00 – 19:00, at the Atelier in the KunstQuartier, Bergstraße 12a or FÜNFZIGZWANZIG, Residenzplatz 10. Public lecture series (within the framework of UNI 55-PLUS) conceptualized by the doctoral candidates of the Doktoratskollegs "The Arts and their Public Impact: Concepts – Transfer- Resonance". http://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/doktoratskolleg/energy-ring-releases.
    The question of Theological Theology is discussed in four blocks, from 14:30 to 18:00 in HS 103 of the Catholic Theological Faculty (Universitätsplatz 1, Salzburg, 3 OG). Next date: Tues., 9 May, 2017.
    The starting point of the guest lecture within the framework of the Philosophical Society in Salzburg, in cooperation with the Salzburg Working Group for Psychoanalysis (SAP), is both a simple statement and a complex question.
    Critical science in the society of migration.
    At the W & K events, experts are invited to present interesting information on the subject.
    From 13:00 to 18:00, lectures will be held on the subject of "Armenia". The speakers are coming from Australia, the USA and directly from Armenia, as well as from Salzburg and Vienna. The venue is Hörsaal 101 in the Faculty of Theology, Universitätsplatz 1.
    Workshop with Ana Hoffner at the Kunstquartier with Science & Art (Bergstrasse 12a, Atelier, 1st floor), admission is free! Friday, 12 May (12-18h) – Saturday, 13 May. (10-17h).
    Symposium. Wednesday, 17 May, 2017, 14:00 - 19:30, W & K Atelier. Organization & Moderation: Siglinde Lang / Sandra Chatterjee. To be able to participate actively in shaping one's own life is regarded as a fundamental right of civil society and includes the right to cultural participation. But is this participation made use of and fully utilized?
    Panel discussion in the Unipark on the current debate of "political correctness" with Alexandra Weiss, Matthias Dusini and Michael Schmidt-Salomon. Time: 18:00 – 19:30.
    The PLUS Green Campus Summer School goes the next round. From 17 to 21 July, 2017, students of the University of Salzburg will have the opportunity, together with Salzburg AG, to work on scientifically substantiated, practical concepts for answering important future questions.
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 27.04.17 Artists’ & Curators’ Talk: Yasmina Haddad
    27.04.17 "Differences of convex bodies and Baire category"
    27.04.17 Info-Veranstaltung Psychotherapeutisches Propädeutikum
    27.04.17 Die jüdische Gemeinde Ägyptens und der "Holocaust" von 115-117 u. Zt.
    27.04.17 Bürger für ein grünes China – Die chinesische Umweltbewegung
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