Biomolecules - Structure, Function and Regulation (DSP BioM)

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The DSP BioM is an interdisciplinary PhD training-consortium consisting of PIs from the Department of Biosciences at the University of Salzburg. The expertise of the DSP BioM ranges from immunology, allergology, structural biology, chemical biology, bio/nano interaction, tumor biology, and genomics, to bioinformatics, molecular plant biophysics and biochemistry, glycobiology, bioanalytics, biological chemistry and microbiology. The topic Biomolecules covers for example allergens, cytokines, proteases, signaling molecules, oncogenes, hormone receptors, and enzymes. In a highly multidisciplinary approach and by employing cutting edge technologies, the DSP BioM addresses current topics in the fields of allergy and immunology, tumor biology, and molecular plant biology.

The main strength of the DSP BioM is its interdisciplinary nature with a shared focus on understanding molecular mechanisms and interactions of cells and biomolecules in versatile biological processes. The DSP BioM understands itself as the logical extension of previous initiatives such as the priority program “Allergy-Cancer-BioNano Research Centre” or the doctoral school “Immunity in Cancer and Allergy” by forming a broader network of scientific areas. Thus, the inclusion of new research disciplines such as bioinformatics and molecular plant biology into the already established networks of allergy/immunology, tumor biology, structural biology and bio-nano interactions, strengthens all research areas. Common methodological platforms provide the basis for lively and fruitful collaborations. Students integrated into the DSP BioM profit from the joint training program by broadening their scientific repertoire. Thus, the DSP BioM can be regarded as multidisciplinary platform within the biological sciences for the lively exchange of methods and ideas.

The DSP BioM provides an internationally visible and attractive educational platform for students at the University of Salzburg. Therefore, PhD positions are announced internationally, followed by a standardized selection process to ensure an objective recruitment procedure of PhD students. Besides scientific excellence, gender mainstreaming principles are implemented in the selection process. The DSP BioM offers training opportunities such as special lectures and training courses, seminars, summer- and winter schools, and individual mentoring programs for each PhD-student, while focusing on basic and translational questions relating to biomolecules. To provide continuous monitoring of the research and training activities of the DSP BioM, an expert board gives external advice. The DSP BioM constitutes an important addition to the teaching landscape of biological sciences at the University of Salzburg, and enhances scientific quality and visibility of the DSP BioM Faculty and fellows, as well as of the whole university.

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    On 22 October, 2019, 17:00 - 20:00, the conference "Erosion of the Rule of Law" takes place in the Europasaal on the Edmundsburg. Democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights are among the pillars of the European order. In recent years, however, these values have come under increasing pressure in some countries.
    At the 122nd Annual Meeting in Paderborn, the Salzburg educational scientist, Sabine Seichter, was elected to the board of the interdisciplinary and international Görres-Gesellschaft.
    "The Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg sincerely congratulates its honorary doctor, Peter Handke, on the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2019", emphasizes Rector Hendrik Lehnert. The University’s bond to the life and work of this important Austrian author is documented on several levels, in particular with the Salzburg Germanists and the Literary Archive, according to Lehnert.
    The battery researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Physics of the Materials of PLUS congratulate and rejoice with the three freshly curated Nobel Laureates John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino!
    On his 39th wedding anniversary, the University of Salzburg adopted university professor, Heinrich Schmidinger, as Rector. He now looks forward to a little less responsibility, he said at the ceremony in the Großen Universitätsaula.
    On 18 September, 2019, the second round of Karriere_Mentoring III, the career development program for female scientists (PhD and post-doctoral students) of the Universities of Krems, Linz and Salzburg, began.
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    The moon as the brightest night star with its changing shape during the month, its disappearance on new moon or the exceptional event of an eclipse has inspired people of all ages, including Ancient Egypt, to reflect on the causes and effects of these phenomena.
    The Department of Slavonic Studies would like to cordially invite you, together with the cultural center DAS KINO, to the fourth part of our successful cinema series of East and Central European films. The film club "Slawistyka, Slavistika, Cлавистика" presents award-winning current Polish, Russian and Czech films with social and political themes.
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    On Tuesday, 22 October, 2019, the Salzburg Congress will host the Career Forum, the big job fair of the Salzburger Nachrichten, with a workshop program. For the 13th time, the University of Salzburg has partnered with Salzburg's largest career platform.
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    On 24.10.2019, the Salzburg Social and Medical Law Days, which were launched in the previous year in cooperation between the Federation of Austrian Social Security Institutions and the Department of Labor and Economic Law of the University of Salzburg, will take place for the second time. The aim of this series of events is the discussion of current social security issues from the perspective of science and practice.
    Dr. Beate Apfelbeck will give a guest lecture on the topic of "Maternal investment strategies of a cooperative breeding forest specialist in degraded cloud forest fragments" at 14:00 on 25 October, 2019, in the Hörsaal 413 of the NW-Faculty. The Department of Life Sciences invites you to attend!
    On the 25th of October, the opening ceremony of the 20th anniversary of the China Centre takes place in the Großen Aula. There will be several performances, including Chinese dance, traditional Chinese acrobatics and Chinese music. All interested parties are invited to participate free of charge.
    The WissensNetzwerk Recht, Wirtschaft und Arbeitswelt der Universität Salzburg has organized a symposium, which will be held the 31st of October, 2019, on income taxation of partnerships (co-entrepreneurship).
    THURSDAY, 21 Nov.: LECTURES (08.30-19:00h) at Wissenschaft & Kunst, Bergstr. 12a, KunstQuartier, Studio 1.OG // FRIDAY, 22 Nov: EXCURSION (08:30-16:00h) Memorial Concentration Camp Ebensee, memorial Mauthausen. Departure: At 08:30, from Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1.
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  • 21.10.19 Dr. Gilles R. Bourret Venia: „Materialwissenschaft“
    22.10.19 Dr. Roland Geisberger Venia: „Molekulare Biologie“
    23.10.19 Praxisdialog im Steuerrecht
    24.10.19 Salzburger Sozial- und Medizinrechtstage "Umsetzung der Neuorganisation der Sozialversicherung"
    24.10.19 Effects of short-wavelength light on non-visual re-sponses: The role of S cones and rods
    24.10.19 Salzburger Museen und Sammlungen - Geschichte vor Ort. Turmmuseum Zell am See. Die Neugestaltung eines Regionalmuseums mit internationalem Publikum
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