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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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    "PISA, TIMSS & Co and the Consequences": How can we work with results of international educational research in teacher education?
    Adem Sözüer will give a lecture on 20 June, 10:15, in Hörsaal 208 on the subject of "The Turkish Criminal Law Reform: Successes, Hopes, Disappointments". The Faculty of Law and the Research Center for Criminal Law and Criminology invite you to attend.
    Human life takes place in time, as well as in space. Spaces are considered the third educators and are often underestimated pedagogically. The lectures and working groups of the 67th International Educational Work Meeting, being held 9 -13 July, in Salzburg, will discuss this topic among others such as: in which living spaces do children grow up today? How do we deal with digital spaces? Which spaces are particularly relevant pedagogically? What about inner spaces, imaginations and fantasies?
    Rita Grandori will give a guest lecture on the topic, "Protein conformational transitions and intermolecular interactions by native mass spectrometry and complementary biophysical methods" at 16:00 on 27 June, 2018 in the Hörsaal 403 of the NW-Faculty. The Department of Life Sciences invites you to join!
    Herr PD Dr. Reinhard Jung (Austrian Academy of Sciences, OREA) will give a lecture on 26 June on "Mykenisches Griechenland und Italien: verschiedene Arten des Gebens und Nehmens". Time: 18:30 - Location: Abguss-Sammlung SR E.33, Residenzplatz 1.
    Romana Limberger will give a guest lecture on "Food Webs in Changing Environments" at 14:00 on 29 June, 2018, in Hörsaal 421 of the NW faculty. The Department of Life Sciences invites you to join!
    Thanks to a generous legacy on the part of Mr. Kurt Zopf, the University of Salzburg is awarding the Kurt Zopf Prize for Habilitation, endowed with 10,000 Euros, to the qualifying university professors. This year's competition is aimed at the fields of science, human medicine and technical sciences.
    Christoph Czerwenka will hold a guest lecture on 27 June, 2018, at 14:00 in Hörsaal 403 of the NW-Faculty on the topic, "Food Contaminants - Constant New Challenges for the Analytical Chemist". The Department of Life Sciences invites you to join!
    The 6th Salzburg Summer School will take place from 3 to 4 September, 2018. For two days, a comprehensive pedagogical summer education program will be offered to teachers and student teachers of all types of schools and subjects. Registration is possible.
    Peter Kaufmann will hold a guest lecture on 22 June, 2018, at 14:00 in Hörsaal 421 of the NW-Faculty on "Herpetological projects at the Haus der Natur: From data management to nature conservation to population ecology studies". The Department of Life Sciences invites you to join!
    Satyr choir versus "loneliest song". On Nietzsche's aesthetics of the choral.
    Dr. Julia Krivoruchko (Cambridge) - Thu 21.6.2018, 18:00 c.t., Room 3.443 (Unipark)
    From 21 June to 14 September, 2018, the extremely versatile, freelance visual artist Christiane Pott-Schlager, who lives and works in Lamprechtshausen, will present new works in the Aula-Gang / 1st floor of the University Library Salzburg.
    Ulrich Brand, Professor of International Politics at the University of Vienna, talks about the book "Imperiale Lifestyle", co-authored with Markus Wissen. Book presentation and discussion on 20.06.2018 at 19:00 h in the HS Anna Bahr-Mildenburg / Unipark Nonntal
    The History Schoolbook: Learning - Teaching - Researching.
    From Hortus Medicus to Pharma Research. An exhibition of the Association of Botanical Gardens 2018.
    This Aniversary Year, the KinderUNI is looking for those who participated at the very beginning of the program! Who attended the first KinderUNIs here in Salzburg in 2004 or 2006?
    Friday, 8 June: 09:45 KEYNOTE: Eliot Borenstein (New York): Plots Against Russia: Conspiracy, Sincerity, and Propaganda // 17:30 ROUND TABLE: Why Do Conspiracy Theories Thrive in Post-Soviet Russia? with Alexander Panchenko, Konstantin Bogdanov, Sergey Shtyrkov, Svetlana Tambovtseva (St. Petersburg) // Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, FB Slavic Studies, 3rd floor.
    From now until 3 July is the registration period for the ditact_women's IT Summer School of the University of Salzburg, which will take place from 20 August to 1 September, 2018, at the Unipark Nonntal and at the Fachhochschule Salzburg.
    Education on the subject of Summer School 4 - 5 July, 2018
    Silvia Naef (Geneva) speaks on 20 June at 18:00 in the Unipark Nonntal as part of the public lecture series LEGEND AND EXPLANATION: RELIGIOUS POLEMIK AGAINST ART - ARTISTIC POLEMIK AGAINST RELIGION on religion and art in the Islamic field. www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/de/kunstpolemik-polemikkunst/aktuelles
    DANIEL FULDA (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg) concludes the public lecture series, LEGALIZATION AND DISCLOSURE: RELIGIOUS POLEMIK AGAINST ART - ARTISTIC POLEMIK AGAINST RELIGION, on 27 June at 18:00 in the Unipark Nonntal with his lecture on meaning and the search for meaning in the literature of the German Enlightenment. http://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/de/kunstpolemik-polemikkunst
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    20.06.18 7. Nachtschicht@UBS
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    21.06.18 50 Jahre Soziologie in Salzburg
    21.06.18 50 Jahre Soziologie in Salzburg
    21.06.18 Info-Veranstaltung Psychotherapeutisches Propädeutikum
    21.06.18 Ungreifbare Materien - Zu Farbe und Klang in der Kunst (James Turrell, Morton Feldman)
    21.06.18 Bilder - Zeichnungen - Stahlobjekte • Christiane Pott-Schlager
    22.06.18 Kapitalismus 4.0: Digitalisierung - Finanzkapital - Alternativen
    26.06.18 Kanonische Texte
    26.06.18 Mykenisches Griechenland und Italien: verschiedene Arten des Gebens und Nehmens
    26.06.18 Satyrchor contra „einsamstes Lied“. Zu Nietzsches Ästhetik des Chorischen
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