Two years ago, a part of the Faculty of Life Sciences moved to the new University of Vienna Biology Building and became part of the Vienna Biocenter. Now we cordially invite you to the 1. VBC - Life Sciences Minisymposium, which aims to bring together colleagues from all VBC institutes, offering talks from different fields of life sciences as well as the ideal platform for networking.

Date | Location | Registration

  • September 28, 2023
  • 2 - 8 p.m.
  • UBB - Lecture Hall 1 & Foyer - Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna



  • 2 p.m. - Ulrich Technau
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 2:15 p.m. - Nicolas Rivron (IMBA)
    Blastoids: Modeling the evolution of early mammalian embryogenesis
  • 2:45 p.m. - Katerina Douka (Life Sciences)
    What ancient proteins can tell us about human evolution?
  • 3:15 p.m. - Jörg Menche (Max Perutz Labs)
    Network Medicine: From protein-protein to human-machine interactions


3:45 p.m. - Coffee Break

  • 4:15 p.m. - Oleg Simakov (Life Sciences)
    Syntenic elements in animal genomes: evolution and function
  • 4:45 p.m. - Andrea Pauli (IMP)
    A conserved fertilization complex mediates sperm-egg interaction in vertebrates
  • 5:15 p.m. - Liam Dolan (GMI)
    Building a multicellular haploid body
  • 5:45 p.m. - Concluding remarks


6 p.m. - Reception and Party


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