VBC PhD Award for Grzegorz Sienski and Dominik Handler
Each year the VBC PhD award ceremony is a highlight after the closing lecture of the VBC PhD Symposium. This year’s happy awardees are Krzysztof Chylinski and Bettina Wurzer from MFPL as well as Dominik Handler and Grzegorz Sienski from IMBA.
Once again the European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a competitive research grant to the Viennese Top - scientist Jürgen Knoblich. The aim of the ERC Proof of Concept is to explore the commercial potential of cerebral organoids, small developing human brains Jürgen Knoblich’s group has been able to grow from human stem cells.
Grzegorz Sienski receives the “Kirsten Peter Rabitsch” Award 2015
This year’s “Kirsten Peter Rabitsch” Award was presented to Grzegorz Sienski, a former Vienna Biocenter (VBC) PhD student in the Brennecke lab at IMBA. His work focuses on the silencing of genomic intruders.
The Vienna Biocenter in the third district of Vienna has established itself as the premier location for life sciences in Central Europe and is a world-leading international bio-medical research center.