Students‘ achievements

Bettina Grotz, MSc, received the AK Wissenschaftspreis 2017 for her master thesis „Time-resolved uptake of protein – nanoparticle conjugates in lung epithelial A549 and macrophage-like THP-1 cells“  in the category „Future – natural sciences and technology“.
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Currently, Bettina develops applications for „Laser PCR“ at GNA Biosolutions GmbH ( in Martinsried close to Munich. This technology enables ultrashort (1,000,000x faster) temperature ramps, and therefore DNA detection within 10 min.  
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Markus Steiner, MSc, received the WISP 2011 3rd Prize for his contribution „Wenn Schmerzmittel schmerzen“ granted by dialog<>gentechnik, Die Presse, and Austria Presse Agentur. Two years later he furthermore receives the ImmunoTools Award 2013 for his project on elucidations of immune functions of human basophils.
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After successful completion of his PhD thesis on “Human basophils – novel aspects beyond the allergic effector role”, Markus started as Postdoc in the the Laboratory for Immunological and Molecular Cancer Research,, at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg.