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“.
Currently, Bettina develops applications for „Laser PCR“ at GNA Biosolutions GmbH ( www.gna-bio.com) 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.
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, http://www.limcr.at, at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg.