Each year the PhD students organise a symposium over 2-3 days. The Vienna Biocenter PhD Symposium 2022 ‘Pushing Boundaries’ aims to portray visionary techniques and groundbreaking discoveries that broaden our scientific horizon and enable future research to visualize molecules in unseen detail, collect Omics-data in yet higher throughput, and understand organisms on an entirely new level.

In line with this year’s theme, we will explore both scientific and societal boundaries with emphasis on diversity and equality in science. Our symposium provides a stage for both presentation and discussion of the development, applications and implications of recent methodological advances that can be harnessed by the scientific community on campus and beyond to push the boundaries of science. Further details will be published soon

Register for the symposium here

Travel Grants

As part of the symposium we offer travel grants to Master students (from Europe only) who wish to attend.  The grant will cover travel to and from Vienna, accommodation and social events.  Selected students will be required to present a poster outlining their current research and attend the conference sessions.  To apply you will need to complete an application form and supply a poster abstract (minimum 300 words), short motivation letter and some other details. To apply click here 

Application deadline for travel grant applications is 23 September 2022 at 12noon.


Vienna BioCenter PhD Program Students: Rodolphe Dombey, Viktoria Holzmann, Sabrina Horn, Sophie Koller, Joonsun Lee, Christian Lehmann, Farja Ayala Munoz, Theresa Pinter, Bettina Sajtos, Isaree Teriyapirom, Marieke Trasser. Supported by the Scientific Training Unit Team

You are welcome to download our poster and distribute to students and collegues HERE

This symposium is organized by the students of the Vienna BioCenter PhD program and sponsored by: