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Entrepreneurship training @ SVAR, Malmö, Sweden
Date: 2022-08-17   Filed under: News

In the early months of 2022, CORVOS ESRs Beatrice Fageräng, Leon Cyranka and Pedro Medeiros had their entrepreneurship training at SVAR, a Swedish company focused on inventing, developing, and applying assay technology for drug development and clinical diagnostics.

During this period, the organization and facilities of the company were shown, as well as new ideas of synergies for the CORVOS' projects together with SVAR's complement portfolio were discussed.

While Beatrice and Pedro had their time dedicated to the development of a commercial C3bc ELISA based on mAb bH6, Leon tested C5aR1 antibodies via the iLite® system.

Special thanks to Anna Prahmed and Katarina Håkansson Frendéus for welcoming our entrepreneurship training and the whole team of SVAR Life Sciences.

SVAR Life Science

20 - Industrial month @ Hycult Biotech, Uden, Netherlands
Date: 2022-08-01   Filed under: News

On June 13th 2022, three CORVOS ESRs started their month-long entrepreneurship secondment at Hycult Biotech, Uden, The Netherlands. Each ESR was assigned a business case and a field research topic related to their ongoing PhD projects. Lisa, Mariam, and Janti investigated the value of their assigned topics/biomarkers in RUO, pharma and potential diagnostic value, which research groups are looking into those niche areas, and ongoing clinical studies involving these biomarkers. In the second part of their assignment, each of the ESRs investigated the potential application and trends of complement in chronic kidney diseases and graft rejection, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.

While the ESRs were working on their business cases and field research, they also had the opportunity to sit down with different Hycult Biotech employees to learn firsthand about general market validation, customer complaints handling and support, intellectual property and patents, communication and distribution chains, online marketing and industrial validation of products prior to launch. Furthermore, the students also contributed to the organization of the one day Symposium held after the training.

At the end of their entrepreneurship secondment, the ESRs presented their work to Hycult Biotech’s Management Team, R&D as well as Commercial departments. A discussion followed that culminated with constructive feedback from the involved departments to the ESRs.

Special thanks to Loek Willems for organizing our entrepreneurship training and to the whole team of Hycult Biotech for providing us interesting insights into their company. 

Hycult Biotech

19 - Symposium "Host defense against infection - Complement and beyond"
Date: 2022-07-21   Filed under: News

On the 7th of July 2022, CORVOS Faculty Members and students (Early Stage Researchers, ESRs) took an active part in the symposium “Host defense against infection - Complement and beyond”, organized in collaboration with Hycult Biotech, also an industrial partner of the CORVOS programme.

This meeting in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) provided an overview of our current understanding of the role of the complement system in a wide range of infectious diseases including tuberculosis, fungal diseases, and COVID-19. Next, the meeting also focused on diagnosing and treating infections via the modulation of complement.

Speakers from both inside and outside the complement field were present to provide comprehensive overviews concerning the role of complement and pattern recognition receptors (PRPs) in fighting infections. All in all, interdisciplinary investigators from academia and industry were brought together to discuss novel ideas and to set up collaborations which will likely contribute to a better understanding of the role of complement in human infectious diseases.

Following an intense program of scientific discussions, the evening continued with a 3-course dinner at the Restaurant Van der Valk. Furthermore, some of the participants also joined a visit to the facilities of Hycult in Uden the day after.

Conference Dinner

Group Picture

Hycult Visit

Hycult Biotech

18 - Long Night of Research
Date: 2022-06-07   Filed under: News

On the 20th May 2022 the doctoral programmes of excellence, HOROS and CORVOS, joined the Long Night of Research, where teams of researchers made the fascinating world of science visible for the interested general public through experiments, workshops and live presentations in different institutes all around Austria.

At our booth at the Centre for Chemistry and Biochemistry (CCB) in Innsbruck we guided people into our world, showing what our research can do and to which innovations we contribute with our everyday work. From establishing tridimensional lung models to distinguishing healthy or infected tissues under a microscope or checking how many microorganisms we have on our hands, everybody, from children to adults, could actually play with science.

In addition to this, HOROS students Christina Schöpf and Verena Harpf and CORVOS student Giulia Bertacchi presented their PhD programmes together with the coordinator Reinhard Würzner, explaining what it means to be a PhD student  and guiding people, especially young women, and made them interested in pursuing a PhD of their choice.

#LNF22

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Entrepreneurship training @ SVAR, Malmö, Sweden
Date: 2022-08-17   Filed under: News

In the early months of 2022, CORVOS ESRs Beatrice Fageräng, Leon Cyranka and Pedro Medeiros had their entrepreneurship training at SVAR, a Swedish company focused on inventing, developing, and applying assay technology for drug development and clinical diagnostics.

During this period, the organization and facilities of the company were shown, as well as new ideas of synergies for the CORVOS' projects together with SVAR's complement portfolio were discussed.

While Beatrice and Pedro had their time dedicated to the development of a commercial C3bc ELISA based on mAb bH6, Leon tested C5aR1 antibodies via the iLite® system.

Special thanks to Anna Prahmed and Katarina Håkansson Frendéus for welcoming our entrepreneurship training and the whole team of SVAR Life Sciences.

20 - Industrial month @ Hycult Biotech, Uden, Netherlands
Date: 2022-08-01   Filed under: News

On June 13th 2022, three CORVOS ESRs started their month-long entrepreneurship secondment at Hycult Biotech, Uden, The Netherlands. Each ESR was assigned a business case and a field research topic related to their ongoing PhD projects. Lisa, Mariam, and Janti investigated the value of their assigned topics/biomarkers in RUO, pharma and potential diagnostic value, which research groups are looking into those niche areas, and ongoing clinical studies involving these biomarkers. In the second part of their assignment, each of the ESRs investigated the potential application and trends of complement in chronic kidney diseases and graft rejection, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.

While the ESRs were working on their business cases and field research, they also had the opportunity to sit down with different Hycult Biotech employees to learn firsthand about general market validation, customer complaints handling and support, intellectual property and patents, communication and distribution chains, online marketing and industrial validation of products prior to launch. Furthermore, the students also contributed to the organization of the one day Symposium held after the training.

At the end of their entrepreneurship secondment, the ESRs presented their work to Hycult Biotech’s Management Team, R&D as well as Commercial departments. A discussion followed that culminated with constructive feedback from the involved departments to the ESRs.

Special thanks to Loek Willems for organizing our entrepreneurship training and to the whole team of Hycult Biotech for providing us interesting insights into their company. 

19 - Symposium "Host defense against infection - Complement and beyond"
Date: 2022-07-21   Filed under: News

On the 7th of July 2022, CORVOS Faculty Members and students (Early Stage Researchers, ESRs) took an active part in the symposium “Host defense against infection - Complement and beyond”, organized in collaboration with Hycult Biotech, also an industrial partner of the CORVOS programme.

This meeting in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) provided an overview of our current understanding of the role of the complement system in a wide range of infectious diseases including tuberculosis, fungal diseases, and COVID-19. Next, the meeting also focused on diagnosing and treating infections via the modulation of complement.

Speakers from both inside and outside the complement field were present to provide comprehensive overviews concerning the role of complement and pattern recognition receptors (PRPs) in fighting infections. All in all, interdisciplinary investigators from academia and industry were brought together to discuss novel ideas and to set up collaborations which will likely contribute to a better understanding of the role of complement in human infectious diseases.

Following an intense program of scientific discussions, the evening continued with a 3-course dinner at the Restaurant Van der Valk. Furthermore, some of the participants also joined a visit to the facilities of Hycult in Uden the day after.

18 - Long Night of Research
Date: 2022-06-07   Filed under: News

On the 20th May 2022 the doctoral programmes of excellence, HOROS and CORVOS, joined the Long Night of Research, where teams of researchers made the fascinating world of science visible for the interested general public through experiments, workshops and live presentations in different institutes all around Austria.

At our booth at the Centre for Chemistry and Biochemistry (CCB) in Innsbruck we guided people into our world, showing what our research can do and to which innovations we contribute with our everyday work. From establishing tridimensional lung models to distinguishing healthy or infected tissues under a microscope or checking how many microorganisms we have on our hands, everybody, from children to adults, could actually play with science.

In addition to this, HOROS students Christina Schöpf and Verena Harpf and CORVOS student Giulia Bertacchi presented their PhD programmes together with the coordinator Reinhard Würzner, explaining what it means to be a PhD student  and guiding people, especially young women, and made them interested in pursuing a PhD of their choice.

17 - Pint of Science Festival Innsbruck
Date: 2022-05-23   Filed under: News

The Pint of Science festival strives to provide engaging and relevant discussions on cutting-edge research to the general public — and this in bars, pubs, cafes, and other public areas. Beginning of May, scientists from the Medical University of Innsbruck, including Dr. Guido Wollmann, Dr. Zlatko Trajanoski, Dr. Hesso Farhan, Dr. Oliver Schmidt, Dr. Doris Wilflingseder, and Dr. Victoria Klepsch presented their research topics within the fields of Cancer, Immunology, Virology, and Mycology in a relaxed atmosphere at Tribaun. CORVOS was part of this unique event by providing organizational and financial support.



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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 860044