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The ASciNA Awards 2009 for the category "Young Scientist Award" and "Junior PI Award" were granted to Gerlinde Wernig (Young Scientist Award), Peter Winzer and Martin Hetzer (Junior PI Award) on November 12, 2009 by the Austrian Ambassador Christian Prosl at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC. Prof. Gary Cohen, Director of the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota, was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art 1st Class. The award ceremony was conducted by Ambassador Prosl in the presence of numerous Austrian scientist. The evening concluded with a reception, honoring the awardeed. Please follow the link for the agenda and further information about the awardees.

  • November 12, 2009
    ASciNA Award Ceremony

 

This year's Talk 'Under Crisis Conditions' took place on October 3, 2009 in New Orleans, LA. On October 1 and 2 the FFG organized a training program for researchers on how to successfully participate in the 7th EU Framework Program. The Austrian Science Talk brings together Austrian scientists and scholars in North America with a delegation of Austrian experts in Science, Research, and Technology Policy to discuss policy developments and new opportunities. The event provided an excellent opportunity for networking with fellow scientists. Further information can be retreived via the invitation and agenda, and via the event report published in bridges, the OST's Online Magazine on S&T Policy. 

  • October 3, 2009
    Austrian Science Talk 2009, New Orleans

 

  • June 29, 2009
    Lecture with the Austrian Scientist of the Year: Fatima Ferreira

F. Ferreira: Allergy Vaccines - Waking up a sleeping beauty

 

"Allergy Vaccines - Waking up a sleeping beauty"

The 3rd lecture of the Austrian Scientist of the Year, the laureate of 2008 Prof. Fatima Ferreira, an allergist who heads the renowned Christian Doppler Laboratory of Allergy Diagnosis Research at the University of Salzburg, Austria was held on June, 29 at the Embassy of Austria.

 

Born in Brazil and immigrated to Austria 20 years ago, Fatima Ferreira's research approach has focused on the treatment of pollen allergies and the development of innovative allergy vaccines. Her talk focused on her scientific work "Allergy vaccines: waking up a sleeping beauty," emphasizing the importance of developing new, more specialized therapy approaches to cure allergies, which already affect 20 to 30 percent of the population of industrialized countries. She presented the "Flying Lab" project she initiated with a colleague: they mapped out the concept for a mobile immunological lab for schools, allowing students together with their teachers to do allergy-focused experiments themselves.

 

Prof. Fatima Ferreira was elected "Austrian Scientist of the Year 2008" by the club of Austrian journalists specializing in education and science. As in preceding years, the OST invited the laureate to the Austrian embassy in the United States capital city. By introducing her research work to US science colleagues as well as to people just generally curious about science, Fatima Ferreira will serve as an ambassador of Austrian Science this year. The lecture was followed by a reception.

 

The event was held in cooperation with the Brazilian Embassy and was also part of the European Science Series in collaboration with EURAXESS.

Click on the picture below or the link to access the full Photo Gallery of the event on June, 29, Washington, DC:

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Lecture by Fatima Ferreira, Austrian Scientist of the Year 2008: "Allergy Vaccines - Waking up a sleeping beauty"

 

  • "In Search of Memory" Tour - USA 2009

In Search of Memory

 

 



Filmform Köln
 

 

In Search of Memory - The Neuroscientist Eric Kandel
A film by Petra Seeger


95 Min. Original Version English with German subtitles. Production by

 

 

 


In Eric Kandel and Petra Seeger

 

After the release of “In Search of Memory" in Vienna, Austria, in May 2008, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel and director/producer Petra Seeger are touring the United States with the 95-minute documentary film. “In Search of Memory” is based on Dr. Kandel’s 2006 autobiography, which weaves together the neuroscientist’s research career with his personal biography.


Eric Kandel and Petra Seeger
(credit: FilmForm Köln)

The Office of Science & Technology, in cooperation with FilmForm Köln, together with its partner institutions, is organizing the “In Search of Memory” Tour 2009, with stops in Washington (DC), New York (NY), Boston (MA), Los Angeles (CA), and San Francisco (CA).


Please join us for the event at one of the following locations:

 
 


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Washington, DCFormat:    Film Screening
                 Q&A session with Eric Kandel and Petra Seeger, moderated by Nils Bruzelius (Washington Post)
                 Book Signing
Date:        Tuesday, January 27
Time:        6:45 pm
Location:  Carnegie Institution for Science
                1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Please follow the link to view the official invitation and click on the logos to find background information on our partner institutions.
  
Photo Gallery of the events in Washington, DC:

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Private Dinner Reception in honor of Dr. Eric Kandel
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Film Screening at Carnegie Institution for Science


 
 


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New York, NYFormat:    Film Screening
                 Q&A session with Eric Kandel, Oliver Sacks, and Petra Seeger
                 Book Signing
Date:        Thursday, January 29
Time:        7:00 pm
Location:   92 Y
                 92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Tickets:    Website 92 Y



Please follow the link to view the official invitation and click on the logos to find background information on our partner institutions.

Photo Gallery of the event in New York, NY:
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Film Screening at 92Y

 
 

 

 
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Boston, MA
Format:    Film Screening
                 Discussion between Eric Kandel and Petra Seeger, moderated by Emilio Bizzi
                 Book Signing
                 Reception
Date:        Monday, February 2
Time:        7:00 pm
Location:  American Academy of Arts and Sciences
                 Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Auditorium, 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Registration for this event has been closed.

Please follow the link to view the official invitation and click on the logos to find background information on our partner institutions.

Photo Gallery of the event in Boston, MA:
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Film Screening at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
 
 




 
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Los Angeles, CA
Format:    Film Screening
                 Q&A with E. Kandel and P. Seeger, moderated by Gary Small.
                 Book Signing
Date:        Sunday, February 8
Time:        2:00 pm
Location:  Skirball Cultural Center
                 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tickets:    Website Skirball Cultural Center
Please follow the link to view the official invitation and click on the logos to find background information on our partner institutions.

Photo Gallery of the event in Los Angeles, CA:
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Film Screening at the Skirball Cultural Center
 


 
   

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San Francisco, CA
Format:    Film Screening
                 Q&A with E. Kandel and P. Seeger, moderated by Dan Schifrin.
Date:        Monday, February 9
Time:        7:00 pm
Location:  Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM)
                 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Tickets:    Website Contemporary Jewish Museum

Please follow the link to view the official invitation and click on the logo to find background information on our partner institution.

Photo Gallery of the event in San Francisco, CA:
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Film Screening at the Contemporary Jewish Museum




Media Coverage (selection, English):

    “From Molecular Biology to the Box Office – Eric Kandel’s In Search of Memory,” bridges vol. 18, July 2008

    “In Search of Memory – Eric Kandel,” IST Austria

    “Memories Revisited,” Nature 453, 985, June 2008

    “Three Q’s with Eric Kandel,” Science vol. 320, June 2008

    “In Search of Memory – Émigré Scientist and Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel Honored in Vienna in May,” The Vienna Review,
     June 2008

    “A new film revisits the difficult but joyful life of a Nobel laureate,” The Riverdale Press, January 2009

    “Memento: Petra Seeger's In Search of Memory Plays at the 92Y,” New York Press, January 2009

 
Please follow the links to find background information on Dr. Eric Kandel, Ms. Petra Seeger and her filmography, on the documentary “In Search of Memory,”  and on the making of the film.
Please find press photographs available for download at FilmForm Köln’s Website.

 

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