THE GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY OF SYNTHETIC ORGANS by Keisuke Ishihara
Keisuke is a synthetic biologist interested in controlling the emergence of biological form and function. His research combines concepts and approaches from tissue engineering, stem cell biology, biological physics, and statistical physics. Keisuke studied Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, where he was drawn to the beauty of biology by observing fruit fly embryos under the microscope. He obtained his PhD in Systems from Harvard University, working on the intracellular organization of dividing egg cells using a cell-free reconstitution approach. Keisuke started his journey on tissue-scale synthetic biology in Dresden, Germany, as a jointly appointed postdoc at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. He is currently a postdoc at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna, Austria.
THE PARADOX OF SCIENCE by Climate@MaxPerutzLabs
The Climate Group of the Max Perutz Labs is a grassroots initiative started in 2019 by Max Perutz Labs employees aiming to make research at the institute more climate friendly by supporting global climate goals. Climate@MaxPerutzLabs seeks to share knowledge, create awareness, motivate and inspire action among researchers and students to become more energy efficient, reduce waste and cut transport emissions in their day-to-day work.
Now in 2022, we grown on the Vienna Biocenter campus and comprise motivated scientist and staff from the VBC campus that want to show that change is possible. https://www.maxperutzlabs.ac.at/about/sustainability
THE CYCLE OF DESTRUCTION AND CREATION by Joel Angus Hancock
Joel Angus is a PhD student at the Menche lab. He studied Mathematics for his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, especially geometry and probability theory, and now does research in Network Science and Data Science.
TAMING ENTROPY by Stephan Reichl, who is a predoctoral fellow in Biomedical Data Science in the lab of Christoph Bock at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM), applying bioinformatics and machine learning to analyze multimodal, high-dimensional, molecular data. Anna Kusienicka, a molecular biologist and postdoc in the laboratory of Matthias Farlik at the Department of Dermatology of the Medical University of Vienna (MUV). She is dedicated to understanding the mechanisms regulating the expression of immune checkpoints in the tumor ecosystem. Christoph Bock is Principal Investigator at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Professor of [Bio]Medical Informatics at the Medical University of Vienna. His research combines experimental biology (highthroughput sequencing, epigenetics, CRISPR screening, synthetic biology) with computational methods (bioinformatics, machine learning, artificial intelligence) – for cancer, immunology, and precision medicine. Matthias Farlik is Principal Investigator of the innate immune activation (INIMAC) laboratory at the Medical University of Vienna (MUV), which focuses on the processes leading to the activation of innate immune cells, in particular macrophages and natural killer (NK) cells. The lab combines state-of-the-art next generation sequencing protocols with functional systems biology to dissect cell communication in the tumor ecosystem and in the macrophage response to pathogens.
RENDEZVOUS IN MY DREAMS by Shahab Nedaei
Shahab Nedaei studied Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and works as a digital artist, curator and programmer in Vienna. In his projects he examines the meaning and impact on new technology in the post-digital age. Using a variety of technical disciplines, such as VR, A.I., robotics, kinetic and generative sculpture, image manipulation, render and video he fosters the expansion and fluidity of media itself.
NETWORKS EXPLAIN THE MULTIVERSE OF DATA by Stephan Reichl
Stephan Reichl is a predoctoral fellow in Biomedical Data Science in the lab of Christoph Bock at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM), applying bioinformatics and machine learning to analyze multimodal, high-dimensional, molecular data.
UNHOLD GENERATIVE by Reinhold Aschbacher
Reinhold Aschbacher is an international artist and philosopher. His works range from theoretical philosophy and the meaning of utopia to media art, algorithmic compositions of audio-visual data and machine improvisation to physical wood constructions and shelters.. Parallel to international exhibitions and 1:1 building installations with natural materials, he established a transdisciplinary experimental workshop based in Goldegg, Austria.
PERIODS OF SPACE by Thomas Hochwallner
Thomas Hochwallner is a digital artist and university lecturer based in Vienna. He studied at the Department of Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he also teaches at the digital arts class.
CRISPR by Luis Miguel Cerron Alvan, Michelle Huth, Laura Santini
Luis, Michelle and Laura are PhD students at the University of Vienna and specialize in cell state transitions of the mouse embryo. As molecular biologists they apply the described technology in their laboratory and are well aware of the possible implications these methods might have when translated to human. Next to science, all of them are interested in art, prompting them to strive to represent scientific work in illustrations and art pieces.
PROTEIN LANDSCAPES by Marina Pletzer and Sebastian Falk
Sebastian studied Biochemistry at the University of Bayreuth. He received his PhD from Heidelberg University, where he worked on targeting and sorting of membrane proteins by the chloroplast Signal Recognition Particle with Irmi Sinning. For his postdoc he joined the group of Elena Conti at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich. There he combined structural biology with biochemistry to study RNA degradation by the nuclear exosome complex. From March 2019 Sebastian is a group leader and since December 2020 Assistant Professor at the Max Perutz Labs at the University of Vienna. Marina studied molecular biology at the University of Vienna and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Lab of Sebastian Falk where they are working on the mechanisms of RNA turnover in the context of cellular homeostasis.
MULTIMATCH by Julia Naas, a PhD student at the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna and interested in Microscopy Image Processing and scRNA-seq Analysis Techniques. Dr. Axel Munk is a professor position at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Göttingen. He is also the Felix-Bernstein Chair for Mathematical Statistics since 2009 as well as a Max-Planck fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen since 2010. Dr. Housen Li is a Postdoc at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Göttingen. Giacomo Nies is a PhD Student at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Göttingen. Dr. Berhard Schmitzer is a Professor at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Göttingen. The project is supported by Collaborative Research Center 1456 Projects C06,B04 and A03 and EXC 2067/1: Multiscale Bioimaging.
THE SOUND OF NEURONAL MORPHOLOGIES by Mehmet Can Uçar
Mehmet is a postdoctoral research at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), working at the intersection between physics and biology. His background is in theoretical physics, transitioning into biology and biophysics during his PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany. His main scientific interest is to develop minimal models that could provide “brigding principles” for biological systems across length scales, ranging from collective self-organization of cells to tissue morphologies.
DOM_INO by Shahab Nedaei and Rafael Ludescher
Rafael Ludescher studied digital arts and transmedia arts at the Unversity of Applied Arts in Vienna as well as sculpturing at the art academy Berlin. He received several prizes for his works early on, exhibiting at various venues such as the Vienna Design Week and the Biennale (Architecture) in Venice. Shahab Nedaei studied Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and works as a digital artist, curator and programmer in Vienna. In his projects he examines the meaning and impact on new technology in the post-digital age. Using a variety of technical disciplines, such as VR, A.I., robotics, kinetic and generative sculpture, image manipulation, render and video he fosters the expansion and fluidity of media itself.
ZWISCHENWELTEN by Dominik Grünbühel and Nortbert Unfug
Dominik Grünbühel studied contemporary dance in Vienna and London at the Contemporary Dance School, The Place. Since 2001 he is a freelancing dancer and performer based in Vienna, where he additionally obtained a degree in digital art at the University of Applied Arts. Norbert Unfug a Vienna based artist who studied digital media at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, with a focus on creating augmented and virtual realities spanning from experimental interfaces to level design, interactive music, performance art and sculptures with exhibitions at a diversity of cultural venues.
THE VRNETZER by Sebastian Pirch and The MencheLAB
The Menche lab is a group at the Max Perutz Labs at the University of Vienna and lead by Jörg Menche. His team combines backgrounds ranging from biology and bioinformatics to medicine, physics, mathematics & arts. The broad ambition of his group is to elucidate the complex machinery of interacting molecules that constitutes the basis of health and disease states.