What type of scientist are you, the spontaneous genius or a petty planner?

2024-06-05|Categories: Blog|

The connotation of the ingenious scientist is dishevelled hair, messy behaviour and overall, an absent-minded demeanour 😵. Surprisingly, this image even exists among people working in research facilities. And in reverse, if you are a well-structured and organized person 📋🖋, you might give the impression that you didn’t quite make it 😔. You cannot be a genius and a well-structured planner at the same time, can you? ⁉

Ouch. Seriously. This hurts. 💥

Unfortunately (and luckily), science and research are not done with an ingenious scientific idea. You also need a hypothesis, and then you need an educated […]

Happy Birthday Indian Institute of Science! 🎂🌹🎇

2024-05-27|Categories: Blog|

Inspired by Swami Vivekananda 🙏 on the ship 🚢 to Chicago (1892), Jamsetji N. Tata decided to found a research institution 🏛, which was officially established on 27th May 1909.

Today, 115 years later, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) represents a unique combination of science and engineering and, among others, translational medicine. ✨✨✨

It is a humbling experience for any researcher to visit the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru as we did during a business delegation organized by Advantage Austria New Delhi in February 2024! 🇦🇹 🇮🇳

#austriaindia #science #research #translationalmedicine #happyanniversary #happybirthday

In my opinion …

2024-05-22|Categories: Blog|

In my opinion… ☝️

☝️ In my opinion, outdoor shoes do not contribute to contaminations in the cell culture lab. 😮

☝️ In my opinion, a sterile workbench can be set up anywhere, the inside of the hood is sterile, anyway. 😮

☝️ In my opinion, wearing lab coats is overrated. 😮


Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way when it comes to laboratory standards and scientific conduct. We have heard so many opinions on standard procedures that we do not want to deal with them anymore. What is our problem with opinions? 🤔
Inserting an “in my opinion …” before […]

Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration meeting Day 2

2024-05-18|Categories: Blog|


Presenting to the distinguished audience of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration annual meeting at the Universität für Weiterbildung Krems. 👩‍🎓 🏛 👨‍🎓

Our talk provided a glimpse into the lablife programme, the video tutorials and training material for the cell culture lab, according to GCCP. 💻⚗🔬

Wonderful to have the opportunity to talk to so many like-minded colleagues and students! 👍👍👍

Thank you Heinz Redl […]

Lablife at Wilhelm Exner Medal Lectures 2024

2024-05-14|Categories: Blog|


Happy to present at the prestigious Wilhelm Exner Medal Foundation at Palais Eschenbach in Vienna in the poster session!

Grateful for all the enthusiastic and encouraging feedback we got today!! 👍👍

It is wonderful to see how our mission resonates with so many other researchers!😊😊

Congratulations to the outstanding researchers Giulio Superti-Furga and Ferdi Schüth who received the Wilhelm Exner medal! 🏅🏅

Thank you all for the inspiring lectures held by Giulio Superti-Furga, Georg Winter, Martin Jechlinger, Harald Sitte, Ferdi Schüth, Janine Lichtenberger, Daniela Söllinger and Peter Weinberger!


#education # […]

Working according to Good Cell Culture Practice

2024-05-07|Categories: Blog|


Working according to Good Cell Culture Practice (GCCP) does not cost a penny – and it does not even cost more time 🌟🌟🌟

This is what we often hear:
➡ “We do not need GCCP in our research labs.”
➡ “I am so much faster if I pipette this my way.”
➡ “I am sure, my students and employees do it right.”

Then who needs GCCP? GCCP seems to be a matter of belief. If you do not need GCCP in your lab, then in what quality standard do you believe in? 🤔

Regarding speed: You may be faster with “your way” of pipetting, […]