ZMF 20th Anniversary

Opened in 2004, the Center for Medical Research (ZMF) has become an integral part of the Med Uni Graz. Since then, further central research-supporting infrastructures have been implemented; e.g. Core Facilities, Biobank Graz and Biomedical Research Facility, to complement a comprehensive state-of-the-art portfolio of technologies, applications and expertise in the most relevant fields of translational and fundamental biomedical research.

20th Anniversary Event Programme

Wedn. July 3rd 2024: Austrian Bioinformatics Workshop

Lecture hall 2 (MC1.A.EG.013) & foyer upper floor
Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6, 8010 Graz

8:30-9:15    Registration and Coffee
9:15-9:30    Opening and Welcome
9:30-11:00    Keynote lecture
Sven Nahnsen, University of Tübingen: The power of FAIR data in biomedical research
Session 1: Research highlights from computational life sciences*
Juan Mejia, UNITY Consulting & Innovation: Interoperability & Data Architecture as a Basis for Future Innovation
11:00-11:30    Coffee break
11:30-13:00    Session 2: Research highlights from computational life sciences*
Andreas Trügler, TU Graz: Encrypted Analytics - The Possibilities of Modern Cryptography and AI
Wolfgang Kern, Uni Graz: Data-driven methods in emergency medicine
Sangeeta Kumari, BOKU University: CCSfind: A tool for chemically informed LC-IM-MS database building
Michael Gruenstaeudl, Fort Hays State University: Developing bioinformatic tools for the data mining and quality control of archived organellar genomes – An ideal setting for training the next generation of bioinformaticians
13:00-14:00    Lunch and Poster presentation
14:00-15:30    Session 3: Research data management*
Alexander Bardel, TU Graz: Automating workflows with the help of electronic laboratory notebooks: An inter-university approach using the example of eLabFTW
Georg Göbel, Meduni Innsbruck: Processing Research Data at Austrian Medical Universities towards the EHDS – Strategies, Concepts and Challenges
Robert Primschitz, Meduni Graz/ Biobank: Clinical Biobanking IT System Solution at Med Uni Graz- live demonstration
15:30-16:00    Coffee break
16:00-17:30    Session 4: Bioinformatics infrastructure and facilities*
Gabriel Floriani, Meduni Innsbruck: A dedicated Bioinformatics HPC infrastructure
Thomas Rattei, Uni Wien: DataLife infrastructure for Life Science Data
Andrea Groselj-Strele, Meduni Graz: The Need of Career Paths for Core Facility Staff
18:30-    Dinner
* Interactive session (short presentations, group work and discussions)

Thurs. July 4th 2024: 20th Anniversary Ceremony
Panel Discussion – Central Research Infrastructure 
Afternoon: ZMF1 BBQ 

Aula MC1.A.EG.002 & foyer ground floor
Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6, 8010 Graz

08:30-09:00    Registration and Coffee
09:00-09:30    Opening and Welcome (Rector Andrea Kurz, Vice-rector Christian Enzinger and Head of the Center for Medical Research Dr. Christian Gülly)
09:30-10:30    Keynote Lecture: Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Günter Klambauer (JKU): "The rise of artificial intelligence in healthcare and medicine"
10:30-12:00    Panel Discussion – Central Research Infrastructure

Starting from 12:30 ZMF1 BBQ (roof top around Café Kern) & Arts Workshop in cooperation with CanLab Art Projects
Stiftingtalstraße 24, 8010 Graz

Fr. July 5th 2024: Lab tours - Research Infrastructures and Core Facilities

  • 09:00-10:30   CF MB, CF IM, CF ABPCI
  • 09:00-10:30   CF US, CF MS, CF WW
  • 11:00-12:30   CF MB, CF IM, CF ABPCI
  • 11:00-12:30   CF US, CF MS, CF WW
  • 09:00-10:30   ZMF 1
  • 11:00-12:00   ZMF 2

Lab tour - Meeting point seminar room EG-86 & EG-87
Stiftingtalstraße 24, 8010 Graz


Registration until 14.06.2024