Author: Monika Trebo

Bundesminister Polaschek verleiht ASciNA Awards 2022
AT/USA – Die Forschenden Jürgen Braunstein, Sabine Heitzeneder und Niclas Technau wurden für hervorragende Publikationen mit den diesjährigen ASciNA Awards des BMBWF ausgezeichnet.
New Insights into Quantitative MRI of the Brain
Quantitative MRI is a vast growing field and allows to map and estimate biophysical properties of tissue. In the human brain quantitative MRI techniques to assess iron and myelin content are of special interest to study various neurological disorders or changes of the brain during aging.
Universitätsprofessur für Europapolitik und Demokratieforschung (m/w/d) gem. §98 UG 2002
Die Professur soll am gleichlautenden Department an der Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Globalisierung nachbesetzt werden. In diesem Department kommt die Forschungsexpertise der Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (UWK) auf den Gebieten der Europa- und Demokratieforschung zur Anwendung und wird sichtbar gemacht und gestärkt.
ASciNA Mentoring Programm 2022/23
startet im Herbst 2022 in eine neue Runde. Dabei kann ASciNA wieder auf die Unterstützung von Alumni Club der MedUni Wien, TU Wien, TU Graz und MedUni Innsbruck zählen. Als neue Partner sind die Universität Wien und die Medizinische Universität Graz mit an Bord.
A Sweet Secret— recovering the voices of Michael Feuerstein and Hansi Niese from a 1920ies Vienna
The celebrated Austrian play, Ein Süsses Geheimnis (A Sweet Secret) from 1927, which later became a popular German film with the Meryl Streep of the day, Hansi Niese, brings to life a forgotten feminist comedy from pre-Holocaust Vienna, where diversity and progressive thought were still possible. This romantic comedy centers around a self-determined matriarch, Therese, helping her three daughters navigate the expectations of rigid, societal beliefs – often leading by example – as they find their way into adulthood. Moving back and forth between the archive of its time both through the re-appropriation of Nazi newsreels and propaganda films, as well as ephemeral films of the time (Baker Archives), and the new staging of the play, this new film by Bernadette Wegenstein, currently in development, will take the audience inside a theater space where a vibrant environment of escapism smashes against the harsh reality of its time, which is as vivid as it was 80 years ago.
Immune responses induced by COVID-19 vaccines
Vaccination and infection are two different paths to immunity. Understanding human immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 RNA vaccines is of interest for a panoply of reasons. mRNA vaccines have demonstrated impressive protection from COVID-19; however, durability of immunity has been a major unknown.
In response to the pushback by @sfb_dioe following Stefan Dollinger’s ASciNA-talk, please see the following one-page clarification by the speaker.
Indeterminate Nature of Crypto-Governance: Does Law Matter?
Intertwined phenomena such as human-induced climate change, global rise of authoritarian systems alongside the demise of democratic structures, and crypto-technological developments are inducing significant and differential shifts in the conditions of human and non-human existence, providing a fertile ground for experiments in organizing, governing, and imagining societies differently. Consequently, modes of private tech-governance (such as start-up societies, seasteading micronations, smart cities, and space colonies) are on the rise. This talk traces the ontological and epistemological assumptions of such projects and asks how – and if – law can matter differently.
ASciNA Awards 2022 – Ausschreibung endet am 18. Februar, 24:00 CET
Der von ASciNA ausgeschriebene und vom Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF) mit Preisgeldern von 10.000 Euro (Junior Principal Investigator), sowie zwei Mal 7.500 Euro (Young Scientist) dotierte ASciNA Award ist ein Wissenschaftspreis, der ausschließlich an Nachwuchsforschende für ihre exzellenten wissenschaftlichen Publikationen vergeben wird, die sie innerhalb der letzten zwölf Monate vor Einreichung veröffentlicht und während eines Aufenthaltes an einer nordamerikanischen Forschungseinrichtung erarbeitet haben. Die Auswahl der besten Projekte erfolgt durch den österreichischen Wissenschaftsfonds FWF.
Laughing Gas to Treat Major Depression
The discovery that anesthetic agents like ketamine and nitrous oxide provide rapid and lasting improvement in major depression is considered as one of the most important findings in depression research in the last 50 years. In this talk, we will discuss the history of this discovery and highlight the latest findings.