The ASCINA Chapter of Greater Washington, DC, which also includes the Baltimore area, is among the oldest ASCINA chapters.
ASCINA DC members work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, the International Monetary Found, the Smithsonian Institution, the World Bank, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University, Virginia Tech, think tanks and non-profit organizations. Due to the proximity to the Austrian Embassy we have close ties with the Office of Science and Technology (OST), which also organizes scientific events on a regular basis.
We meet regularly for scientific and social activities.
Michaela Willi received the Award of Excellence for her PhD dissertation in the area of Bioinformatics (announcement from the Innsbruck Medical University). Her thesis on the regulation of gene expressions through enhancers and genetic boundaries was conducted under the guidance of Zlatko Trajanoski (Biocenter Innsbruck Med. Uni.) and Lothar Hennighausen (NIDDK/NIH).
November 19, 2019: Dr. Johannes Passecker,
Title: „Controlling the Prefrontal Cortex for improved Decision-making“, NIH, Behesda and Columbia University, New York
Once a month we organize an ASCINA talk, where a member of our group gives an overview over his/her field of research or presents current work. After the talks we typically convene for food and drinks and further discussion.
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