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MedUni Vienna honours its Researchers of the Month for 2017

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(Vienna, 14 December 2017) At a ceremony held yesterday in the Rectorate Hall, MedUni Vienna honoured its Researchers of the Month for 2017, thereby recognising outstanding research work produced at the Medical University of Vienna.

The certificates were presented by the jury members Klaus Markstaller (Head of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine), Bruno Podesser (Head of the Division of Biomedical Research) and Daniela Pollak-Monje Quiroga (Professor of Behavioural Biology).

Every month since 2004, MedUni Vienna has designated a Researcher of the Month, in order to highlight outstanding research achievements at the university. Once a month, an independent committee of experts selects the Researcher of the Month from among the research papers submitted.

MedUni Vienna Researchers of the Month for 2017 were:

January: Konstantin Krychtiuk
Department of Medicine II


February: Daniel Moritz Felsenreich
Department of Surgery


March: Georg Goliasch
Department of Medicine II


April: Stefan Tögel
Department of Orthopedics


May: Gabriela Katharina Muschitz
Department of Surgery


June: Andreas Schober
University Department of Emergency Medicine


July: Daniel Dalos
Department of Medicine II


August: Johannes Hofer
Department of Medicine III


September: Michael Ramharter
Department of Medicine I


October: Bernhard Scharinger
Department of Surgery


November: Laura D. Gallego Valle
Division of Molecular Cell Biology/Max F. Perutz Laboratories


December: Sandra Haider
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology



New submission criteria from 2018
Henceforth, people will be able to put themselves forward for the Researcher of the Month awards. All submissions from a calendar year will be collected and a majority decision made from among the nominations. The 12 best publications will be selected and the prizewinners presented on a monthly basis over the course of the following year. The prizewinners will receive a certificate identifying them as "MedUni Vienna Researcher of the Month" presented by the Rector and Vice Rector for Research at an academic ceremony.