IMBA celebrates Lange Nacht der Forschung

During the evening, over 170,000 people visited research institutions all over Austria to learn more about science.

At Lange Nacht der Forschung, a biennial celebration of science across Austria, IMBA scientists organized a showcase at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, which received over 3000 visitors.

The Rivron group exhibited 3-D models of embryonic development and discussed blastoids and their use in investigating human fertility. Attendees also learned about organoids as a research model to study different organs and their development. The Tanaka lab exhibited axolotl larvae and models of full-grown axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum). Elly Tanaka, IMBA’s scientific director, and her team explained how these fascinating animals are used by her research group to study tissue and limb regeneration.

We want to acknowledge the IMBA community members who made this event possible, with special thanks to Sina Metzler:

Rivron group: Theresa Maria Sommer, Heidar Heidari Khoei, Saurabh Pradhan, Marlene Müller, Christos Kyprianou, Jinwoo Seong, Emiel Van Genderen, Harunobu Kagawa, and Myrto Vrentzou

Tanaka group: Elly Tanaka, Anastasia Polikarpova, Adrija Adhikary, Kastharina Lust, Wouter Masselink, Carina Seidl, Helena Okulski, and Elad Bassat

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