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Seven successful years for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research

After seven successful years of research at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, it is time to celebrate the next seven years! The LBI for Lung Vascular Research held a joint event including Gala Dinner at the Alte Universität on the 26th June 2017 which preceded the Scientific Symposium “Vascular Viewpoint”. In attendance were partner institutions, staff, patient organisations and colleagues all of whom are warmly thanked for their help and support during the last seven years.

Andrea Olschewski new Vice-President for Medicine at Johannes Kepler University Linz

Andrea Olschewski, Head of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Graz, is taking up a new assignment as Vice-Rector for Medicine at Johannes Kepler University Linz.


We wish Andrea Olschewski all the best in the new job and would like to thank her for her strength, commitment and versatileness in building this institute for the research of the pulmonary vessels.

Link: JKU

Copyright: LBI LVR

Science Lunch „Under pressure“ May 9th, 2017

The Science Lunch „Under pressure“ took part on May 9th, 2017 in the Lecture Hall of the Medical University of Graz. The meeting was organized by the PH Austria Initiative Pulmonary Hypertension. President Gerry Fischer welcomed the audience in the full Lecture Hall. Prof. Horst Olschewski informed about „Pulmonary Hypertension – diagnosis of a rare disease with high mortality“. He talked in his lecture about the latest questions in Diagnostics in Pulmonary Hypertension.

Meet Science 2017

On 19 April 2017 the LBG invited to Vienna to Semper Depot. Numerous LBI staff for pulmonary vascular research followed the invitation to experience science and research as an exciting theater.

Copyright: LBG / Alexandra Thompson

Symposium of the Austrian Society of Pneumology (ÖGP): 5 awardees of our institute!

The Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society for Pneumology that took place on October 6th -8th, 2016 in Vienna, was a very successful event for our LBI institute. Indeed, five of our colleagues were rewarded during a social evening in the Hofburg in Vienna, Austria:
FORIS Vasile (Div. Pulmonology, UKIM and LBI for Lung Vascular Research): Michael Neumann Gedächtnispreis 2016

ERS Short-Term Fellowship for Anna Gungl

We are pleased to announce that the application of our colleague Anna Gungl for an ESR short-term fellowship has been approved by the Science Council and Executive Committee of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). ERS Science Council emphasises that the applied project by Anna Gungl entitled “The role of infections in acute respiratory worsening in lung fibrosis" was selected upon the recommendation of expert peer-review after a very competitive round.