Volume 9 - April 19, 2006 - Institutions & Organizations

Moves & Milestones

bridges vol. 19, October 2008 / News from the Network: Austrian Researchers Abroad

In its "moves & milestones" section, bridges presents career steps and other outstanding events in the professional lives of Austrian scientists and scholars in the US and Canada.


Konrad Hochedlinger
was selected by MIT's Technology Review as one of the 35 leading young innovators under 35. He was recognized for his work in biotechnology, refining the "reprogramming" process of turning adult cells into stem cells.

Before directing his own lab at Harvard University, Hochedlinger completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral work at MIT.

To learn more about Konrad Hochedlinger and his work, please visit
 http://www.massgeneral.org/regenmed/research_hochedlinger.htm .

Michael Schlossmacher


discovered a link between a gene involved in Parkinson's disease and genes that regulate iron metabolism during production of red blood cells. This discovery was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Schlossmacher holds the Canada Research Chair in Parkinson's disease at the Ottawa Health Research Institute and the University of Ottawa (Faculty of Medicine), and is a neurologist at The Ottawa Hospital.

More information about Michael Schlossmacher is available at
 http://www.ohri.ca/profiles/schlossmacher.asp .


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Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
recently became director of the Information & Innovation Policy Research Center at the National University of Singapore. He was previously associate professor of public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger will publish a book called Useful Void: The Value of Forgetting in the Digital Age in summer 2009. His contribution to the book Goodbye Privacy - Grundrechte in der digitalen Welt - Grundrechtstage 2007 was called "Nützliches Vergessen" and discusses the same issue.

For more information about Goodbye Privacy, please visit the web site of the publisher .

To learn more about Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, please visit http://www.vmsweb.net/ .

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