11 Jun 2024 AWARD

Imptox scientist Ece Danisman from MUW wins best poster award in her category

Ece Danisman’s poster on micro- and nanoplastics’ impact on allergic responses in mice earns top honors at the YSA PhD Symposium.


Ece Danisman, Imptox researcher from the Medical University of Vienna (MUW), won the best poster award in immunology during Session II of the 19th annual Young Scientist Association’s (YSA) PhD Symposium, held on May 28 and 29, 2024. This year's symposium was particularly significant as it coincided with the 20th anniversary of the university, emphasizing its commitment to fostering innovative scientific thought and providing a platform for doctoral students from over 40 thematic programs to showcase their research.

Insights from session II

On May 28th, from 15:05 to 16:10, Ece Danisman presented her compelling research in the immunology session. Her poster detailed the effects of micro- and nanoplastics on allergic responses in BALB/c mice, distinguishing itself among the day's presentations. Under the guidance of Prof. Michelle Epstein, her work contributes critical insights into the immunological impact of these tiny plastic pieces.

YSA PhD Symposium 2024 highlights

This year's symposium featured a wide array of keynote lectures and sessions spanning topics such as malignant diseases, PoeT and vascular biology, medical physics and imaging, neuroscience, and immunology.

Ece Danisman's achievement in her specialized field of immunology underlines the importance of the Imptox research conducted at the Medical University of Vienna and its relevance to broader environmental health concerns. As we face growing environmental challenges, the insights gained from this research are crucial for developing effective public health strategies and interventions.

For more details and to delve deeper into the presented reserach, please visit the page of on the YSA Symposium.

Ece Danisman (MUW) presenting Imptox research at this year's YSA's symposium.