Our annual open door event aims at offering non-professionals, sponsors and decision makers the chance to explore the CCRI and to connect with scientists and a broad set of intriguing research technologies. The main purpose of this venue is to raise public awareness for children’s cancer research and education through easy-to-follow lectures and hands-on experiments.

Much of the research at the CCRI is highly interdisciplinary and researchers come from a wide variety of scientific backgrounds. Accordingly, the range of theoretical approaches and experimental techniques used by the individual groups is very large. To get a better grasp on the latest CCRI science, selected talks by CCRI group leaders provided both basic information on children’s cancer research and novel methods.

If you are interested in a scientific discovery tour through the CCRI laboratories, visit us on our next open door event!

 

(from left to right): Dr. Johannes Hahn (former Federal Minister of Science and Research), Prof. Helmut Gadner, MD
(from left to right): Dr. Johannes Hahn (former Federal Minister of Science and Research), Prof. Helmut Gadner, MD

“We have initiated the open day for our many donors, friends and supporters. This provides them with an opportunity to come here and see for themselves what we are doing.” Prof. Helmut Gadner, MD, CCRI’s former Director

Dr. Heinz and Margit Fischer, Austrian Federal President and his wife
Dr. Heinz and Margit Fischer, Austrian Federal President and his wife

What happens in a tumour cell?
How do they behave in a body? 
How can we fight malign tumour cells? 

These and many other questions are answered at our annual CCRI open day, the so-called “Lange Nacht der Kinderkrebsforschung” ("Long Night of Children's Cancer Research"), under the auspices of the Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer.