The Österreichische Gesellschaft für Molekulare Biowissenschaften und Biotechnologie (ÖGMBT), exclusively non-profit, it is the major society representing molecular life sciences and biotechnology in Austria. The association currently comprises 1,200 individual and 80 company and institutional members. The aims of the society are to promote molecular life sciences in Austria, to provide a platform (Annual Meeting, job market, events calendar, life science news,…) for interdisciplinary interaction of all stakeholders and to build a bridge between academia and industry.
One of the main goals of ÖGMBT is to promote young, dedicated scientists. To this end ÖGMBT has a bottom-up initiative called Young Life Scientists Austria (YLSA), who organize career events and HR-workshops, provide job profiles online and live Stammtische (Regulars' Tables) in the four regional branches of YLSA.