Press Releases

Neuroscientist Winfried Denk to give Max Birnstiel Lecture at the IMP

The IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology cordially invites you to attend the talk
"Towards a Connectome of the Whole Mouse Brain"
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Press Release: Researchers watch in 3D as neurons talk to each other in a living mouse brain

No single neuron produces a thought or a behavior; anything the brain accomplishes is a vast collaborative effort between cells. When at work, neurons talk rapidly to one another, forming networks as they communicate. Scientists at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna and the Rockefeller University in New York are developing technology that would make it possible to record brain activity as it plays out across these networks. more »

Press Release: Elly Tanaka joins the IMP as Senior Scientist

The internationally recognized biologist Elly Tanaka has taken up a position as Senior Scientist at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna. Together with her team, she will study the regeneration of injured body parts. more »

Press Release: How cells take out the trash: the “phospho-kiss of death” deciphered

Cells never forget to take out the trash. It has long been known that cells tag proteins for degradation by labelling them with ubiquitin, a signal described as “the molecular kiss of death”. Tim Clausen’s group at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna identified an analogous system in gram-positive bacteria, where the role of a degradation tag is fulfilled by a little known post-translational modification: arginine phosphorylation. The discovery, which is published online by the journal Nature, opens new avenues for designing antibacterial therapies. more »

Press Release: Novel mechanism to steer cell identities gives clue on how organisms develop

Scientists discovered a new way in which microRNAs can determine the fate of cells in the course of their development. This could be a key to understanding how complex organisms are built, say researchers from the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna. more »