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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology cordially invites you to attend the talk
"The cerebral cortex, a substrate for computing in high dimensional dynamic state space"
By Wolf Singer, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research Frankfurt
Date: Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 11.00 a.m.
Venue: IMP Lecture Hall, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 7, 1030 Vienna more »
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