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14 Feb 2018

Structural Biologist Clemens Plaschka to establish lab at the IMP

In April, the IMP will welcome a new group leader: Clemens Plaschka, an RNA biologist and specialist in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) will...

02 Feb 2018

Molecule linked to antagonistic mechanisms that keep muscle proteins in shape

Scientists in Vienna discover two distinct roles for the molecule UNC-45 in keeping muscle proteins in the right shape: on its own it steers the...

01 Feb 2018

Neurological disease in mice and humans linked to an unlikely gene

Screening for mutations influencing the migration of nerve cells in mice, scientists found a gene that plays a role in the transport of proteins...

26 Jan 2018

Kim Nasmyth celebrates his Breakthrough Prize at the IMP

Last December, IMP emeritus director Kim Nasmyth was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. He now returned to Vienna to celebrate the prize...

24 Jan 2018

The largest genome ever: decoding the axolotl

A team of researchers led by scientists in Vienna, Dresden and Heidelberg has decoded the entire genetic information of the Mexican salamander...

23 Jan 2018

Sleep as a strategy to cope with energy shortage

IMP scientists demonstrate that brain activities are resistant to severe energy deprivation and that sleep could be a major strategy to cope with this...

17 Jan 2018

Cryo-EM shows molecular machine in action

Scientists use cryo-EM imaging to describe the different conformational states of a complex molecule involved in the editing of RNA in unprecedented...

11 Jan 2018

VBC Summer School: apply by 31 January

The VBC Summer School 2018 is calling for applications by 31 January. Successful applicants will spend their summer at the Vienna BioCenter building a...

19 Dec 2017

Elly Tanaka and Tim Clausen secure important grants

The recent call for project applications in the field of chemical biology has turned into a smashing success for scientists at the Vienna BioCenter...

15 Dec 2017

FWF Grant for Meinrad Busslinger to study specific subset of B-cell leukaemia

The Austrian Science Fund will support research on the molecular mechanisms by which the PAX5-JAK2 fusion protein contributes to B-cell leukaemia. The...