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22 Apr 2021

ERC Advanced Grant for Jan-Michael Peters’ research on genome architecture

The folding of DNA is of fundamental importance for all life, but how the process works is a mystery. IMP Scientific Director Jan-Michael Peters was…
19 Apr 2021

New ventures into the cell’s membraneless compartments

A group of researchers at the Vienna BioCenter including IMP senior scientist Tim Clausen secured a grant from the Austrian Science Fund to explore…
08 Apr 2021

A refined axolotl genome assembly sheds light on basic cellular processes

After the first assembly of an axolotl genome was published in 2018, the lab of Elly Tanaka teamed up with scientists at the University of Kentucky to…
10 Mar 2021

From egg to embryo: how developing zebrafish keep RNA levels in check

Mature egg cells and early embryos do not generate their own RNA molecules – instead, they rely on stored maternal RNAs to synthesise their proteins.…
26 Feb 2021

IMP PhD students win the President’s Prize of the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venereology

Pauline Jung and Lukas Leiendecker from the Obenauf Lab won the very first edition of the President’s Prize of the Austrian Society of Dermatology and…
25 Feb 2021

Reaching out – the IMP on social media

Social media can be a very effective tool to connect to the scientific community in all its diversity. To expand the IMP’s reach, we are reviving the…
24 Feb 2021

IMP postdocs sweep Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships

Seven postdoctoral researchers at the IMP received Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships this year: Elad Bassat, Sebastian Isbaner, Katharina Lust, Daria…
19 Jan 2021

Denise P. Barlow Award for Matthias Muhar

The Denise P. Barlow Award of 2019 was presented to Matthias Muhar in recognition of his doctoral research with Johannes Zuber at the IMP. He shares…
18 Jan 2021

Record-breaking lungfish genome reveals how vertebrates conquered land

380 million years ago, fish started to crawl out of the water to colonise land. The Australian lungfish – an endangered, air-breathing fish – is one…
21 Dec 2020

Lauwers Award for Paula Gutiérrez Pérez

Despite the exceptional circumstances of 2020, the Lauwers Award for the best Monday Seminar talk has remained a constant. This year’s awardee is…