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20 Nov 2020

Neural basis of gut feelings: insular cortex and amygdala tell good from bad

How do we learn whether to approach or avoid something? Using functional brain imaging in mice, scientists from the lab of Wulf Haubensak and…

16 Nov 2020

Structure of transcription-export complex TREX revealed

TREX ("TRanscription-and-EXport complex") is a key player in the mRNA export pathway. In a new study published in eLife today, scientists from the lab…

09 Nov 2020

Rabitsch Award 2020 for Merve Deniz Abdusselamoglu

It is a special year in so many ways, with limitations on travel and crowds – but the Kirsten Peter Rabitsch Award for the best thesis at IMP or IMBA…

06 Nov 2020

The testing technology of the future: 36,000 samples in one night

A new method developed by researchers of the Vienna BioCenter, SARSeq, will allow testing of thousands of samples for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens…

29 Oct 2020

Angelika Amon (1967 to 2020)

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Angelika Amon, IMP alumna, former board member, role-model, and lifelong friend of the house.

28 Oct 2020

What does it take to make a worm?

MicroRNAs are important regulators of development, but exactly what different miRNAs do and at which embryonic stages has yet to be determined.…

21 Oct 2020

Alternative to "gold standard" PCR: RT-LAMP for cheap and fast SARS-CoV-2 detection

An inter-institute team of scientists around Julius Brennecke (IMBA) and Andrea Pauli (IMP) developed a new SARS-CoV-2 detection method: by rather…

08 Oct 2020

International Birnstiel Award goes to six outstanding young scientists

In the second year of the International Birnstiel Award for Doctoral Studies in the Molecular Life Sciences, six exceptional young scientists were…

07 Oct 2020

Targeting cell fate regulators to treat rare skin cancer

A new type of therapy shows promising results in Merkel cell carcinoma.

30 Sep 2020

Patterning cells over time: an added dimension in development

The differentiation of cells is a fundamental aspect of developmental biology. Scientists from the lab of Luisa Cochella have now found a novel…