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23 Jul 2021

A novel key to humoral immunity: mature B cells require Pax5

The lab of Meinrad Busslinger has studied for decades how the transcription factor Pax5 steers B cell development. A new paper in the journal Science…
22 Jul 2021

A giant, snake-like enzyme seals the fate of unwanted proteins

A new study by scientists at the IMP and Boehringer Ingelheim reveals the structure of a massive, snake-like enzyme called HUWE1, and how it marks a…
21 Jul 2021

An internship program for Salvadoran students at the IMP

For the past two months, the lab of Andrea Pauli has been working with an exceptional intern. In June, Eduardo Isaac Martinez Barrios, a bachelor’s…
20 Jul 2021

Immunologist Joris van der Veeken joins IMP

The immunologist Joris van der Veeken, previously a postdoctoral researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering, is establishing his lab at the IMP. He will…
15 Jul 2021

Cross-resistance: when cancer therapy backfires

Scientists at the IMP and collaborators have investigated how different forms of cancer therapy can influence the efficacy of subsequent therapies.…
14 Jul 2021

In memoriam: Margaret I. H. Birnstiel (née Chipchase)

Margaret "Maggie" Birnstiel, molecular biologist and long-standing friend and benefactor of the IMP and Vienna BioCenter, has passed away in…
06 Jul 2021

Hitting the right note in dialysis care

Patients with malfunctioning kidneys often need dialysis to rid their blood of unwanted molecules and excess water. Personalising the settings of…
25 Jun 2021

Christine Beattie Award for IMP PhD student Jessica Stock

The International Zebrafish Society (IZFS) announced that this year’s Christine Beattie Award is presented to Jessica Stock, a PhD student in the lab…
15 Jun 2021

Ready, set, go – or how stem cells synchronise to repair the spinal cord in axolotls

Few animals can regenerate their spinal cord after an injury. The axolotl, a salamander endemic to Mexico, can mobilise stem cells in its spinal cord…
14 Jun 2021

Amygdala: a piece in the puzzle of pain

The almond-shaped brain region amygdala is a key regulator of fear and reward – with a wealth of associated emotions. An international team of…