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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…

17 Sep 2020

Vienna Covid-19 Detection Initiative (VCDI)

The Vienna Covid-19 Detection Initiative (VCDI) was formed as a collaborative, inter-institutional effort to combat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

09 Sep 2020

City of Vienna honours Meinrad Busslinger

Since 1947, the City of Vienna honours residents distinguished in a range of disciplines with the “Preis der Stadt Wien” awards for their life…