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15 Oct 2021

miR-1: an ancient molecule controls muscle physiology

Muscle cells are particularly sensitive to disruptions in their metabolism. Severe muscle diseases may be caused by mutations that spare other…
08 Oct 2021

Louisa Hill wins the Rabitsch Award 2021

Every autumn since 2006, the Kirsten Peter Rabitsch Award recognises the outstanding achievements of a PhD student at the IMP or at IMBA. This year,…
07 Oct 2021

Mission possible: how cohesin fits two meters of DNA into a human cell

Human cells fit extremely long DNA molecules into their microscopic nucleus. To do so, they need the help of a protein complex, cohesin, that acts…
01 Oct 2021

International Birnstiel Award 2021 for six outstanding young scientists

In the third year since its endowment, the International Birnstiel Award for Doctoral Studies in Molecular Life Sciences will be presented to six…
24 Sep 2021

Mouse sperm need a molecular VIP pass to reach the egg membrane

Fertilisation is one of the most fundamental biological processes, yet its underlying molecular mechanisms are unresolved. An international team of…
20 Aug 2021

Vienna BioCenter Summer School welcomes 15 students from around the world

The Vienna BioCenter Summer School offers undergraduate and masters students from around the world a unique opportunity to conduct a two-month…
29 Jul 2021

SARSeq-S-tiling: new method for SARS-CoV-2 mutant surveillance

Scientists around Luisa Cochella (formerly IMP) and Ulrich Elling (IMBA) repurposed SARSeq, a method that allows SARS-CoV-2 detection.…
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…