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17 May 2022

IMP Postdoc Paul Murphy joins the ESPRIT Programme

The Austrian Science Fund’s (FWF) ESPRIT Programme awards three years of funding and career support to highly qualified postdoctoral researchers in…
16 May 2022

EMBO Fellowship for IMP postdoc Franziska Lorbeer

EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships support early-career researchers for up to two years. Franziska Lorbeer, postdoctoral researcher in Alex Stark’s lab at…
12 May 2022

Harnessing artificial intelligence to predict and control gene regulation

The human genome contains hundreds of thousands of enhancer sequences that switch our genes on and off when needed. Scientists have long tried to…
10 May 2022

City of Vienna Prize presented to Meinrad Busslinger

After a pandemic-induced two-year break for award ceremonies of the City of Vienna, laureates of the 2020 and 2021 awards were honoured in a festive…
09 May 2022

IMP scientists solve first plant proteasome structure with supermarket spinach

What do you do when your preferred model organism lets you down? You innovate! Scientists at the IMP have solved the first cryo-Electron Microscopy…
05 May 2022

Austrian Academy of Sciences honours Elly Tanaka with full membership

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), a major academic institution and funding body for fundamental research in Austria, has elected senior…
04 May 2022

Squid genome sheds light on extraordinary brain evolution

Squids, octopus, and cuttlefish have evolved the largest nervous systems amongst invertebrates alongside many adaptations to their local habitats. An…
03 May 2022

F.-Ulrich Hartl to give Max Birnstiel Lecture

The biochemist and cell biologist F.-Ulrich Hartl, director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried (Germany), will give a…
28 Apr 2022

DNA loop formation linked to Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

Healthy cells package their DNA with the help of proteins that fold it into loops. Scientists from the lab of Jan-Michael Peters discovered that the…
26 Apr 2022

Scientists discover essential role of two proteins for fertilisation

In an international collaboration between the labs of Andrea Pauli at the IMP and Masahito Ikawa at Osaka University, scientists show that the sperm…