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14 Aug 2020

A clue on how pigeons "see" the Earth’s magnetic field

Many animals have a sense to detect the Earth’s magnetic field, demonstrated most impressively by seasonal journeys of migratory birds. The molecular…

27 Jul 2020

CaTCH - a molecular time machine for cells

Researchers from the Obenauf-lab and collaborators have developed a tool that lets them trace millions of cells as they undergo evolutionary selection…

13 Jul 2020

Competitive grants for IMP regeneration researchers

New funding has been granted for two projects in the field of regeneration biology, carried out in the lab of Senior Scientist Elly Tanaka.

01 Jul 2020

How the immune system generates a vast antibody repertoire to fight infections

A new study in NATURE reveals how developing B cells rearrange their entire genome to generate the vast antibody repertoire.

24 Jun 2020

Innovative test allows Covid-19 screening without laboratory

Researchers at the Vienna BioCenter have pushed SARS-CoV-2 detection to a new level.

23 Jun 2020

Dissecting Mysterin or the Power of cryo-EM

Moyamoya disease, a blood vessel disorder that often leads to strokes, is associated with mutations in an enzyme known as “mysterin”.

22 Jun 2020

EMBO Fellowship for IMP postdoc Elad Bassat

Elad Bassat, postdoctoral researcher with Elly Tanaka’s lab at the IMP, was awarded a prestigious EMBO long-term fellowship. It will support his…

17 Jun 2020

Doc fellowships by the Austrian Academy of Sciences for two IMP students

Loni Klaus and Oliver Hendy, both PhD students in the lab of Alexander Stark, receive a prestigious DOC fellowship from the Austrian Academy of…

02 Jun 2020

2020 Ubiquitin & Friends ZOOMposium

The 2020 edition of the annual "Ubiquitin & Friends" symposium was held in a different format - participants from around the world joining in remotely…

14 May 2020

Open Call: Birnstiel Award 2020

Doubling the number of prizes, the International Birnstiel Award for Doctoral Research in Molecular Life Sciences is inviting nominations for its 2020…