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26 May 2021

Elly Tanaka elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

IMP Senior Scientist Elly Tanaka is one of 31 distinguished scientists that were elected to membership of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).
25 May 2021

Harnessing Next Generation Sequencing to detect SARS-CoV-2 and prepare for the next pandemic

Researchers at the Vienna BioCenter designed a testing protocol for SARS-CoV-2 that can process tens of thousands of samples in less than 48 hours.…
17 May 2021

Why frogs can’t do it – limb regeneration under the lens

An international team of scientists compared the regeneration abilities of axolotls and frogs at the cellular and molecular levels. Their study,…
07 May 2021

Birnstiel Award opens 2021 call

For the third time since its inauguration, the International Birnstiel Award for doctoral research in molecular life sciences has opened its call for…
29 Apr 2021

Former IMP senior scientist Erwin Wagner elected to NAS

Erwin Wagner of the Medical University of Vienna was elected to the US’ National Academy of Science (NAS). Wagner was among the IMP’s founding faculty…
22 Apr 2021

ERC Advanced Grant for Jan-Michael Peters’ research on genome architecture

The folding of DNA is of fundamental importance for all life, but how the process works is a mystery. IMP Scientific Director Jan-Michael Peters was…
19 Apr 2021

New ventures into the cell’s membraneless compartments

A group of researchers at the Vienna BioCenter including IMP senior scientist Tim Clausen secured a grant from the Austrian Science Fund to explore…
08 Apr 2021

A refined axolotl genome assembly sheds light on basic cellular processes

After the first assembly of an axolotl genome was published in 2018, the lab of Elly Tanaka teamed up with scientists at the University of Kentucky to…
10 Mar 2021

From egg to embryo: how developing zebrafish keep RNA levels in check

Mature egg cells and early embryos do not generate their own RNA molecules – instead, they rely on stored maternal RNAs to synthesise their proteins.…
26 Feb 2021

IMP PhD students win the President’s Prize of the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venereology

Pauline Jung and Lukas Leiendecker from the Obenauf Lab won the very first edition of the President’s Prize of the Austrian Society of Dermatology and…