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03 May 2018

IMP experts explain current trends in cancer research to a lay audience

Cancer research and therapy is undergoing very rapid changes, driven by scientific discovery. Most recent trends are often hard to follow for...

27 Apr 2018

The elusive magnetic sense and why worms may be of no help

Magnetoreception, a 'sixth sense' for the detection of magnetic fields, has long been investigated in animals such as birds. A 2015 paper sparked hope...

23 Apr 2018

Lawrence Zipursky to give Max Birnstiel Lecture

UCLA scientist Lawrence Zipursky's talk “In Search of Cajal’s ‘unfathomable mystery of life’ ” will be given on 25 April at the IMP.

16 Apr 2018

More than 600 at VBC for 'Long Night of Research 2018'

This year’s “Lange Nacht der Forschung“ (Long Night of Research), Austria’s biggest scientific outreach event, saw a new participation record: 228,000...

14 Apr 2018

Joining forces to tackle the ‘Holy Grail’ of the life sciences

An international consortium led by Kikue Tachibana of IMBA and with IMP Scientific Director Jan-Michael Peters and others has secured a prestigious...

13 Apr 2018

ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon visits the Vienna BioCenter

ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon was welcomed to Vienna BioCenter (VBC) for a tour of the four research institutes IMP, IMBA, GMI and MFPL. The...

12 Apr 2018

Big data in neuroscience: new method links genome data with brain functions

Scientists in Vienna created a bridge between neuronal circuits and genomes: a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Centre for Virtual...

05 Apr 2018

Scientists characterise cancer genes using ground-breaking new method

In a paper in the journal “Science”, researchers from the Vienna BioCenter combine cutting-edge technologies to decipher regulatory functions of...

02 Apr 2018

VBC PhD Programme: video portraits of group leaders published

Several IMP Group Leaders are currently looking for PhD students. To help potential applicants learn about their work, we produced short video...

23 Mar 2018

Aaron Ciechanover to give Max Birnstiel Lecture

The Nobel laureate of 2004 will talk about "The ubiquitin proteasome system – from basic mechanisms thru human diseases and on to drug targeting".