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04 Feb 2022

Stay positive – how the brain incites mice to react positively to both fear and reward

Neuroscientists used to think that positive and negative emotional states were processed in distinct areas of the brain. Mounting evidence from the…
01 Feb 2022

Curb your enthusiasm: neuroscientists find key to self-control

Scientists characterised brain functions that are key to reining in impulsive behaviours. Studying mice’s responses to a potential treat, they could…
27 Jan 2022

Of inclusive science and exceptional mentoring: science communication award for Victoria Deneke

In 2020, the Society for Developmental Biology launched their Trainee Science Communication Award to recognise the outreach and mentoring efforts of…
20 Jan 2022

IMP students characterise a sperm protein essential for zebrafish fertilisation

During fertilisation, egg and sperm rely on a host of membrane proteins to bind and fuse. Two students at the IMP examined the function of Spaca6 – a…
17 Jan 2022

Bhlhe40, a molecular gatekeeper that prevents the formation of lymphomas

B cells proliferate, differentiate, and mutate in temporary cell clusters called germinal centres. In a process known as the germinal centre reaction,…
23 Dec 2021

Tim Clausen and collaborators secure two prestigious grants

The latest call of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund for projects in the field of chemical biology has resulted into a great success for the IMP.…
08 Dec 2021

Anna Obenauf and Clemens Plaschka elected EMBO Young Investigators

In an exceptional double-success for the IMP, Anna Obenauf and Clemens Plaschka were selected by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) to…
26 Nov 2021

Prestigious prize of the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology for Louisa Hill

The Ursula and Fritz Melchers Prize of the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI) recognises the best PhD dissertation in immunology…
24 Nov 2021

CRY2, a component of the bird internal clock

Scientists in the Keays Lab have investigated the expression, localisation, and interaction partners of the cryptochrome CRY2 in the pigeon retina.…
08 Nov 2021

Melanie de Almeida wins the Lauwers Award

During their doctoral studies, students in the Vienna BioCenter PhD Program present their research three times in Monday Seminar talks to the Vienna…