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19 Mar 2018

Austrian Minister of Research visits IMP

The Austrian Minister of Education, Science and Research, Heinz FaƟmann, has visited the IMP today.

07 Mar 2018

VBC PhD Programme: apply by 15 April 2018!

The summer call 2018 of the VBC PhD Programme is live: if you want to pursue a PhD in one of the World's most vibrant molecular biology hubs, issue...

01 Mar 2018

Weintraub Award for IMP PhD Student

Annika Nichols, a VBC PhD student of Manuel Zimmer at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, has been selected to receive the...

26 Feb 2018

Groundbreaking technique to study microRNAs in single cells of living animals

Scientists from two institutes at the Vienna BioCenter (VBC) have developed a method to identify and characterise microRNAs in individual cells of...

14 Feb 2018

Structural Biologist Clemens Plaschka to establish lab at the IMP

In April, the IMP will welcome a new group leader: Clemens Plaschka, an RNA biologist and specialist in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) will...

02 Feb 2018

Molecule linked to antagonistic mechanisms that keep muscle proteins in shape

Scientists in Vienna discover two distinct roles for the molecule UNC-45 in keeping muscle proteins in the right shape: on its own it steers the...

01 Feb 2018

Neurological disease in mice and humans linked to an unlikely gene

Screening for mutations influencing the migration of nerve cells in mice, scientists found a gene that plays a role in the transport of proteins...

26 Jan 2018

Kim Nasmyth celebrates his Breakthrough Prize at the IMP

Last December, IMP emeritus director Kim Nasmyth was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. He now returned to Vienna to celebrate the prize...

24 Jan 2018

The largest genome ever: decoding the axolotl

A team of researchers led by scientists in Vienna, Dresden and Heidelberg has decoded the entire genetic information of the Mexican salamander...

23 Jan 2018

Sleep as a strategy to cope with energy shortage

IMP scientists demonstrate that brain activities are resistant to severe energy deprivation and that sleep could be a major strategy to cope with this...