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July 26, 2017

Sabrina Ladstätter wins ÖAW Best Paper Award

We are happy to announce that Sabrina Ladstätter (Tachibana-Konwalski Group) has been awarded the ÖAW Best Paper Award for her publication “A surveillance mechanism ensures repair of DNA lesions during zygotic reprogramming”- that was published in Cell in December 2016.

June 16, 2017

IMBA-Senior Group Leader Daniel Gerlich elected new EMBO member

Vienna, 16 June 2017 – As EMBO announced today, Daniel Gerlich – senior group leader at IMBA – was elected to its membership, joining a group of more than 1700 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.

June 12, 2017

Splitting cells: how a dynamic protein machinery executes ‘the final cut’

Every day billions of cells die in our body and need to be replaced by newly dividing cells. Cell division is a beautifully orchestrated process that involves multiple critical steps. At the very end, “cellular abscission” splits the membrane and thereby gives birth to two daughter cells. Abscission is executed by a protein machinery named ESCRT-III. ESCRT-III consists of many subunits that form spiral-shaped filaments to constrict the membrane tube connecting the daughter cells until it splits. Insights into the function of ESCRT-III are also interesting for many other biological processes – as this machinery also pinches off viruses from the host cell membrane, and seals holes in cellular and nuclear membranes.

May 31, 2017

Building better brains: A bioengineered upgrade for organoids

Scientists for the first time combine organoids with bioengineering. Using small microfilaments, they show improved tissue architecture that mimics human brain development more accurately and allows more targeted studies of brain development and its malfunctions, as reported in the current issue of Nature Biotechnology.

May 29, 2017

Microsymposium on Small RNAs

From May 26th to 28th, the 12th Microsymposium on Small RNAs was held at the Vienna Biocenter (VBC).

The Vienna Biocenter in the third district of Vienna has established itself as the premier location for life sciences in Central Europe and is a world-leading international bio-medical research center.


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