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March 02, 2015

VBC PhD Summer Call 2015

Apply now to the new PhD programme.

February 18, 2015

Brain model in the Top Ten

The technology to grow three dimensional brain structures from human stem cells, has been named a top ten technology of the „MIT technology review“.

February 02, 2015

Obituary for Prof. Carl Djerassi

With great sadness we have to announce that Carl Djerassi has passed away. He was a great friend and supporter of our Institute as a member of our Fundraising board and close advisor. Many of us have had the privilege to meet him in person and listen to his lectures or watch his theater plays.

December 05, 2014

Josef Penninger and Barry Dickson receive Awards of the City of Vienna

On 3rd of December 2014, City Councillor Andreas Mailath-Pokorny presented this year’s Awards of the City of Vienna. Among the awardees are two scientists from the Vienna Biocenter, Vienna’s center of excellence for life science research. Josef Penninger, director of the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, was honoured in the field of Medicine. Barry Dickson, former director of the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), received the Natural Science Award.

November 25, 2014

Tremendous progress in the development of skin stem cell treatments for butterfly children

Scientists at IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna have made a major advancement towards a future therapy for butterfly children. A treatment with fibroblasts generated from induced pluripotent stem cells has been highly successful in mice. The next step is to establish this method in humans.

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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