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September 29, 2014

The VBC PhD 2015 Winter Call is open!

Are you excited about doing Science? Are you interested in doing a PhD in Life Sciences? Then apply now to the VBC PhD Programme! At the VBC you will...

September 09, 2014

VBC PhD Symposium 2014

Complexity of Life - The Quality of Being Complicated

August 22, 2014

Cause of congenital immunodeficiency in children identified

Scientists at the IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences have succeeded in simulating congenital immunodeficiency syndrome in mice and identifying a possibility for its treatment. The researchers have now published their findings in the renowned scientific journal Nature Genetics.

August 18, 2014

Stem cells go on a diet

In the up-to-the-minute field of stem cell research, researchers at the IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences – are causing a stir with two discoveries: when stem cells are no longer needed, they starve themselves to death. It is the stem cells' metabolism that seals their fate.

August 14, 2014

Publication highlight in Nature Genetics

Leonie Ringrose's group has shown that an epigenetic regulatory DNA element switches its function reversibly between activation and silencing, by switching the strand of its non coding transcription. Remarkably, the two strands work by different molecular mechanisms, and genome wide analysis shows that this may be a general mechanism in flies and vertebrates, for epigenetic switching.