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April 14, 2014

Ninth Microsymposium on small RNAs

The ninth Microsymposium will take place at IMBA, the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in May 2014, from Wedne...

April 01, 2014

Madeline Lancaster receives Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators

The “Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators” is awarded annually through a partnership of Eppendorf and the scientific journal Nature to...

March 19, 2014

HFSP Award for Oliver Bell

IMBA Group Leader Oliver Bell has been awarded a Career Development Award (CDA) for his project “Investigating the dynamics and memory of...

March 14, 2014

When the brain's clock goes awry

Mutations in the genes of a protein complex called SWI/SNF are one of the most common causes of cancer in humans. But until now it wasn't clear how these changes in the genome lead to tumors. Using a fruit fly as a model organism, Jürgen Knoblich and his team from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) have now been able to discover how the growth of progenitor cells spins out of control as a result of genetic defects. This understanding of the mechanism that causes tumors is important for the targeted development of medicines to fight them.

February 19, 2014

New Paradigm in Cancer Immunotherapy

Scientists reveal a novel mechanism that controls tumor metastases