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Awards & Honors

Grants, Awards and honors are important parameters for measuring scientific excellence.  At IMBA scientists are empowered to perform at their best and have demonstrated extraordinary achievements in research.

ERC

The European Research Council (ERC) was founded by the EU in 2007 to fund outstanding science. 10 years later, ERC grants stand out as the most prestigious award for high quality research in Europe. The sole selection criterion for an ERC grant is scientific excellence. The process is so competitive that only 11% of applications are funded, however, at IMBA and the Vienna BioCenter the success rate is higher than 60%.

At IMBA 9 out of 12 groups are currently funded by an ERC grant.


The Vienna BioCenter celebrates ERC's 10-year anniversary

EMBO

Election to EMBO Membership is recognition of research excellence and the outstanding achievements made by a life scientist. 85 EMBO Members and Associate Members have been awarded Nobel Prizes. The annual nominations and elections ensure that the membership remains at the forefront of life science research. The EMBO Membership currently comprises more than 1700 life scientists.

At IMBA, 4 Group leaders are elected EMBO members, 2 group leaders were recently appointed EMBO Young Investigators.

Awards

Year Award Institution Person Group
2020 Appointed Member Pontifical Academy of Sciences Knoblich Jürgen Knoblich
2020 Member of the Board of Directors ISSCR Knoblich Jürgen Knoblich
2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship European Commission Vertesy Ábel Knoblich
2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship European Commission Trepte Philipp Knoblich
2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship European Commission Hohmann Ulrich Brennecke
2019 ERC Starting Grant European Research Council Burga Alejandro Burga
2019 Kirsten Peter Rabitsch Award IMP - IMBA Batki Julia Brennecke
2019 Women in Science L'Oreal Austria Gassler Johanna Tachibana
2019 Elisabeth Lutz Prize OeAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences Wimmer Reiner Penninger
2019 Special Research Programmes (SFBs) Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Ameres Stefan Ameres
2019 Special Research Programmes (SFBs) Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Urbán Noelia Urbán
2019 Special Research Programmes (SFBs) Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Knoblich Jürgen Knoblich
2019 ERC Consolidator Grant European Research Council Ameres Stefan Ameres
2018 Project lead of a prestigious HFSP program grant International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP) Tachibana Kikue Tachibana
2018 HFSP young investigator grant International Human Frontier Science Program Organization Koo Bonkyoung Koo
2018 Houska-Award B&C Private Foundation Ameres Stefan Ameres
2018 Elected Member EMBO Tachibana Kikue Tachibana
2018 ERC Proof of Concept Grant European Research Council Ameres Stefan Ameres
2018 Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria Penninger Josef Penninger
2018 VBC PhD Award Vienna BioCenter Taubenschmid Jasmin Penninger
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