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.
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
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.
|2010||ERC Advanced Investigator Grant||European Research Council||Knoblich Jürgen||Knoblich|
|2010||Elected as Corresponding Member||Austrian Academy of Sciences||Knoblich Jürgen||Knoblich|
|2010||Publication Prize for the paper: Hnisz D. et.al. 2010. PLoS Pathog.||German Speaking Mycological Society (DMykG)||Komnenovic Vukoslav|
|2010||Nature Structural Molecular Biology Poster Prize||RNA Society, Seattle||Kurth Henriette||Mochizuki|
|2010||VBC PhD Award||Vienna Biocenter||Kurth Henriette||Mochizuki|
|2010||Outstanding Scientist Technology Award||Association of Bimolecular Resource Facilities||Mechtler Karl|
|2010||Prize for the best PhD thesis||FMI Basel||Mohn Fabio||Brennecke|
|2010||Best Poster Prize at "Analysis and Engineering of Biomolecular Systems||FEBS||Rodriguez Jesus Fernandez||Marlovits|
|2010||Best Selected Talk at "Analysis and Engineering of Biomolecular Systems"||FEBS||Rodriguez Jesus Fernandez||Marlovits|
|2010||VBC PhD Award||Vienna Biocenter||Schramek Daniel||Penninger|
|2010||Best Poster Prize at the International meeting "Actin Dynamics"||German society for cell biology||Vinzenz Marlene||Small|
|2009||FameLab Austria Award||FameLab Austria||Aronica Lucia||Mochizuki|
|2009||Third Prize in FameLab finals||FameLab UK, Cheltenham, GB||Aronica Lucia||Mochizuki|
|2009||John Kendrew Young Scientist Award||EMBL||Brennecke Julius||Brennecke|
|2009||Research Award||Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology||Holzmann Johann|
|2009||Research Award||Sanofi-Aventis Foundation||Holzmann Johann|
|2009||Wittgenstein Award||Austrian Government||Knoblich Jürgen||Knoblich|
|2009||Poster Award||EMBO Workshop, Vienna, Austria||Kurth Henriette||Mochizuki|
|2009||Theodor-Körner-Award||Theodor Körner Fund, Vienna, Austria||Meixner Arabella||Penninger|
|2009||ESCI Award for Excellence in Biomedical Investigation||European Society for Clinical Investigation||Penninger Josef||Penninger|