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.
|2002||Elected Member||EMBO||Knoblich Jürgen||Knoblich|
|2004||The Harold Copp Lecture, Vancouver||Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Wolfe & Gita Churg Foundation||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2004||PhD Thesis Award||Austrian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||Betschinger Jörg||Knoblich|
|2004||Elected Member||EMBO||Dickson Barry||Dickson|
|2004||Science Prize for research in protein chemistry||Federal state of Lower Austria||Mechtler Karl|
|2004||Elected Austrian Scientist of the Year 2003||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2004||Honorary Professor||University of Vienna||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2004||Kennedy Visiting Professor, London||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2004||Elected as Full Member||German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2004||Austria'04 Award||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2004||The Koy Lecture||Trinity College Toronto||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2004||Honorary Professor||Peking Union Medical College||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2004||Member||New York Academy of Sciences||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2005||VBC PhD Award||Vienna Biocenter||Betschinger Jörg||Knoblich|
|2005||Wittgenstein Prize||Austrian Government||Dickson Barry||Dickson|
|2005||Nominated a Young Global Leader||World Economic Forum||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2006||Annual Award||Austrian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||Hutterer Andrea||Knoblich|
|2006||Prize for the Promotion of Science||City of Vienna||Meixner Arabella||Penninger|
|2007||Elected into the Young Investigator Programme||EMBO||Martinez Javier||Martinez|
|2007||BioRad European RNAi Research Award||Martinez Javier||Martinez|