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.
|2019||ERC Starting Grant||European Research Council||Burga Alejandro||Burga|
|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|
|2018||ERC Consolidator Grant||European Research Council||Tachibana Kikue||Tachibana|
|2017||Herzfelder Family Foundation||Austrian Science Fund (FWF)||Tachibana-Konwalski Kikue||Tachibana-Konwalski|
|2017||Life Science Call 2017 - Chemical Biology||Vienna Science, Research and Technology Fund (WWTF)||Ameres Stefan||Ameres|
|2017||Life Science Call 2017 - Chemical Biology||Vienna Science, Research and Technology Fund (WWTF)||Gerlich Daniel||Gerlich|
|2017||Walther Flemming Medal||German Society for Cell Biology||Tachibana-Konwalski Kikue||Tachibana-Konwalski|
|2017||CEE Innovation Award||Atos||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2017||Elected Member||EMBO||Gerlich Daniel||Gerlich|
|2017||Best Paper Award||OeAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences||Ladstätter Sabrina||Tachibana-Konwalski|
|2017||DOC fellowship||OeAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences||Manzenreither Raphael||Ameres|
|2017||DOC fellowship||OeAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences||Elmaghraby Mostafa||Brennecke|
|2017||Life Science Research Award||Austrian Association of Molecular Science and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT)||Ladstätter Sabrina||Tachibana-Konwalski|
|2017||Life Science PhD Award||Austrian Association of Molecular Science and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT)||Mierzwa Beata||Gerlich|