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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
2006 Annual Award Austrian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Hutterer Andrea Knoblich
2009 ASMR Medal Australian Society for Medical Research Penninger Josef Penninger
2004 Austria'04 Award Penninger Josef Penninger
2014 Award in the field of Medicine City of Vienna Penninger Josef Penninger
2013 Best Paper Award Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien for the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) Sienski Grzegorz Brennecke
2013 Best Paper Award Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien for the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) Donertas Derya Brennecke
2014 Best Paper Award Jubilee Fund of the City of Vienna for the Austrian Academy of Sciences Lancaster Madeline Knoblich
2017 Best Paper Award OeAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences Ladstätter Sabrina Tachibana-Konwalski
2011 Best Poster Prize 3rd Annual Eurosystem Consortium Meeting, Prague Rolland Vivien Knoblich
2010 Best Poster Prize at "Analysis and Engineering of Biomolecular Systems FEBS Rodriguez Jesus Fernandez Marlovits
2010 Best Poster Prize at the International meeting "Actin Dynamics" German society for cell biology Vinzenz Marlene Small
2010 Best Selected Talk at "Analysis and Engineering of Biomolecular Systems" FEBS Rodriguez Jesus Fernandez Marlovits
2008 Best Supervising Tutor GEN-AU SummerSchool Schramek Daniel Penninger
2008 Best Supervising Tutor Award GEN-AU SummerSchool Meixner Arabella Penninger
2008 Best Supervising Tutor Award GEN-AU SummerSchool Pospisilik Andrew Penninger
2007 BioRad European RNAi Research Award Martinez Javier Martinez
2007 BioRad European RNAi Research Award Weitzer Stefan Martinez
2008 Cardinal-Innitzer Acknowledgement Award Cardinal-Innitzer Study Fond Meixner Arabella Penninger
2014 Career Development Award International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP) Bell Oliver Bell
2008 Carus Prize City of Schweinfurt, Germany Penninger Josef Penninger
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