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.
|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|