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.
|2016||Selected for the Young Investigator Program (YIP)||EMBO||Ameres Stefan||Ameres|
|2016||ERC Consolidator Grant||European Research Council||Brennecke Julius||Brennecke|
|2016||VBC PhD Award||Vienna Biocenter||Ladstätter Sabrina||Tachibana-Konwalski|
|2016||ERC Advanced Investigator Grant||European Research Council||Knoblich Jürgen||Knoblich|
|2016||Kirsten Peter Rabitsch Award||IMP - IMBA||Mierzwa Beata||Gerlich|
|2016||Selected for the Young Investigator Program (YIP)||EMBO||Tachibana-Konwalski Kikue||Tachibana-Konwalski|
|2015||Elected Member of the "Young Academy"||Austrian Academy of Sciences||Ameres Stefan||Ameres|
|2015||Winner of the Life Science Call for "Innovative biological and biomedical applications of novel imaging technologies"||Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF)||Gerlich Daniel||Gerlich|
|2015||ERC Proof of Concept Grant||European Research Council||Knoblich Jürgen||Knoblich|
|2015||Elected Member||EMBO||Martinez Javier||Martinez|
|2015||Elected Member||European Academy of Sciences and Arts||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2014||Career Development Award||International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP)||Bell Oliver||Bell|
|2014||Elected Member||EMBO||Brennecke Julius||Brennecke|
|2014||ERC Consolidator Grant||European Research Council||Ikeda Fumiyo||Ikeda|
|2014||Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators||Eppendorf||Lancaster Madeline||Knoblich|
|2014||Best Paper Award||Jubilee Fund of the City of Vienna for the Austrian Academy of Sciences||Lancaster Madeline||Knoblich|
|2014||Winner of the Austrian Science Slam Championship||Science Slam Austria||Moder Martin||Knoblich|
|2014||Winner of the European Science Slam Finale, Copenhagen||Science Slam Europe||Moder Martin||Knoblich|
|2014||Wittgenstein Award||Austrian Government||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2014||Honorary Award for Basic Science||German Society for Cardiology||Penninger Josef||Penninger|