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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
2014 Award in the field of Medicine City of Vienna Penninger Josef Penninger
2014 Elected Member of the "Young Academy" Austrian Academy of Sciences Tachibana-Konwalski Kikue Tachibana-Konwalski
2013 START Prize Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Ameres Stefan Ameres
2013 ERC Starting Grant European Research Council Ameres Stefan Ameres
2013 OeAW Impulse Program Award New Frontiers Group Bell Oliver Bell
2013 Kirsten Peter Rabitsch Award IMP - IMBA Dick Amalie Gerlich
2013 Elected Full Member Austrian Academy of Sciences Knoblich Jürgen Knoblich
2013 Elected Member Academia Europaea Knoblich Jürgen Knoblich
2013 VBC PhD Award Vienna Biocenter Olivieri Daniel Brennecke
2013 ERC Advanced Investigator Grant European Research Council Penninger Josef Penninger
2013 Research Prize Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) Perlot Thomas 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
2013 ERC Starting Grant European Research Council Tachibana-Konwalski Kikue Tachibana-Konwalski
2012 Erwin Schrödinger Prize Austrian Academy of Sciences Knoblich Jürgen Knoblich
2012 Innovator Award Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (USA) Penninger Josef Penninger
2012 Honorary Membership American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Penninger Josef Penninger
2012 Kirsten Peter Rabitsch Award IMP - IMBA Popov Johannes Martinez
2011 VBC Summer School Prize (Sponsor: BD Biosciences) Vienna Biocenter Barisic Darko Martinez
2011 Elected member of the Young Academy Austrian Academy of Sciences Brennecke Julius Brennecke
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