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.
|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|