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.
|2009||Elected to the Academia Europea||Academy of Europe, UK||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2009||ASMR Medal||Australian Society for Medical Research||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2008||Poster Award for the poster "RANKL/RANK controls the central fever response"||2nd International Conference on Osteoimmunology, Rhodes, Greece||Hanada Reiko||Penninger|
|2008||Outstanding ABRF Poster Award||ABRF Conference at Salt Lake City, USA||Mechtler Karl|
|2008||Best Supervising Tutor Award||GEN-AU SummerSchool||Meixner Arabella||Penninger|
|2008||Cardinal-Innitzer Acknowledgement Award||Cardinal-Innitzer Study Fond||Meixner Arabella||Penninger|
|2008||ERC Starting Grant||European Research Council||Mochizuki Kazufumi||Mochizuki|
|2008||Elected Member of the "Young Academy"||Austrian Academy of Sciences||Mochizuki Kazufumi||Mochizuki|
|2008||Carus Prize||City of Schweinfurt, Germany||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2008||Karl Landsteiner Prize||Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2008||ERC Advanced Investigator Grant||European Research Council||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2008||Elected Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization||EMBO||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2008||Included in the list of the 100 most important Austrian immigrant/emigrants in politics, arts, sports, philosophy, business, or music, from 1900-2008||Penninger Josef||Penninger|
|2008||Best Supervising Tutor Award||GEN-AU SummerSchool||Pospisilik Andrew||Penninger|
|2008||Best Supervising Tutor||GEN-AU SummerSchool||Schramek Daniel||Penninger|
|2008||VBC PhD Award||Vienna Biocenter||Wirtz-Peitz Frederik||Knoblich|
|2007||Elected into the Young Investigator Programme||EMBO||Martinez Javier||Martinez|
|2007||BioRad European RNAi Research Award||Martinez Javier||Martinez|
|2007||VBC PhD Award||Vienna Biocenter||Bowman Sarah||Knoblich|
|2007||Kirsten Peter Rabitsch Award||IMP - IMBA||Neumüller Ralph||Knoblich|