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WWTF grants for outstanding young scientists


Martin Leeb, Christopher Campbell and Jillian Petersen will come to Viennamore

The origin of the language of life


The genetic code is the universal language of life. It describes how information is encoded in the genetic material and is the same for all organisms from simple bacteria to animals to humans. However, the origin of the code...more

The igniting spark: signal molecule initiates immune response in fungal infections


Fungal infections often lead to life-threatening inflammatory reactions with very high mortality rates. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna have now discovered a new signal molecule that regulates the development of...more

ERC Starting Grant for Angela Hancock


MFPL Junior group leader Angela Hancock was awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council, which will provide 1,6 million euros over the next five years, and will fund research on the molecular basis of adaptive...more

How do our muscles work?


MFPL scientists reveal important new insights into muscle proteinmore

Meiotic cell division 'the other way round'


New details on meiosis in organisms with holocentric chromosomesmore

Start signal for transcription of stressed genes identified


What happens when a cell is stressed? In their latest study, Christian Seiser and his team at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna addressed this question. They...more

Progress in the fight against harmful fungi


A group of researchers at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories has created one of the three world's largest gene libraries for the Candida glabrata yeast, which is harmful to humans. Molecular analysis of the Candida glabrata fungus...more

High-speed imaging method captures entire brain activity


New technique to monitor complete nervous systems of living animalsmore

Breakthrough made at MFPL


Platynereis functional advancements as one of Genetics’ May highlightsmore

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