Research Networks

Scientific collaboration is a major element and inevitable prerequisite for excellence in basic research. Our group leaders are therefore actively involved in local, national and international research networks.

National initiatives

Special Research Programs SFBs

One example are Special Research Programs (SFBs) funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. SFBs are peer-reviewed, highly interactive research networks, enabling long-term, interndisciplinary co-operation of local research groups on the frontiers of their thematic areas. Currently, MFPL researchers participate in three SFBs, two of which are hosted by the MFPL.

Doctoral Programs

The MFPL house three Doctoral Programs with a specific research focus, reviewed and funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF.

Laura Bassi Centre of Excellence

Another collaborative research project co-ordinated by the MFPL is the Center for Optimized Structural Studies (COSS), funded by the Laura Bassi funding program  of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.

Research platforms

At the University of Vienna, the implementation of Research Platforms as organisational units between faculties is possible to advance especially innovative research areas and interdisciplinary research projects. Research platforms are established on the basis of an international peer-review assessment and also contribute to the advancement of young scientists. 

MFPL researchers are involved in the following research platforms:

International cooperation and networks

Many of our groups participate in collaborative research programs or networks with scientists all over Europe and beyond.

  • UNICELLSYS - Eukaryotic unicellular organism biology (EU-FP7 project)
  • ERA-NET Pathogenomics - Trans-European cooperation and coordination of genome sequencing and functional genomics of human-pathogenic microorganisms (European research network granted by the EU)
  • ERA-CAPS - an ERA-NET (EU-FP7 project) for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences
  • ImResFun - Molecular Mechanisms of Fungal Pathogen-Host Interactions (Marie Curie International Training Network, part of EU-FP7 project)
  • INBIONET - INfection BIOlogy Training NETwork (Marie Curie International Training Network, part of EU-FP7 project)