MFPL PhD track

RNA Biology

RNA biology is at the heart of many exciting research areas today. The consortium of this PhD program unites researchers from MFPL, the Medical University of Vienna, the University of Vienna, IMBA, IMP and GMI and provides a focused PhD training in the world of RNAs – covering the areas structure & folding, translation, transcriptomics & bioinformatics, regulatory RNAs, RNA processing & transport, epigenetics & gene expression.

The PhD track RNA Biology exists since 2007 and is reviewed and funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Students have the additional advantage of being integrated into the special research program on “RNA Regulation of the Transcriptome”.

The track is hosted by MFPL. Students will acquire their PhD from the University of Vienna or the Medical University of Vienna depending on the affiliation of their group leader.

Application and Selection  

Selections are organized in co-operation with MFPL or the Vienna Biocenter PhD Program. For open positions and application please refer to the respective webpage: 

Participating Research Groups

Associated Groups  

Former Groups  

Scientific Coordinator

Andrea BARTA

Andrea Barta
andrea.barta [AT] [DOT] at
Tel. +43-1-4277-61640

Program Manager / DP Office

Zahra Ayatollahi
zahra.ayatollahi [AT] [DOT] at
Tel. +43-1-4277-61609

Supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF