Doctoral Program

RNA Biology

RNA biology is at the heart of many exciting research areas today. The consortium of this PhD program unites researchers from the MFPL, the Medical University of Vienna, the University of Vienna, IMBA, IMP, CeMM, 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 Doctoral Program RNA Biology 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 Doctoral Program is hosted by the MFPL. Students will aquire 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 cooperation with the International MFPL PhD Program or the Vienna Biocenter PhD Program. For open calls, submission deadlines, etc. please visit the homepage of the doctoral program RNA Biology

Participating Research Groups

Associated Groups  

Scientific Coordinator

Andrea BARTA

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

Program Manager / DP Office


Nicola Wiskocil
nicola.wiskocil [AT] [DOT] at
Tel. +43-1-4277-61609

Supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF