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Embryonic development: the Toddler mystery solved

As an embryo develops, its cells migrate to the appropriate location as they turn into new cell types. During her postdoctoral work, Andrea Pauli had…

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IMP student identifies new drivers of plasmablast development

How do the cells that defend us against pathogens develop? Theresa Pinter, PhD student in the lab of Meinrad Busslinger, investigates the molecules…

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2022 SCP & APMRS Best Presentation Award for Rupert Mayer

The Single Cell Proteomics & Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Research Symposium 2022 took place at the IMP this year. Among junior speakers,…

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Life Science Research Award for Bernardo Almeida

The Austrian Society for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) recognises the outstanding work of young scientists with the annual Life…

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Altering DNA packaging to regulate gene transcription

Oliver Hendy, a PhD student in the lab of Alex Stark at the IMP, is in the last stages of his doctoral studies. For his thesis, he studied how a group…

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Cancer research: key function of important leukaemia gene demystified

The oncogene EVI1 causes an aggressive type of leukaemia, but its exact function has been a mystery. A research team led by scientists from Vienna now…

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A matter of time: scientists uncover secret behind lymphoma-associated mutations

The chromosomes in our B cells mutate and delete DNA fragments to diversify the sequences that encode antibodies. Occasionally, these rearrangements…

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Richard Flavell to give Max Birnstiel Lecture

For the next Max Birnstiel Lecture, the IMP will welcome the immunobiologist Richard Flavell of the Yale University School of Medicine.

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Scientists visualise the final touch to ribosome maturation

Dividing cells are in constant need of ribosomes, the molecular machines that help them produce proteins. The steps of ribosome building and…

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Circalunar clocks: using the right light

How animals are able to interpret natural light sources to adjust their physiology and behavior is poorly understood. The labs of Kristin…

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Breaking down proteins: How starving cancer cells switch food sources

Cancer cells often grow in environments that are low in nutrients, and they cope with this by switching to using proteins as alternative “food”.…

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Stephanie Ellis named a 2022 Vallee Scholar

Congratulations to Stephanie Ellis who has received the 2022 Vallee Scholar Award from the Vallee Foundation. The career development grant aims to…

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