The origin of the language of life

The genetic code is the universal language of life. The research team of Bojan Žagrović at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna has revealed several surprising clues.

19.12.2014 | [more]


Show us how you play and it may tell us who you are

Scientists around Alice Auersperg from the University of Vienna presented parrot species as well as crow species with the same set of toys and found out that the birds willingly brought objects into complex spatial relationships.

15.12.2014 | [more]


Hot topic: Taking the edge off the topology of ring polymers

The scientific journal “Soft Matter” has highlighted the research of the Likos Group on “Multi-blob coarse graining for ring polymer solutions” as one of the 2014 Hot Papers. It was also chosen for the December cover of the...

02.12.2014 | [more]


How do our muscles work?

Scientists led by Kristina Djinović-Carugo at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna have elucidated the molecular structure of the essential muscle protein α-Actinin.

27.11.2014 | [more]

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uni:docs fellowship programme

The uni:docs fellowship programme is an individual scholarship which aims at financing excellent doctoral candidates for a period of three years. The Application Deadline is 9 January 2015.

18.11.2014 | [more]


"Divide and Rule" – Raven politics

Cognitive biologists of the University of Vienna and the Konrad Lorenz Research Station now revealed that ravens use a "divide and rule" strategy in dealing with the bonds of conspecifics.

18.11.2014 | [more]

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Breakthrough Prize for Emmanuelle Charpentier

Congratulations to former MFPL Group Leader Emmanuelle Charpentier (s.f.l) to the 2015 Breakthrough Prize. Together with her colleague Jennifer Doudna she had discovered the CRISPR-Cas9 system, revolutionizing DNA editing.

17.11.2014 | [more]

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Birdsong and human music have common principles

Tecumseh Fitch und Bruno Gingras, cognitive Biologists at the University of Vienna, revealed together with an international team common principles in birdsongs and human music.

05.11.2014 | [more]


Meiotic cell division "the other way round"

Gabriela Cabral and Peter Schlögelhofer at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna dived into the process of meiosis in specific plant species.

05.11.2014 | [more]


New analysis methodology may revolutionise breast cancer therapy

Bioanalyst Christopher Gerner and an interdisciplinary team from the University of Vienna and the MedUni of Vienna have developed a novel methodology for investigation.

21.10.2014 | [more]


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