Update on university operation WS 20/21

This website provides updates on university operation for prospective students, students, teachers and employees.

22.01.2021 | [more]

A study of the research team in the Departments of Chemistry at the University of Konstanz and the University of Vienna

Chemical probes help to search for agents against Coronavirus

A team led by Thomas Böttcher from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Universities of Vienna and Constance developed a method to find potential agents against the replication of the coronavirus in human cells.

22.01.2021 | [more]

mRNA expression of Fgf5 (red) and Otx2 (yellow) in mouse EpiLCs

Strength in numbers: how weak enhancers can be powerful gene regulators

New research from the lab of Christa Bücker shows how a group of enhancers with weak individual activity can work together to induce robust transcription of a gene.

22.01.2021 | [more]

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Defence against new SARS-CoV-2 variants

COVID-19 cases are very high across Europe. Scientists, among others from the University of Vienna, published an action plan for pan-European defence against new SARS-CoV-2 variants in "The Lancet".

21.01.2021 | [more]


Cereal crops fighting the climate chaos

An international team, lead by Wolfram Weckwerth from the University of Vienna, has taken a comparative physiological and molecular view on wheat and pearl millet under drought stress.

20.01.2021 | [more]


What the lungfishes’ genome teaches us about the vertebrates’ conquest of land

With the help of the latest DNA sequencing technologies, an international team of scientists with Oleg Simakov from the University of Vienna was able to fully describe the genome of the Australian lungfish.

18.01.2021 | [more]

The schematic cartoon shows rDNA genes, containing single nucleotide variations within the coding (yellow dot) and non-coding regions (orange dot), being transcribed by Pol I and processed to form functional ribosomes.

Revealing the genetic code of ribosomal RNAs

The Lab of Peter Schlögelhofer has, for the first time for any organism, sequenced and assembled large parts of the rDNA-encoding nucleolus organizing region of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

15.01.2021 | [more]


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