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Prof. Wendell Lim at the 15th CeMM Landsteiner Lecture (Ⓒ Klaus Pichler / CeMM).

15th CeMM Landsteiner Lecture by Wendell Lim and the 2021 Denise P. Barlow Award Ceremony

On 9 May 2022, CeMM hosted the 15th Landsteiner Lecture with keynote speaker Wendell Lim, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California San Francisco (USA), and Director of the Nanomedicine Development Center and the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center.

The event opened with the first piece of the famous set “3 Old Viennese Dances”, composed by Austrian-American violinist Fritz Kreisler, and performed by the musicians Kirill Kobanschenko, first violinist with the Philharmonic Orchestra, Florian Eggner, a cellist who plays in all the major houses, and Aurore Nozomi -…

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CeMM Research Report 2021

RESEARCH FORTE is used to create knowledge and awareness. This particular package contains information and data about humans and their health. It is a research concentrate of science. Behind every medical treatment and any pharmaceutical pill, no matter how small and simple-looking, there is a mountain of research.

Look inside the box and see what's inside RESEARCH FORTE. Please read the package insert carefully!

Discover the CeMM Research Report 2021.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of our Research Report, please fill in the registration form.

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Time for Change: CeMM unveils new corporate identity

At CeMM, we are constantly evolving and growing, always striving to improve ourselves and our research in line with the latest scientific research discoveries. With a modern and fresh new look, and a dedicated claim, we wish to take up the new challenges of our time and continue our path of medical innovation and discovery. 

After 15 years of pioneering work, we want to see our achievements, our constant development, our innovations in medicine also in our corporate identity. Our institute aims at achieving maximum scientific innovation in molecular medicine with a focus on societally important diseases. We are unveiling a new corporate…

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CeMM colleagues during the Scientific Recess. (© Markus Kohlmayr / CeMM).

CeMM Scientific Recess 2022

After two years of pandemic, CeMM had the chance again to organize in person its annual Scientific Recess, from 4 to 6 April 2022, in Windischgarsten, a beautiful location surrounded by nature in Upper Austria. This year’s main goal was to offer a space for CeMM colleagues to reconnect with one another and find out more about their research work. Following all health and safety measures, a group of 60 colleagues representing all CeMM groups and adjunct groups came together to discuss new projects and scientific topics relevant to the institute, and further strengthen collaboration and cooperation among the different laboratories at CeMM. 


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CeMM stands in solidarity with Ukraine

CeMM strongly condemns the invasion of Ukraine and wholeheartedly wishes to express solidarity with the Ukrainian people in these difficult times. Together with the Austrian Academy of Sciences and our partners in the EU-LIFE alliance, we would like to support the scientific community in Ukraine.

CeMM supports the following initiatives for scientists from Ukraine:

  • EMBO's Solidarity with Ukraine: A list of life scientists across Europe and beyond offering to host Ukrainian researchers in their labs.
  • Science for Ukraine: Platforms offering to host Ukrainian researchers in labs across Europe and beyond. CeMM offers up to five fully funded…
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Thijn Brummelkamp (©CeMM).

CeMM bids farewell to Thijn Brummelkamp

Adjunct Principal Investigator Thijn Brummelkamp’s affiliation came to an end after having been associated with CeMM for ten years. We would like to sincerely thank him for a great collaboration on the scientific front and fruitful exchanges and constant engagement with the CeMM community.

Thijn Brummelkamp received his Msc in biology from the Free University in Amsterdam in 1998. He did his graduate research at The Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam in the group of René Bernards and received his PhD cum laude from Utrecht University in 2003. After his PhD he was appointed as group leader at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical…

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Research Area: Biology of Human Aging/Healthy Lifespan Expansion

The time is ripe for brand new approaches to the phenomenon of human aging and the ambition of healthy lifespan expansion. Access to large deep phenotypic and genomic datasets and new powerful imaging, molecular and computational approaches call for initiatives in an area that for a long time has been captive of single mechanistic theories. At CeMM, we propose a completely fresh look with great intellectual rigor matched with unconventional perspectives. Two new hires on the subject will join a faculty already working on molecular-medical aspects of epigenetic regulation,…

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Last author Jörg Menche and first author Christiane V.R. Hütter (© Klaus Pichler / CeMM).

New methods for network visualizations enable change of perspectives and views

When visualizing data using networks, the type of representation is crucial for extracting hidden information and relationships. The research group of Jörg Menche, Adjunct Principal Investigator at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Professor at the University of Vienna, and Group leader at Max Perutz Labs, developed a new method for generating network layouts that allow for visualizing different information of a network in two- and three-dimensional virtual space and exploring different perspectives. The results could also facilitate future research on rare diseases by providing more…

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Gonçalo Oliveira, Joana Ferreira da Silva and Joanna Loizou ©Klaus Pichler, CeMM

Advancing genome editing through studying DNA repair mechanisms

Prime editing is an improved variant of the CRISPR/Cas system that can introduce alterations in DNA with exquisite precision. But the method is complex and inefficient. The research group of Joanna Loizou, at the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna) and CeMM, has now been able to show that the DNA mismatch repair process plays an essential role in prime editing.

Since the discovery of CRISPR/Cas9, also known as molecular scissors, scientists around the world have been working to improve the revolutionary technique for altering DNA that earned Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna the Nobel Prize in 2020. The method enables deep…

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Monica Bettencourt-Dias and Giulio Superti-Furga.

Monica Bettencourt-Dias (IGC) and Giulio Superti-Furga (CeMM) appointed new chair and co-chair of EU-LIFE

Monica Bettencourt-Dias, Director of Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC, Portugal), and Giulio Superti-Furga, Scientific Director of the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, have been appointed new Chair and Co-Chair respectively of EU-LIFE, the alliance of fifteen leading life science institutes in Europe, as of 1 January 2022.

During the next two years they will be working closely with Marta Agostinho, EU-LIFE Executive Director, to help shape the European research landscape, particularly with regard to excellent science. EU-LIFE’s priorities for the near future include the development of a…

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