On Friday, July 25, the new research report was presented to a selected audience on the CeMM terrace.
The concept of the current report is a wonderful example of our dialogue with society. Our befriended artist, Dorothee Golz, approached us with the idea of having a geneticist collaborate with her to unravel the traits in a particular branch of the body of her oeuvre that allows for a proper “genealogy”. What ensued is presented in this report and represents what we believe may be a first-ever formal quantitative representation of the relationship among the works of an artist. The concept can be expanded to describe also other artistic and…Read more
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With great pleasure we announce that Denise Barlow, Principal Investigator at CeMM and Honorary Professor of Genetics at the University of Vienna, has received the Erwin Schrödinger Prize 2014 for lifetime achievements. The Erwin Schrödinger Prize is an annual award presented by the Austrian Academy of Sciences for lifetime achievement in the fields of mathematics and natural sciences. This prize is the most prestigious award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and was established in 1958.
This recognition is very well-deserved. Denise Barlow's contributions to the field of mammalian genetics as well as to Austrian research are exceptional.…Read more
EMBanniversary AUSTRIA Conference – Celebrating 50 years of EMBO, 40 years of EMBL and the Success of Molecular Biology in Austria
July 06 - 08, 2014 More than 40 speakers, session chairs and special guests together with guests representing the Austrian molecular biology and life sciences community celebrated the 50th and 40th anniversaries of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and their impact in Austria, with a dedicated event. EMBanniversary AUSTRIA, a unique fusion of a scientific conference, alumni reunion, party as well as science & society and political stakeholder event, started with a Sunday evening Welcome Bash on the terrace of the CeMM – Research Center for Molecular Medicine on July 6,…Read more
The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has announced their newly elected members. Among them are two Principal Investigators of CeMM. We congratulate Sylvia Knapp for being elected as Corresponding Member and Sebastian Nijman for having been named as member of the Chapter of Young Scientists (“Junge Kurie”). Giulio Superti-Furga, Scientific Director of CeMM: “We are very proud of the scientific excellence of the two group leaders. This recognition by the Austrian Academy of Sciences is very well-deserved.”Read more
The 8th CeMM Karl Landsteiner Lecture at the beautifully frescoed Festive Hall of the Austrian Academy of Sciences was delivered by Prof. David M. Sabatini of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). More than 350 scientists and interested lay people from all walks of society attended the lecture, which was opened by CeMM’s Scientific Director Prof. Giulio Superti-Furga, who acknowledged Prof. Sabatini’s distinguished achievements and leading contribution to molecular biology. Gustav Ammerer, a Viennese biotech pioneer, research group leader at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of…Read more
Mutations of CALR have been discovered recently in an estimated 15% of cases of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs - a group of blood disorders involving overproduction of blood cells) by the research team of Robert Kralovics at CeMM and collaboration partners at the Medical University of Vienna (NEJM doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1311347). QIAGEN now licensed the technology from CeMM, and will develop a reliable diagnostic test for the CALR mutations offering each patient a clearer prognostic profile and guiding disease management. Development of a CALR diagnostic test will be highly complementary to QIAGEN’s kits for a key mutation of the Janus kinase…Read more
Lange Nacht der Forschung (Long Night of Science) 2014
(Vienna, 4 April 2014) Counting more than 135.000 visitors of all ages the ‘Lange Nacht der Forschung’ (Long Night of Science) 2014, a joint initiative of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), took place on Friday 4th April, at several locations throughout Austria. CeMM´s booth at the Aula der Wissenschaften in Vienna’s first district with about 3.200 visitors was a significant success. CeMM was represented with an information stand that also included a ‘hands-on’ science parcours with…Read more
New drug prevents tumour growth by inhibiting the nucleotide sanitizing enzyme MTH1
(Vienna, 2 April 2014) A ground-breaking study spearheaded by Scientific Director Giulio Superti-Furga at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences shows that fast-growing cancer cells are sensitive towards imbalances in the metabolism of nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA. This vulnerability can be exploited for a radically novel antitumour therapeutic approach. Not only did the researchers from Vienna, in a joint effort with colleagues from Oxford and Stockholm, identify the enzyme MTH1 as an Achilles heel of…Read more
Herbert Gottweis, Professor at the University of Vienna and former Vice President of the Austrian Science Fund died prematurely on Monday, March 31, at the age of 56. We express our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues. We thank Herbert Gottweis for his professional and collegial support, and the great conversations we were privileged to hold on policy studies, the understanding of biomedical and healthcare transformation, and creativity in science. We will always remember his participation at the CeMM Retreat in 2012.Read more