On the occasion of Max Perutz's 105th birthday we celebrate an outstanding scientist and teacher. His ideals are shaping the future of the Max Perutz Labs as we seek to continue his legacy of inspiring and enabling young scientists.
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The 6th Ubiquitin & Friends Symposium will take place in Vienna on May 20-21, providing an overview of current research, challenges and advances in the field of ubiquitin biology.
Max Perutz Labs group leader Andreas Bachmair has been promoted to full Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry by the University of Vienna.
The University of Vienna has awarded €470.000 to an interdisciplinary research platform co-headed by Max Perutz Labs group leader Kristina Djinovic-Carugo, together with Michael Wagner and Holger Daims from the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science at the University of Vienna. The platform will research the Comammox bacteria, an important component in the global ecosystem and especially in the planet’s nitrogen cycle.
The Austrian Science Fund FWF has awarded a doc.funds grant totalling more than €1.7 million to a consortium of stem cell researchers at the Vienna BioCenter. The group involves scientists from the Max Perutz Labs and the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Vienna, the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), and the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP). The programme is coordinated by Max Perutz Labs group leader Florian Raible and will support the recruitment of nine PhD students to start projects in the field of stem cell research starting in fall 2019.
Everyone owning a house knows it: to stay like new it needs cleaning and mending. Similarly cells constantly renovate and get rid of unwanted material in a process called autophagy in order to replace it with new parts. This ensures that the organism stays healthy over the years. Like a house renovation, different contractors are employed with repairs and getting rid of waste, and perfect communication is required between them. An international team of scientists from Berlin and Berkeley led by Sascha Martens from the Max Perutz Labs, a joint venture University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna now describe how this communication between two important factors takes place and thus ensures that autophagy correctly works in the cell.
The Max Perutz Labs are embedded in the Vienna Biocenter, providing access to outstanding core facilities shared by all members of the campus in addition to facilities unique to our institute.
With a strong molecular focus and a diversity of model organisms, we aim to bridge basic research with biomedicine.
Cells communicate at every level and molecular misunderstandings must be avoided.
Cracking the genetic code and understanding how it can be corrupted.
Making sense of big data to drive hypothesis-based research.
Visualising the biochemistry of macromolecules in health and disease.
To honour an extraordinary teacher and scientist, the Max Perutz Labs were named after Max Ferdinand Perutz, who, together with John C. Kendrew, was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies on the structure of globular proteins ...
The Max Perutz Labs seek to educate students to think critically and analytically, challenge them to set ambitious goals, and instill in them both broad horizons and deep understanding. In doing so, we aspire to furnish them with the necessary knowledge and skills to push forward the frontiers of 21st century biomedical science.