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.
Just as the groundbreaking work on CRISPR/Cas9 of former Max Perutz Labs scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier paved the way to genome editing, we strive to answer fundamental questions in biology with the potential to catalyze discovery in mechanistic biomedicine. Read some of the research highlights from the last 10 years of the Max Perutz Labs.
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.