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Research Environment

The Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) is a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. Within the MFPL, more than 50 research groups with a staff of 450 people perform cutting-edge research in areas ranging from chromosome biology, RNA biology, molecular and structural biology to immunology and infection. Scientific core facilities at MFPL (some in operated in conjunction with the Campus Science Support Facility CSF) include mass spectrometry, NMR, fluorescence microscopy (including live cell imaging), electron microscopy, genomics, monoclonal antibody production, histology and fish & annelid, animal and plant facilities.

The Gregor Mendel lnstitute (GMl) was founded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2001 to promote research excellence within the field of plant molecular biology. The lnstitute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) was founded in 1999 as a joint initiative of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Boehringer Ingelheim. Both institutes are located at the Vienna Biocenter Campus within the purpose built Austrian Academy of Sciences Life Sciences Center Vienna, completed in January 2006. Research is supported by core service facilities shared between the lnstitute of Molecular Pathology (lMP), the IMBA and the GMl, with some also operated in conjunction with the CSF.

All three institutes are very well equipped for current day molecular research and since 2011 supported by the CSF, offering access to state of the art research infrastructure and scientific services including Electron Microscopy, Advanced Microscopy, Next Generation Sequencing, Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing, Protein Technologies, Mass Spectrometry, Preclinical Imaging, Preclinical Phenotyping, Plant Sciences and the Vienna Drosophila Resource Center.

The Vienna Biocenter Campus is located close to the city center with a direct connection to the city airport. All three institutes provide facilities for lectures and workshops.