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Max Perutz Labs Vienna

The Max Perutz Labs Vienna (MFPL) are a center established by the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna to provide an environment for excellent, internationally recognized research and education in the field of Molecular Biology. On average, the MFPL host 60 independent research groups, involving more than 500 people from 40 nations.

Research at the MFPL is curiosity-driven and spans the field of Molecular and Cell Biology. Most groups investigate basic research questions but a significant number are also active in more applied fields of biology.

The Max F. Perutz Laboratories are strongly committed to the education and training of young researchers. The MFPL provide an exciting scientific environment for diploma students, PhDs and PostDocs in an outstanding international community at the Vienna Biocenter.

Scientific director and professor of mechanistic cell biology
Max Perutz Labs Vienna
August 18, 2023
NOMIS researcher Alwin Köhler and colleague Anete Romanauska have successfully transformed cell nuclei, which are typically round, into cell nuclei with edges. This spectacular shape change was accomplished by genetic […]
May 27, 2023
NOMIS researcher Alwin Köhler has been selected by the California Institute of Technology for its prestigious Moore Distinguished Scholar Program. The scholarship was established in 2000 by Gordon Moore and […]
June 8, 2021
NOMIS researcher Alwin Köhler has been elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). Every year EMBO selects distinguished scientists who have made outstanding contributions in the […]
April 3, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic poses an enormous threat for healthcare systems and economies in Austria, Europe and the world. In this time of crisis, scientists in Vienna are responding to the […]
March 28, 2020
NOMIS scientist Alwin Köhler, scientific director of the Max Perutz Labs Vienna and professor of mechanistic cell biology, has published an article in Nature titled “Phase separation directs ubiquitination of gene-body […]
March 26, 2020
Abstract: The conserved yeast E3 ubiquitin ligase Bre1 and its partner, the E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme Rad6, monoubiquitinate histone H2B across gene bodies during the transcription cycle1. Although processive ubiquitination might—in principle—arise […]