Success of Institute of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from the Center of Molecular Medicine at the Medical University of Graz clearly builds on the outstanding core of faculty and staff that are joined by very talented research fellows and students who all share our mission of conducting great research and teaching.
We share the excitement on the recent and ongoing progresses in the disciplines of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and maintain our duty in the exploration of the molecular basis of diseases. From our strong roots in lipid research, our institute has grown to a highly productive location for successful research activities in the field of lipid signaling and metabolism, signal transduction, genetic epidemiology, and, Ca2+ signaling and function. Our scientific efforts are complemented with sophisticated high-end experimental tools that encompass e.g. DNA sequencing, proteomics (Maldi-Tof), high-resolution laser microscopy and electrophysiology.
Our institute is embedded in the very interactive and outstanding local environment of lipid signaling and metabolism, signal transduction and Ca2+ signaling. We believe to serve our mission best by close collaboration with other great research groups and institutions that share our commitment to scientific quality. In view of international competitiveness and in times of cutting budgets and financial ties, we stand for our responsibility to earn research grants to accomplish our research activities and seek to publish our results in internationally recognized journals. We are proud on nine research grants from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), three projects within the FWF-supported program project grant (SFB) LipoTox, three from the Austrian National Bank (ÖNB) and multiple international collaborations within e.g. NIH projects, EU networks or with the industry. Being at the Medical University of Graz, we join forces with our colleagues at the clinics to bridge basic research with clinical sciences.