• Jan 1, 2024: Our institute has been renamed from “Institute of Biological Chemistry” to “Institute for Molecular Biochemistry”
  • Dec 18, 2023: Institute Retreat: Curling in Seefeld
  • Oct 23, 2023: Jennifer Zierler defended her thesis “Metabolic regulation of nutrient transporter endocytosis”. Congratulations and all the best for your future!
  • October 2023: Katrin Watschinger was appointed deputy director of the Institute of Biological Chemistry.
  • October 2023: 63rd edition of the International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids (ICBL) in Palma de Mallorca
  • Oct 1, 2023: Prof. David Teis is appointed Director of the Institute.
  • September 2023: “Conference of the International Plasmalogen Society 2023” in Vienna
  • March 2023: Technician Nikolas Andersen is the newest addition to the group of Katrin Watschinger. Welcome Niko!
  • Nov 15, 2022: Denise Kummer has started her PhD on “The role of ether lipids in ferroptosis” in the group of Katrin Watschinger. We are happy to have you with us.
  • August 2022: Ilaria Dorigatti, our new PhD student, has been nominated for the “2nd Immunis Sponsorship for Young Science” by Szabo-Scandic
  • March 2022: CMLS has just accepted our paper “Essential role of a conserved aspartate for the enzymatic activity of plasmanylethanolamine desaturase”. Thank you to the Liedl group here in Innsbruck for the excellent collaboration.
  • November 2021: What a breakthrough: Our research group project “Oxidative damage & repair of membrane lipids in health and disease” was funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. This will link the laboratories of Markus Keller, Judith Hagenbuchner, Lukas Neumann, Timon Adolph and me tightly together for the next years to come. Follow us also on
  • March 2021: Excellent news: The Austrian Science Fund FWF grants our stand-alone project where wel work on “Dissecting the role of plasmalogens in ether lipid-associated pathologies” in close collaboration with Prof. Dr. Johannes Berger from the Medical University of Vienna and his team.
  • March 2021: Our paper “ When the genome bluffs: a tandem duplication event during generation of a novel Agmo knockout mouse model fools routine genotyping” has been accepted in Cell & Bioscience.
  • January 2021: Our Review on “ The Emerging Physiological Role of AGMO 10 Years after Its Gene Identification” is out!

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