Herzlich willkommen am Institut für Populationsgenetik der Vetmeduni Vienna!



July 2016

PhD students of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics [Link 1] taught 10-12 year old, curious mini-investigators about evolution and fruit flies in an outreach effort at "Kinderuni".

June 2016

Congratulations to our PhD student Tom Hill [Link 2]! He successfully defended his thesis "Hybrid dysgenesis in Drosophila simulans, caused by a rapid global invasion of the P-element". Good luck for your next career step as Postdoc in the US!

June 2016

"Inference of adaptive gene expression by experimental evolution" was funded by the FWF. Link to grants [Link 3]

May 2016

The 5th edition of the MIND THE GAP meeting is this year organised by students of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, registration is now open: link to meeting website [Link 4]

April 2016

The yearly SAB (Scientific Advisory Board) meeting was concluded by a Mini-Symposium on April 27, featuring talks by Nick Barton, Brian Charlesworth, Andy Clark, and Jean-Michel Gibert.

March 2016

Welcome to two new group leaders! Kirsten Senti (website coming up, soon) will add a a wealth of expertise in functional genetics including CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis. His research interest focuses on the battle between transposable elements and their control by the piRNA pathway.

Congratulations also to Robert Kofler [Link 5]. Robert advanced to group leader after the FWF granted his project "Optimizing novel methods for dissecting complex traits".

February 2016

Congratulations to our former graduate student Raymond Tobler [Link 6]. Ray is currently lead postdoc researcher on the Aboriginal Heritage Project, a collaboration between the Australian Centre of Ancient DNA (ACAD) and the South Australian Museum (SAM), which aims to reconstruct the genetic history of Aboriginal Australia. Ray was recently awarded an Indigenous Discovery Fellowship that will enable his group to further extend the phylogenetic analyses and study paleo-demography and adaptation.

January 2016

Congratulations to PhD student Dominik Schrempf [Link 7] for a Visiting Grant at Aarhus University!


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Recent press releases


DNA with self-interest. Transposable element conquers new strain of fly. [Link 9]

Living in the genetic comfort zone: how to avoid the influence of genetic variation [Link 10]


In search of lost genes [Link 11]

High-speed evolution in the lab – Geneticists evaluate cost-effective genome analysis [Link 12]

Featured in the press

... Link to Falter "Heureka" [Link 13]

... Link to "Die Presse"
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... Link to "The New York Times" [Link 15]

... Link to "Der Standard" [Link 16]

... Link to "Forschen&Entdecken" [Link 17]

Press information

The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics in the press: click here [Link 18] for more information. For journalists: please contact the coordinator [Link 19]

Press information of the Vetmeduni Vienna in German [Link 20] and English [Link 21]



Webauftritt Populationsgenetik  [Link 22]


Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Christian Schlötterer
T +43 1 25077-4300
E-Mail an Christian Schlötterer senden  [Link 23]


Petra Laszlo
T +43 1 25077-4301
E-Mail an Petra Laszlo senden  [Link 24]

Ingrid Schmölz
T +43 1 25077-4302
E-Mail an Ingrid Schmölz senden  [Link 25]







Institut für Populationsgenetik
1210 Wien, Veterinärplatz 1
Gebäude HA, 4. Stock

T +43 1 25077-4301
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Link zur Anreise (in Englisch)
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Link zu Campusplan
 [Link 34]