Welcome to the Institute of Population Genetics of Vetmeduni Vienna!



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 1]

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 2]. 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 3]. 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 4] for a Visiting Grant at Aarhus University!

December 2015

New joint Master's program launched: Link to Evolutionary Systems Biology [Link 5]

December 2015

PopGen Christmas party: we celebrated a successful year with ice skating and dinner on December 4th.

November 2015

Congratulations to our PhD student Thomas Taus [Link 6], awardee of a DOC scholarship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)!

November 2015

We're proud of Raymond Tobler [Link 7] who successfully defended his thesis "Adaptation to Thermal Stress in Experimental Drosophila Populations".

October 2015

Three of our PhD students featured in Falter's "Heureka" [Link 8] (p.4)

October 2015

This year's retreat was at Feuerkogel. Talks, networking and hiking at 1592 m. Link to group foto [Link 9]

September 2015

Introductory course [Link 10] for PhD students ongoing during September.

SMBE 2015

SMBE 2015 at Hofburg was a big success with more than 1400 participants from around the world.
Link to Vetmeduni News [Link 11]
Link to SMBE 2015 [Link 12]

Burger Group news

The Burger lab has moved to Vetmeduni's Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology. [Link 13]

Alumna appointed PI at Gulbenkian Institute (PT)

Congratulations to former graduate student Claudia Bank [Link 14] to her group leader [Link 15] position!

Vetmeduni Open Day

Our PhD students represented the institute at the "Tag der offenen Tür".
Link to PopGen Vienna news [Link 16]


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Recent press releases


DNA with self-interest. Transposable element conquers new strain of fly. [Link 18]

Living in the genetic comfort zone: how to avoid the influence of genetic variation [Link 19]


In search of lost genes [Link 20]

High-speed evolution in the lab – Geneticists evaluate cost-effective genome analysis [Link 21]

Featured in the press

... Link to Falter "Heureka" [Link 22]

... Link to "Die Presse"
 [Link 23]

... Link to "The New York Times" [Link 24]

... Link to "Der Standard" [Link 25]

... Link to "Forschen&Entdecken" [Link 26]

Press information

The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics in the press: click here [Link 27] for more information. For journalists: please contact the coordinator [Link 28]

Press information of the Vetmeduni Vienna in German [Link 29] and English [Link 30]



Institute of Population Genetics
1210 Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1
Building HA, 4th floor

T +43 1 25077-4301
F +43 1 25077-4390

Link to directions [Link 38]

Link to campus map
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