NEWS: Steph awarded Academy fellowship

Steph received a prestigious DOC fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences!

It is awesome that your ambitious project on light-activated ligand traps was selected for funding by the Academy, the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy and their partnering institutions.

You can be very proud of this achievement! Keep up the good work! It’s great to have you on our team!

NEWS: Congrats to Steph!!!

Stephanie was leading the project on light-sensing with cobalamin-binding domains and our paper appeared today in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.!

This work was a fantastic collaboration with Manuela and Martin from the CCRI – congrats everyone!

You can find the paper here:

News coverage by “Die Presse” can be found here:

NEWS: Upcoming EMBO Practical Course on optogenetics

It is that time of the year again!

Together with Stefano de Renzis (EMBL) and Jared Toettcher (Princeton) we are again organizing the EMBO Practical Course “Non-Neuronal Optogenetics: Design to Application, Cell Signalling to Tissue Morphogenesis”!

Visit the course website at

We have a truly amazing set of speakers/trainers and registration will soon open!

Join us September 3rd to 8th in Heidelberg!

NEWS: Welcome, Michael!

Michael will continue a long tradition of shared Masters students with the group of Michael Grusch from the Institute for Cancer Research of the Medical University of Vienna!

We welcome him and wish him all the best for his thesis project!