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The host institution
The VMU Wien has a strong commitment to basic research and encourages cultural diversity. The new campus offers spacious offices, modern wet lab facilities, specialized fly equipment, state of the art microscopes (including confocal), a transcriptomics/proteomics facility and a 60 node Unix cluster are available on site.
The host laboratory
The laboratory hosts one of the largest collections of worldwide samples of D. melanogaster and D. simulans. We have about 2000 Drosophila lines in EtOH and maintain roughly 500 lines in culture. The laboratory is highly international, with the current members originating from six different nations. The operational language is English - all seminars and meetings are held in English.
Vienna research area
The Vienna research area provides an exceptional research environment. Four major life science universities and three world-class research institutes (GMI, IMBA, IMP) provide a dynamic and interactive setting. Vienna hosts an active Drosophila community (Barry Dickson, Jürgen Knoblich, Wolfgang Miller, Leonie Ringrose, and Christian Schlötterer) and the onsite availability of the Drosophila RNAi center provides a great opportunity for functional Drosophila work.
Also in population genetics and evolutionary biology, the Vienna research area provides excellent prospects: theoretical population genetics (Reinhard Bürger, Joachim Hermisson, Claus Vogl), experimental population genetics (Christian Schlötterer), bioinformatics (Arndt v. Haeseler, David Kreil), statistics (Andreas Futschik) and a range of evolutionary research groups. The recently founded PhD program in population genetics provides great opportunity for talented students to combine population genetic theory with state of the art experimental population genetics.
In addition to an outstanding research environment, Vienna also offers one of the world’s highest standards of living. Being famous for two major concert sites (Konzerthaus, Musikverein), two operas and numerous theaters and museums, Vienna also provides several outdoor activities, such as sailing within the city limits, biking and hiking in the Viennese woods, ice skating etc… The Neusiedler See, one of the most attractive locations for bird watchers, is only a few kilometers outside of Vienna.