Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology
The Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI) was founded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2000 to promote research excellence within the field of plant molecular biology. It is the only international centre for basic plant research in Austria. The GMI is located at the Vienna Biocenter Campus within the purpose-built Austrian Academy of Sciences Life Sciences Center Vienna, completed in January 2006. The Vienna Biocenter Campus, which encompasses both independent and academic research institutes as well as biotechnology companies, provides an ideal environment for the GMI. Neighbouring institutes include the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), as well as the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and of the Medical University of Vienna.
Research at the GMI is curiosity driven and currently focuses on the genetic and epigenetic plasticity of the plant genome in the contexts of gene regulation, chromosome biology and development. GMI scientists also study the nature and crosstalk of plant signal transduction pathways in response to intrinsic and environmental stimuli at both the genetic and epigenetic levels. Arabidopsis thaliana is used as the primary model organism. All discoveries made are screened for patentability before publication. Research groups are evaluated annually by an international external Scientific Advisory Board.
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