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Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI)
An Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

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Facts

Founded
2000
Staff
137
Organization type
research and education institutions
Region
Vienna
Cluster
LISAvienna
Focus R&D
basic research
Research area
environmental biotechnology
agricultural biotechnology
bioinformatics
biological sciences

Profile

The Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)was founded to promote research excellence in plant molecular biology. It's the only international center for basic plant research in Austria, one of few worldwide. Plants are the primary producers of the world's ecosystems, thus central to life on earth. Basic plant research can find solutions for today's big questions: providing food for a growing population and a rapidly changing climate

R&D:Research at the GMI covers many aspects of molecular biology, including basic mechanisms of epigenetics, cell biology, plant-pathogen interactions, developmental biology, and population genetics. While Arabidopsis thaliana is the primary model organism in most groups, the focus is on basic biology and a wide range of organisms are studied.

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Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3
1030 Wien
Vienna

Contact: J. Matthew Watson (Head of Science Support)
Email: office@gmi.oeaw.ac.at
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