University of Vienna, UZA2
Vienna University of Technology
Medical University of Vienna
Institute of Science and Technology
MolTag 2

Ion channels and transporters as drug targets

"Ion channels and transporters as molecular drug targets" (MolTag) is a PhD/doctoral program in pharmaceutical sciences established at the University of Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Technology and the recently added Institute of Science and Technology Austria at Klosterneuburg. The graduate program is financed by a research grant of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). MolTag offers a broad three-year PhD education in pharmaceutical sciences including specialized field courses such as molecular pharmacology, pharmacoinformatics, structure-function analysis of target molecules, biophysics, imaging and advanced synthetic chemistry. Applicants at MolTag have completed a diploma study in medicine or a high quality master program in natural sciences, such as pharmacy, biology, molecular biology or chemistry. MolTag provides comprehensive training in relevant research areas of pharmaceutical research, with focus on drug discovery and drug development. MolTag will provide PhD students with contacts to national and international research labs, including the pharmaceutical industry. We aim to create an atmosphere of collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

Latest News

ERC Starting Grant for Gaia Novarino! After Nuno Maulide in January 2016, Gaia Novarino is the second MolTag Faculty Member who receives this prestigious award! The ERC Starting Grants scheme targets promising scientists who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders in their respective fields. Read more.

Gaia Novarino was selected to join the group of FENS-Kavli Scholars. She thereby becomes a member of a prestigious network of 35 outstanding young European neuroscientists! Read more.

Congrats: Eva-Maria Plessl finished her Doctoral studies with a successful defensio on June 29th and is thus the first alumna of the current MolTag Period!


Guest Lecture by Sun-Joo LEE, "Inwardly rectifying Potassium Channel Gating by Membrane Lipids", UZA 2, Lecture Hall 6, 05:00 pm, Invitation and abstract is available here.

Guest Lecture by Colin NICHOLS, "New studies of Cantu pathologies in novel mouse models", UZA 2, Room 2D 358, 05:00 pm; Invitation and abstract is available here.

The next MolTag-Annual Scientific Retreat takes place on Sept. 27./28.! The retreat is held in the Hotel Eisenbock's Strasserhof set in the beautiful vicinity of Kamptal/Wachau.