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

New SAB Member: Prof. Leonid SAZANOV (IST-A). Mr Sazanov will bring his expertise in structural biology to the MolTag program, which is a very valuable addition. He was happy to accept the Invitation of the MolTag Faculty to join the SAB.

Congrats: Another MolTag Student of the first funding period has been granted with a Schroedinger-Fellowship by the FWF: Gerit Pototschnig (PI Marko Mihovilovic) will carry out her postdoctoral studies at the CalTech Institute.

The Official Opening Ceremony of MolTag2 took place as Scientific Symposium at IST Klosterneuburg. Read more about or see the program.


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.

Guest lecture by Wilfred VAN GUNSTEREN/ETHZ: "On the ethics of the academic scientific endeavour: where do we go?" 30.06.; Start at 05:00 pm, SE 2D 404, Invitation and abstract is available here.

Guest lecture by Klaus GROSCHNER/Graz: "The two faces of TRPC proteins - understanding their function in immune cells and Neurons" 18.05.; Start at 05:15 pm, SE 2D 358, Invitation and abstract is available here.