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

Congrats! Faculty Member Nuno Maulide is this years recipient of the "Elisabeth Lutz-Award" by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The prize is granted for basic research in the natural sciences. Important criteria are knowledge transfer to the public, future orientation and sustainability. See here

In November 2016 the students of the second funding period (MolTag2, 2015 – 2019) succeeded in staging the first MolTag Science Day of the second funding period. Read here a report about a great day.

Faculty Member Anna Weinzinger received the "Kardinal Innitzer Award" for her Habilitation. The Kardinal-Innitzer award is given annually to excellent young Austrian researchers. See Media Portal of the University of Vienna (only in German)).


Guest Lecture by Nathan DASCAL, Tel Aviv Univ.: "Subunit-dependent variations in stoichiometry and function in G protein-GIRK signaling complexes" takes place on March 30th, 05:00 pm, at UZA 2, Lecture Hall 6, invitation and abstract is available here.

Guest Lecture by Raimund DUTZLER, Univ of Zurich, "Mechanistic relationships in the TMEM16 family of calcium activated chloride channels and lipid scramblases", takes place April 21st, 03:00 pm, at IST-Austria, Building West, invitation and abstract is available here.

Guest Lecture by Emilio CARBONE, Univ. of Turin, “Action potential signaling and secretion in adrenal chromaffin cells: Specific roles for NA+, K+ and CA2+ channel gating”, takes place May 18th, 05:00 pm, at UZA 2, Lecture Hall 6, invitation and abstract available soon.