University of Vienna, UZA2
Vienna University of Technology
Medical University of Vienna
Institute of Science and Technology
MolTag 2
MolTag 2
University of Vienna, Faculty of Chemistry
Moltag2: Students, Faculty & SAB
Moltag2: Students, Faculty & SAB

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

MolTag PhD Student Kumaresan Jayaraman (Sitte group) defended his Doctoral Thesis at Medical University of Vienna and passed with distinction! Huge congratulations to another MolTag graduate!

In April 2018, MolTag Faculty Member Nuno Maulide has been elected as corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In May, Nuno’s group from the Department of Organic Chemistry has also been awarded a 2018 Proof of Concept Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). Later in June, Nuno Maulide was awarded with the Amgen-UCLA-Lectureship 2018!

In May 2018, we had the first MolTag alumni day! Faculty and students shared a very interesting afternoon with MolTag alumnus Laurin Wimmer. After his Schroedinger Fellowship at Scripps, Laurin continued his career as Principal Scientist for Chemical Process Development at Novartis Basel. Laurin started his talk with a lecture about his postdoc projects - Redox-active esters in cross-coupling reactions. In the second part, he gave a career talk about what to consider when building up a career after PhD – which later went into an open and lively discussion about career choices and options, and how MolTag helps to stimulate and support the development of our students. For photos see the MolTag Gallery.


MolTag Guestlectures in WS 2018:
On October 16th we will welcome Jonathan Coleman, a Postdoc from the Goaux-Lab at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Jonathan will meet with our students and gives a lecture about "Structures of the human serotonin transporter in complex with antidepressants and ibogain"!
On December 6th, 17:15 in HS 5, Petrine Wellendorph, Dept. of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Univ. of Copenhagen, will visit our program to give a lecture within the Food&Pharma Lecture Series. )

The MolTag Retreat 2018 is scheduled for 28th of September 2018! The MolTag Community will meet at Schlosshotel Mauerbach.

On May 4th the MolTag Alumni Day with Laurin Wimmer (Novartis, Basel) takes place: 15:00, UZA2, 2D 358!

MolTag Guestlecture by Crina NIMIGEAN, Cornell University, New York: On April 12th at 17:15, Lecture Hall 5, Ms Nimigean will give a talk to the topic: "Ligand Modulation in Ion Channels", for details see the (invitation.)