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

We are happy to announce our newest alumni: MolTag PhD student Sankalp Jain (supervised by Gerhard Ecker) successfully defended his thesis at University of Vienna! His Postdoc will lead him to Helholtz Institute, Munich. Congrats and all our best wishes, Sankalp!

MolTag alumna Dora Tarlungeanu (Novarino group at IST) was awarded with the "Life Science PhD Award Austria 2018 in Basic Research" by the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences & Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) for her thesis "The Branched Chain Amino Acids in Autism Spectrum Disorders". Kudos to Dora! Read more

MolTag Faculty Member Nuno Maulide and his coworkers present a new route for dicarbonyl motif molecules. They use oxidized sulfur compounds even though sulfur is not included in the final product. The results are published in the prestigious journal "Science"


MolTag Guestlectures in WS 2018:
On October 16th, 16:30, Lecture Hall 6 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"! See invitation.

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.)