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 Institute of Science and Technology Austria at Klosterneuburg. The graduate program is financed by a research grant of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) since 2011. 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

Another MolTag graduee and the first one in 2019: We congratulate MolTag full member student Yong Chen for defending his thesis at University of Vienna, Faculty of Chemistry (Maulide group) with excellent results!

Congratulations! MolTag Faculty Member Nuno Maulide is announced as "Scientist of the Year". With this award, Maulide was honored by science journalists in Austria for his outstanding science communication skills in public. Read more.
Nuno playing Piano in Austrian television news.

MolTag has been extended by the FWF for another four-year period, starting March 2019. We are happy to share this news! More info will be published soon!


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. Title: Molecular Characterization of GABA Transporters and their Pharmacological Potential in Stroke". For details see the (invitation.)

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!