CeMM – Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Science

CeMM is an international research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a founding member of EU-LIFE. The mission of CeMM is to achieve maximum scientific innovation in molecular medicine to improve healthcare. It has an outstanding track record of top-notch science (last few years: >10 papers in Nature/Cell/Science/NEJM, >25 papers in Nature/Cell sister journals) and medical translation. At CeMM, an international and creative team of scientists and medical doctors pursues free-minded basic life science research in a large and vibrant hospital environment of outstanding medical tradition and practice. CeMM’s research is based on post-genomic technologies and focuses on societally important diseases, such as immune disorders and infections, cancer and metabolic disorders. We operate in a unique mode of super-cooperation, connecting biology with medicine, experiments with computation, discovery with translation, and science with society and the arts. The goal of CeMM is to pioneer the science that nurtures the precise, personalized, predictive and preventive medicine of the future, and to train a modern blend of biomedical scientists to make great contributions.

Short biography principal investigator

Dr. Jörg Menche

Dr. Jörg Menche

Dr. Jörg Menche is a network scientist with a background as theoretical and computational physicist. He did his PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany) and has been working with Prof Albert-László Barabási at Northeastern University and at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He started his Group Leader position at CeMM in 2015. Recently he was awarded with a Young Investigator Grant to establish his own team in Vienna at CeMM. He is now a Principal Investigator at CeMM leading a research group consisting of five PhD students, one postdoctoral fellow, two data scientists and one 3D artist.

Key Research Facility and Equipment

CeMM offers state-of-the art infrastructure, including a computer cluster, next-generation genetic and epigenetic sequencing, proteomics and chemical screening facilities that will be available to the project. CeMM currently hosts 66 PhD students, comprising 25% of total staff. This will provide an ideal youthful environment for the ESR for networking with other students and junior staff. The IT infrastructure is of outstanding quality.

Current involvement in Research and Training Programmes

Jörg Menche currently supervises five PhD students, one postdoctoral fellow, two data scientists as well as one 3D artist. He is actively involved in his host institute’s PhD program, where he teaches a three-week intensive course on computational biology. Dr. Jörg Menche currently leads one research grant with 5 team members (4 PhD students and one postdoc) as sole beneficiary and one collaborative research grant (one postdoc for his group) as co-principal investigator.

Web: www.cemm.at