Discovering together
the many faces of RNA

In Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world, you will find an excellent and diverse RNA community embedded in a vibrant scientific and cultural environment.

Doctoral Program


The Vienna-based RNA Faculty jointly provides state-of-the-art training in RNA Biology covering all classes of RNAs. RNA-based regulatory circuits are explored in silico, in vitro and in vivo with technologies ranging from bioinformatics over biochemistry to imaging.


Jointly, we offer a structured selection procedure, a PhD committee that oversees the progress of your studies as well as RNA-based lectures, courses and seminars.


To enter the PhD program you can either enroll in the RNA Biology program at the Medical University of Vienna or the Vienna BioCenter International PhD program.

RNA Scientists

For a list of Faculty see here.

We look forward to receiving you application!


Mechanism and Biology of RNA Silencing
RNA-protein Structure
Small RNA Silencing Pathways
Small RNA Biogenesis, RNA Turnover and Structural Biology
Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Bacterial Cell Envelope Homeostasis
RNA Bioinformatics
Transcriptomics, Regulatory RNAs, Epigenetics and Gene Expression
Regulation and Consequences of RNA Editing
RNA Turnover and Specialized Ribosomes
Nucleic acid structural biology
Mammalian RNA-Processing Machineries
Chemical Synthesis of Nucleic Acids and Structure-Function Relationship
Ribosome Heterogeneity and RNA Translation
Translational Regulation During Development
RNA Processing and Modification
RNA Stability and RNA Modifications
RNA Modifications and Aging
sRNA Mediated Regulation