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Research Platform Transplantation

General information about the research platform

The Research Platform Transplantation provides an integrative platform for academic networking and the promotion of research efforts in the field of transplantation at the MedUni Vienna. It aims to increase the output of high quality transplantation research. Its activities focus on:

  1. Providing added value through scientific networking.
  2. Training and supporting the next generation of scientists performing translational research.

Fields of research

Transplantation is a highly-complex medical procedure requiring the cooperation of experienced teams of numerous medical specialties, making transplantation a prototypical example of academic medicine. Despite these dramatic successes, unmet needs remain. The most pressing, unsolved problem in organ transplantation is the limited long-term graft survival due to the gradual loss of graft function. The MedUni Vienna is one of the most active transplant centers in Europe. Against the background of this clinical activity, transplantation research has reached the critical mass necessary for performing research at an internationally competitive level, addressing the major unmet needs of the field.

Everyone performing research in the field of transplantation at the Medical University of Vienna or is potentially interested to do so, is welcome to actively participate in the platform.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Wekerle
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Oberbauer, PhD