After 14 years of successfull research the LBI-CR came to a scheduled end in December 2018. Please note this website is thus not updated anymore as the LBI-CR was integrated into its partner universities Vetmeduni and Meduni Vienna. Please check the keyresearcher's pages for links to their relevant new web presences reflecting their current research activities.
The initiative to found a new Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research was started in 2004 and successfully accomplished in September 2005. Originally, the Ludwig Boltzmann Society initiated a reform process to consolidate their portfolio with the goal to found bigger research units. In response to their first call a consortium of young researchers from the Institute of Molecular Pathology, Medical University Vienna and Biocenter Basel formed a team to explore new ground in cancer research.
They developed a research application in cooperation with the Medical University Vienna, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Children’s Cancer Research Institute and the company TissueGnostics GmbH, which was favourably evaluated by international experts and accepted in December 2004 as one out of six new Ludwig Boltzmann Institutes.