Grebien Group

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

Institute for Medical Biochemistry

Who we are

In the Grebien laboratory, we use a multidisciplinary approach to dissect molecular mechanisms that underlie cancer development. The focus of our research is Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a cancer of white blood cells that is characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal myeloid cells. Their accumulation in the bone marrow interferes with the production of normal blood cells, leading to dysfunctional hematopoiesis.

Why/How are we going Green

At home, we all separate our waste, recycle metal cans and glass bottles, and try to buy sustainable products in biodegradable packaging. Contrarily, in the lab many researchers seem to have accepted the immense amount of waste that is generated every day. For most applications in research we cannot avoid single-use plastic, but we believe that by implementing recycling workflows we can contribute to a more sustainable laboratory practice. In times of climate change and increasing pollution, we hope to encourage other laboratories to join the transition to increase our impact.