With the establishment of the new Centre on March 1, 2019, the University of Vienna will grow from 19 to 20 Faculties and Centres.

The new Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science brings together 15 working groups, and addresses two key scientific disciplines of the 21st century with enormous potential for synergy across disciplines. The Centre, headed by microbiologist Michael Wagner, will lead the way in world-class research with a focus on the topic of microbiomes in medicine and the environment.