The Vienna Biocenter hosts a number of Austria´s leading research and education institutions.

Basic research and training possibilities from the university through the post doctoral level are available on the campus. Outreach activities for younger students and scientifically curious citizens are additionally available at the VBC.

The research strengths of the institutions are focused in the areas of cell and molecular biology, computational biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, neurobiology, structural biology, epigenetic, developmental biology, stem cell research, biochemistry and plant biology.