The University of Vienna, one of the largest and oldest universities in the world was celebrating its 650th birthday in 2014. A history of science with numerous climaxes: the malaria therapy developed by Julius Wagner-Jauregg in 1893 is still in use today – the Nobel Prize winner from Vienna, who in 1923 was responsible for providing salt with iodine to prevent thyroid diseases.

Today, a young generation of researchers is following in his footsteps. In 2014 the researcher Andrea Grill succeeded in prolonging the life of a butterfly for the triple. This result is celebrated as a first-class pioneering achievement among researchers. Perhaps these results will somehow lead to future generations living longer lives. The documentation accompanies outstanding scientists from the University of Vienna in their discoveries, which will continue to determine and improve our lives in the future.