May  4, 2016

IST Austria Professor receives Human Frontier Science Program grant

Martin Loose, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, was awarded with the Young Investigator grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). The grant is worth $1.35 million in total for four research teams and a duration of three years. The project...

April 25, 2016

Red Light controls signaling in human cells

Optogenetics now enables the development of new methods that can be used like light switches to turn on and off specific processes in cells. Optogenetic methods are based on the isolation and modification of light-sensitive proteins in a first step and...

April 21, 2016

Long Night of Research at IST Austria

IST Austria will be turning into a meeting place for science and society on April 22, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. As the regional hub for the nationwide “Long Night of Research”, the Klosterneuburg-based institute will be hosting a total of 15 stations...

April 12, 2016

IST Austria supports OA2020 Initiative

IST Austria is committed to Open Access as expressed in the Institute’s Open Access policy. Therefore it was a logical step to sign the “Expression of Interest in the Large-scale Implementation of Open Access to Scholarly Journals” as part of the...

April 12, 2016

Cyber-physical systems bring technological progress to next level

The physical world contains many man-made artifacts that predate microelectronics. In the previous century, such artifacts as buildings, transportation vehicles and vessels, household and medical devices were mechanical and electrical objects, made from concrete, plastics, and metals. Today all of them...

April  8, 2016

Three further ERC Advanced Grants for IST Austria Professors

Three scientists at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria) are to receive the prestigious Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Neuroscientists Peter Jonas and Ryuichi Shigemoto as well as physicist Robert Seiringer secured an award each with...

April  5, 2016

Long-term response to selection predictable regardless of genetic architecture

In their latest publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Tiago Paixao, Postdoc, and Nick Barton, Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria addressed the...

March 30, 2016

Cyber-Physical Systems: the entire world is turning smart

Today computer software controls airbags in cars, the temperature of buildings and the timing of cardiac pacemakers. Software and physical components are increasingly integrated into network systems—so-called "Cyber-Physical Systems" (CPS)—for solving problems....

March  7, 2016

Gambling our way against climate change

From donating blood, building colossal bridges to social welfare – humans have mastered the art of cooperation better than any other animal species. However, many social dilemmas remain unsolved, such as overfishing of the seas, rising global green-house gas emissions or...

February 25, 2016

Peter Jonas becomes member of Neuron’s editorial board

IST Austria Professor Peter Jonas will be joining Neuron’s editorial board this spring. Neuron is one of the most influential and reputable journals in the field of neuroscience. With its editors embracing interdisciplinary strategies that integrate biophysical, cellular, developmental, and...

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