October 13, 2017

Strange undertakings: ant queens bury dead to prevent disease

Ant queens may bury other queens – a task normally performed by workers – to avoid infection when co-founding a new colony, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology (DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-1062-4). Researchers at the Institute...

October 12, 2017

Cell contacts in embryonic development determine cellular fate

Artistic 3D rendering of progenitor cells in zebrafish(c) V. Barone/ IST Austria The average human consists of about 37.2 trillion cells. But not all cells are created equal: while muscle cells contain the molecular machinery...

October  6, 2017

IST Austria Professor Carl-Philipp Heisenberg receives Lower Austria’s top annual science prize

Councilor Bohuslav, Professor Brainin, State Governor Mikl-Leitner, Professor Heisenberg, CouncilorSchwarz (from left) (c) Klaus Ranger, 2017 IST Austria Professor Carl-Philipp Heisenberg has received one of two acknowledgement prizes awarded this year by the government of Lower Austria....

September 29, 2017

IST Austria connected scientists and founders at the Science-Industry Day

Panel discussion with R.Chatwani, B. Fischer, M. Aspelmeyer, M. Holzer, I. Rech-Weichselbraun, S. Bernhardt, A. von Gabain und T. Zimpfer (from left) / (c) Roland Ferrigato/IST Austria, 2017 How does it work to make the transition from science to...

September 27, 2017

15th Meeting of the Austrian Neuroscience Association held at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria a success

This year’s host of the biannual meeting of the Austrian Neuroscience Association (ANA) was the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), a young research institute dedicated to curiosity-driven basic research, located in Klosterneuburg near Vienna. The Institute, which...

September 19, 2017

Austrian Parties Present Positions on Science, Research and Universities

© Austrian Parliament/ Christian Hikade In the context of the upcoming national elections in Austria on 15 October 2017, the Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations put a list of questions to the political parties currently represented in parliament and campaigning...

September  5, 2017

A summer of science for elementary school children and teenagers

School has begun again for the children and teenagers who took part in the summer programs at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), but the good memories remain. During the fourth “Sommercampus”, 60 children explored research and...

September  4, 2017

Two ERC Starting Grants for IST Austria Professors

(C) IQIM/A. Lee-Rivera and IST Austria/P. Pölleritzer Johannes Fink and Maximilian Jösch, both Assistant Professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), have been awarded Starting Grants by the European Research Council (ERC). With the two new...

August 23, 2017

Mikhail Lemeshko of IST Austria wins Ludwig Boltzmann Prize

Mikhail Lemeshko receives Boltzmann Prize fromAPS President Reinhold Koch (credits: Karl Riedling) Established in 1953, the Ludwig Boltzmann Prize is awarded once every two years to honor outstanding results achieved by a young researcher in theoretical physics....

August 22, 2017

IST Austria to gain new structural biology professors and scientific facilities

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) will grow to include two new structural biologists by early next year. Carrie Bernecky, arriving in January 2018, completed her doctoral studies in biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder....

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