June 13, 2016

IST Austria Professor Peter Jonas receives Wittgenstein Prize 2016

In awarding Peter Jonas with the Wittgenstein Prize, the International START-/Wittgenstein Jury honored his present groundbreaking research in neuroscience. The prize includes a funding of 1.5 million Euro with a maximum degree of freedom and flexibility for carrying out his research....

May 23, 2016

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg elected as EMBO member

IST Austria Professor Carl-Philipp Heisenberg has been elected to European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) membership. His election by the most prestigious molecular biology network to EMBO Membership recognizes his outstanding contributions to cell and developmental biology. Located in Heidelberg, EMBO supports...

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  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...

December 21, 2015

Two ERC Starting Grants and one ERC Consolidator Grant for IST Austria

Biochemist Martin Loose, Assistant Professor at IST Austria since January 2015, and developmental biologist Anna Kicheva, who joined IST Austria recently as Assistant Professor in November 2015, will be endowed with an ERC Starting Grant each. Computer scientist and cryptographer Krzysztof...

December  4, 2015

Austrian Academy of Sciences honors IST Austria professors

Evolutionary biologist Sylvia Cremer is awarded with the Elisabeth Lutz-Prize by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) for her research. The IST Austria professor investigates the evolutionary immunology of ant societies and their individual and collective anti-pathogen defenses. Colonies of social...

October 20, 2015

László Erdős and Peter Jonas new members of Academia Europaea

László Erdős has been named member of Academia Europaea (section: mathematics). The mathematician—since 2013 professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria—studies mathematics of disordered quantum systems and matrices. Erdős and his team focus on developing mathematical tools to rigorously...

September 23, 2015

Novarino to receive Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award

Neuroscientist Gaia Novarino has been awarded the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2016. This award, donated by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim and announced by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS),...

July 21, 2015

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg new member of Leopoldina

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg has been named member of Leopoldina (Class II: Life Sciences). The cell biologist—since 2009 at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria—studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which vertebrate embryos take shape. To obtain insights into critical processes...

July 20, 2015

Thomas Henzinger to receive Royal Society Award

The Royal Society announced on Monday, July 20, that IST Austria President Thomas Henzinger is to receive the Milner Award 2015 in recognition of his fundamental advances in the theory and practice of formal verification and synthesis of reactive, real-time,...

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