October  3, 2016

Gaia Novarino receives Simons Foundation award

IST Austria Professor Gaia Novarino has been granted a Pilot Award of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) for her project on “Probing development and reversibility of autism spectrum disorders”. Launched...

August 23, 2016

Four ERC Starting Grants for IST Austria professors

Four Assistants Professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) are to receive Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Computer scientist Bernd Bickel, mathematician Jan Maas, neuroscientist Gaia Novarino and evolutionary biologist Beatriz Vicoso secured an...

July 27, 2016

IST Austria Computer Science Professor Chris Wojtan receives prestigious ACM SIGGRAPH Award

During the annual top conference of the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) IST Austria Professor Chris Wojtan was awarded with the prestigious Significant New Researcher Award 2016. The jury based the decision...

July  7, 2016

Gaia Novarino appointed to become FENS-Kavli Scholar

Gaia Novarino’s research group at IST Austria focuses on elucidating the genetic and molecular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders. Together with her team, Gaia Novarino’s scientific work aims to identify and study genes underlying inherited forms of epilepsy associated with intellectual...

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...

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