February 27, 2015

Bollback to track down barriers in ERC project

Evolutionary biologist Jonathan P. Bollback has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant to study the “Selective Barriers to Horizontal Gene Transfer”. IST Austria President Thomas A. Henzinger: “The ERC grant for Jon highlights the outstanding quality of researchers at IST Austria....

February 19, 2015

Henzinger named as EATCS Fellow

The European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) has recognized five of its members for their outstanding contributions to theoretical computer science by naming them as recipients of an EATCS fellowship 2015. Among the laureates is IST Austria President Thomas...

December 15, 2014

Wojtan rewarded for the Big Splash

The computer scientist Chris Wojtan has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant for his project “Big Splash: Efficient Simulation of Natural Phenomena at Extremely Large Scales”, resulting in a total number of 15 ERC grantees at IST Austria, of 31...

September 19, 2014

How genomic imprinting shapes the brain

Simon Hippenmeyer, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, receives a grant of the Lower Austrian Research and Education Company (NFB). In his project, the neuroscientist investigates the role of genomic imprinting in the development and function of the brain. For each gene,...

May 12, 2014

Recognition by Austrian Academy of Sciences for two IST Austria professors

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has named their newly elected members. Among the selected are IST Austria professors Herbert Edelsbrunner und Jiri Friml. IST Austria president Thomas Henzinger expressed his delight: “I congratulate Herbert and Jiri. As outstanding researchers both are...

May  7, 2014

Two Professors at IST Austria elected to EMBO Membership

Nick Barton and Michael Sixt, both Professors at IST Austria, have been elected to EMBO Membership, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced on May 7. EMBO is an organization of leading researchers in the life sciences. IST Austria President Thomas Henzinger...

April 16, 2014

Science and success: young researchers at IST Austria

Postdocs and PhD students in several groups at IST Austria recently published insights from their research and received prizes for their work. Postdoc Alvaro Ingles-Prieto receives a Dan David scholarship endowed with $15’000 by the Dan David Foundation. Each year, the Dan...

March 28, 2014

IST Austria neuroscientist receives HFSP grant

Simon Hippenmeyer, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), has been awarded a Program Grant by the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). Together with three research groups in the US and the UK, the neuroscientist will study...

March 13, 2014

Edelsbrunner named as EATCS fellow

For the first time, the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) has named ten of its members as the recipients of an EATCS fellowship. Among the laureates is IST Austria Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner who, according to the EACTS Fellows Selection Committee,...

December  9, 2013

PhD Students and Postdocs publish research results and receive prizes

In the past months, several PhD students and Postdocs of IST Austria have published their research or received prizes for their work. Examples of their research span the range of disciplines at IST Austria: Tiago Paixão, Postdoc in the group of evolutionary...

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