June 27, 2012

EMBO Medal for IST Austria Professor

Jiří Friml has been awarded with the EMBO Gold Medal 2012. This was today announced by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). With this distinction EMBO highlights the quality of molecular biology research being performed by young European scientists. Friml is in the...

June 27, 2012

Two exceptional awards for IST Austria scientists

Two exceptional distinctions have been awarded to the two IST Austria professors Jiří Friml and Christoph Lampert. The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria has been informed by the European Research Council that Professor Christoph Lampert has been endowed with an ERC...

June 26, 2012

ERC Grant for IST Austria scientist

The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria has been informed by the European Research Council that Professor Christoph Lampert has been endowed with an ERC Starting Independent Researchers Grant (aka Starting Grant). The grant for Lampert who works on Computer Vision and...

June 12, 2012

Wittgenstein Award for Thomas Henzinger

Thomas Henzinger is one of the two Wittgenstein Award Laureates of 2012. This was announced by the Federal Minister for Science and Research, Karlheinz Töchterle, and Christoph Kratky, President of the Science Fund FWF, at noon today. The President of the...

March 29, 2012

Prestigious HFSP awards for IST Austria Professors

Gašper Tkačik and Harald Janovjak, both Assistant Professors at IST Austria, are awarded grants from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) in the 2012 award round. HFSP is a funding program for frontier research in the life sciences, managed by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) based in...

January 27, 2012

Tom Henzinger receives honorary doctorate

IST President Thomas A. Henzinger is today granted an honorary doctorate from Université Joseph Fourier. Farid Ouabdesselam, President of the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, will confer the honorary doctorates to him and six other international scientists for their academic achievements....

July 20, 2011

Series of prestigious awards for IST Austria

With the recent decisions by the European Research Council (ERC) to award three ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grants to professors at IST Austria, the young research institute takes another important step towards establishing a center of scientific excellence. The transfer of a fourth ERC Grant to a newly hired professor...

June 21, 2011

Michael Sixt receives START grant

The Federal Minister for Science and Research, Prof. Karlheinz Töchterle, and the President of Austria’s funding agency FWF, Prof. Christoph Kratky, today announced that IST Assistant Professor Michael Sixt is one of this year’s recipients of a START grant amounting to approximately...

November 17, 2010

ERC Advanced Grants for Tom Henzinger and Peter Jonas

The European Research Council awarded ERC Advanced Grants for two further IST professors: Tom Henzinger and Peter Jonas. Computer Scientist Thomas Henzinger, the President of IST Austria, will research aspects of “Quantitative Reactive Modeling”; Neuroscientist Peter Jonas will investigate the “Nanophysiology of fast-spiking, parvalbumin-expressing GABAergic interneurons.” Both grants combined amount...

December 18, 2009

Nick Barton receives ERC Advanced Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has named Professor Nick Barton (seen above with members of his team) of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria as one of the recipients of an ERC Advanced Grant for the...