October 18, 2018

Congratulations to Angelika Amon, member of the Scientific Board of IST Austria, for winning the 2019 Breakthrough prize

Angelika Amon, Professor in Cancer Research at MIT and member of the Scientific Board of IST Austria, is one of five life scientists who will receive a 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The award, which comes with a $3 million...

October 12, 2018

Johannes Reiter from IST Austria honored with Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Preis 2018

(c) by Raffaela Pröll, 2018 Since 2013, the Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Prize has been awarded once a year by the NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsges.m.b.H. (NFB) for scientific theses (master's/diploma theses and dissertations). This year's winner is Johannes Reiter from...

October 11, 2018

IST Austria: More research space for the "Rising Star"

(c) by Franz&Sue │Maurer & Partner Since the opening of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in 2009, a campus for the natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences has been set up in Lower Austria, just...

October  9, 2018

Genes responsible for difference in flower color of snapdragons identified

Antirrhinum majus (c) by David Field Snapdragons are charming tall plants, and flower in a range of bright colors. In Spain, where snapdragons grow wild, these flower colors show a remarkable pattern: When driving up a road from Barcelona...

October  9, 2018

Cleaning, but safely! Cocoons protect sensitive ant brood during toxic disinfection

Ants clean their nest box with formic acid. Special paper that turns pink on contact with acids was used to see when and how much formic acid the ants spray. © Christopher Pull Ants are neat: when...

October  3, 2018

Johannes Fink, IST Austria Professor, honored with Fritz Kohlrausch Award

(c) by Karl Riedling The Fritz Kohlrausch Award was established in 1955, and is given out biennially by the Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG) to young scientists for outstanding research in experimental physics. This year’s winner is Johannes Fink, a...

October  1, 2018

With a little help from my friends

Just a few Shigella bacteria are enough to make anyone catch gastroenteritis, while to get sick from Cholera, thousands to millions of Vibrio cholerae bacteria have to be swallowed. Why does the dose needed to cause disease differ so much between...

September 21, 2018

Austria in the fast line of science

Nature Index yesterday published the results of a study aimed at identifying those institutions and countries that are in the fast lane scientifically. The positive result: Austria is among the six countries in the world with the highest absolute and...

September 11, 2018

Can you evolve while being robust?

It is often thought that DNA, together with the genes encoded in it, is the essence of life. But equally important is coordinating when genes are turned on and off. In fact, it is this process, called regulation of gene expression,...

August 30, 2018

2nd annual “Top Models in Science” excites and engages

“Sommercampus” had just ended and the elementary school children had scarcely left the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) when a new group gathered on campus: 15 youngsters between 12 and 16 years old came to take part in...