October 31, 2014

Wiring the brain

A study published in Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1258996) on October 31 by William Joo and Liqun Luo at Stanford University together with Simon Hippenmeyer, a former postdoc in the Luo lab and now Assistant Professor at IST Austria, describes a new role...

October 27, 2014

PhD studies at IST Austria

IST Austria invites students who are interested in doing their PhD in Biology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics, to explore the Institute on Visit Day on 15 November 2014. Potential students will be shown around campus and will attend...

October  9, 2014

Henzinger gives invited talk at Cornell

IST Austria President Thomas Henzinger last week participated in the 50th Anniversary Symposium of the Computer Science Department of Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). In the talk on October 2 titled  “A Research Institute as Start-up” Henzinger explained: “It does not happen often that a new scientific institution is founded. We...

September 26, 2014

Coordination in the spinal cord

The development of embryos requires the production of new cells with specific identities and functions. How does a growing tissue establish and then maintain the right proportions of different cell types? In a

September 22, 2014

Tinkering evolution

In a paper published this month in PLOS Computational Biology (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003818), Krishnendu Chatterjee, Professor at Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), and his PhD student Andreas Pavlogiannis together with collaborators Ben Adlam and Martin A. Nowak from...

September 15, 2014

Switching to Neuroscience

On September 15 2014, Ximena Contreras celebrates two anniversaries: Mexican Independence, and one year as student at IST Austria. Last year, Ximena joined the IST Austria Graduate School as a first-year PhD student and Heinz scholar. Ximena had just finished her...

August 25, 2014

Mutation responsible for low IQ

Gaia Novarino, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, together with collaborators Tim Strom (University of Bonn) and Hartmut Engels (Universität Duisburg-Essen) and their teams published a study in the European Journal of Human Genetics (doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.165), showing that mutations in the...

August 18, 2014

New textbook on topology shapes up

Herbert Edelsbrunner, Professor at IST Austria, has published a new textbook, called „A short course in computational geometry and topology“ (Springer). Covering both fundamental topics and topics relevant to applications, the textbook aims to bring the subject of Computational Geometry...

August 12, 2014

Recycling plant for water animations

At SIGGRAPH, the leading computer graphics conference taking place in Vancouver from August 10 to 14, IST Austria Assistant Professor Chris Wojtan and his colleagues Karthik Raveendran (Georgia Tech), Nils Thuerey (TU Munich) and Greg Turk (Georgia Tech) present a...

August  1, 2014

Jonas review on PV+ interneurons in Science

In a review in Science (DOI 10.1126/science.1255263), Peter Jonas, Professor at IST Austria, and his postdocs Hua Hu and Jian Gan review the role of fast-spiking, parvalbumin-expressing (PV+) interneurons. Over the past 20 years, neuroscientists have obtained extensive knowledge about PV+ interneurons, offering the possibility that neuroscientists...

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