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...

July 10, 2014

Life as a kind of algorithm

In a commentary in this week’s edition of PNAS, Nicholas Barton, Professor at IST Austria, together with group members Sebastian Novak and Tiago Paixao, explores the background and meaning of a new publication on natural selection (doi:10.1073/pnas.1410107111). In the reviewed paper...

July  2, 2014

Two IST Austria professors named as “Highly Cited Researchers"

Jiři Friml, Professor at IST Austria, and Eva Benková, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, are named „Highly Cited Researchers“ by Thomson Reuters. The plant biologists are among 20 Austrian researchers in the list of 3’200 highly cited researchers worldwide. “Highly Cited...

July  1, 2014

Enlightening cancer cells

Harald Janovjak, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, together with Michael Grusch, Associate Professor at the Medical University of Vienna, “remote-controlled” the behaviour of cancer cells with light, as reported this week in EMBO Journal (http://emboj.embopress.org/content/early/2014/06/27/embj.201387695 , DOI: 10.15252/embj.201387695). This work...

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