March 23, 2014

Jonas: third major publication since December

In his third major research paper since December 2013, IST Austria Professor Peter Jonas together with his collaborator, postdoc Hua Hu, identifies a new subcellular mechanism for reliable, fast transmission in the so-called basket cells of the brain. The results will be published on...

March 19, 2014

IST Austria for sound funding of science in Austria

Today Jochen Danninger, state secretary in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Austria, visited the Institute of Science and Technology Austria in Klosterneuburg. Among other things, his visit was marked by the current discussion about the funding of science and research...

March  5, 2014

State Secretary of Finance visits IST Austria

Today, Sonja Steßl, State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Austria, visited IST Austria in Klosterneuburg. The  President of IST Austria, Thomas Henzinger, and Managing Director Georg Schneider briefed Ms Steßl on the recent developments and the future plans. Based on...

February 27, 2014

Unearthing key function of plant hormone

Plants, like animals, employ hormones as messengers, which coordinate growth and regulate how they react to the environment. One of these plant hormones, auxin, regulates nearly all aspects of plant behavior and development, for example phototropism, root growth and fruit growth. Depending on the...

February 25, 2014

Sage approach to uncover dynamics of adaptation

Adaptation is a central process in evolution. A new project – initiated in January 2014 and funded with € 2 mio by the European Union – focuses on the speed of adaptation using two different methods of evolutionary biology. A goal of this joint effort...

February 20, 2014

Krishnendu Chatterjee promoted to Professor at IST Austria

As of April 1, 2014, Krishnendu Chatterjee will be promoted to Professor at IST Austria. This is the result of a tenure evaluation, a compulsory evaluation according to IST Austria’s performance-orientated career model for scientists, the tenure-track model. Krishnendu Chatterjee, a computer scientist, is...

February 14, 2014

New policy encourages Open Access publications

IST Austria launches an Open Access policy. With this policy, IST Austria commits itself to secure the free availability of scientific knowledge for the entire scientific community and the public. Open Access, the unrestricted access to scientific publications, is an increasing trend in the...

February  6, 2014

Loose coupling between calcium channels and sensors: A key mechanism underlying synaptic plasticity

In research published in this week’s online edition of Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1244811), postdoc Nicholas Vyleta and Professor Peter Jonas of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) uncover the existence of...

February  3, 2014

Newly detected enzymes influence signaling lipids in eukaryotic cells

Polyphosphoinositides (PPIs) are signaling lipids in the membrane of eukaryotes, which play an important role in a variety of processes in the cell, from membrane trafficking, cytoskeleton organization, nuclear signaling to stress responses. In their work published on February 3 in

January 30, 2014

Scientists discover many new genetic forms of neurodegeneration

In a study published in the journal Science on January 31, an international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, including Gaia Novarino, now Assistant Professor...

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