October 16, 2015

ERC President Bourguignon visits IST Austria

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council (ERC), paid a visit to IST Austria on October, 14, 2015. He was welcomed at the voestalpine Administration Building where he met Vice President Michael Sixt and Head of Grant...

October 15, 2015

Mutations driving leukemia identified

Johannes Reiter, former PhD student in the group of Krishnendu Chatterjee at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), is co-author of a Nature paper on genetic alterations that drive...

October 13, 2015

Shining light on orphan receptors

Light has been used for the first time to activate a receptor for which the compound binding and controlling it naturally is unknown, as reported in Nature Chemical Biology today. A team...

October  8, 2015

Klaus Pöttinger supports IST Austria through scholarships

This morning on October 8, 2015, Thomas Henzinger, president of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), presented Klaus Pöttinger as a further donor. The co-owner of Pöttinger Agricultural Technology (Upper Austria) will support IST Austria with € 200’000...

September 18, 2015

Scientific Service Units launch website to showcase research infrastructure at IST Austria

Today the Scientific Service Units launched a dedicated website to better showcase their high-quality research infrastructure. It is the Scientific Service Units at IST Austria that provide scientists with professional services and state-of-the-art equipment for performing research at an internationally...

September 17, 2015

IST Austria welcomes new PhD students

This Tuesday 36 new students from 21 countries started their PhD studies at IST Austria. They are the sixth intake of PhD students for the Graduate School Office, and were chosen from a pool of 1386 applications in a competitive...

September 11, 2015

How visual information is sent to the brain

IST Austria Professor Gaspar Tkacik is the author of a paper published in PNAS. In “Thermodynamics and signatures of criticality in a network of neurons” he and his six coauthors investigate how visual information is sent to the brain. They use...

July 30, 2015

Cell migration in the fruitfly

In a special edition of the journal Current Opinion in Cell Biology on the topic of cell adhesion and migration, Daria Siekhaus, Professor at IST Austria, as well as Postdoc Aparna Ratheesh...

July 16, 2015

IST Austria researcher presents realistic simulations of natural phenomena

Chris Wojtan, professor at the Institute of Science and Technologies (IST Austria), is going to present as many as four contributions at the most renowned conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques—the ACM SIGGRAPH—this August. The focus of his research is...

July 15, 2015

Will anyone bid more?

The competition for resources among cells, individuals or species is a fundamental characteristic of evolution. In a paper appearing in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B on July 15, 2015, Johannes Reiter and co-authors from the Institute of Science and...