August 24, 2016

New historical study on Nazi medical crimes in Gugging hospital released

In 2007 the Executive Committee of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) commissioned the Viennese historian Herwig Czech to undertake a study on the Nazi medical crimes in the psychiatric hospital of Gugging. Prior to the founding of...

August 23, 2016

Four ERC Starting Grants for IST Austria professors

Four Assistants Professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) are to receive Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Computer scientist Bernd Bickel, mathematician Jan Maas, neuroscientist Gaia Novarino and evolutionary biologist Beatriz Vicoso secured an...

August 12, 2016

Global crosstalk limits gene regulation

Molecular recognition is fundamental to transcriptional regulation, the primary mechanism by which cells control gene expression. The specificity of this regulation originates in the binding interactions between special regulatory proteins, called transcription factors (TFs), and short regulatory sequences on the DNA,...

August 10, 2016

New algorithm for optimized stability of planar-rod objects | First-time mathematical formulation by IST Austria computer science professor Bernd Bickel solves problem of technical modelling

During the annual top conference of the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), which took place in Anaheim, USA, IST Austria Professor Bernd Bickel and his group present an algorithm that allows improved...

August  3, 2016

Federal Chancellor Christian Kern visits IST Austria

Yesterday in the morning Christian Kern, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Austria, paid a visit to the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria. IST Austria President Thomas Henzinger and Managing Director Georg Schneider...

July 27, 2016

IST Austria Computer Science Professor Chris Wojtan receives prestigious ACM SIGGRAPH Award

During the annual top conference of the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) IST Austria Professor Chris Wojtan was awarded with the prestigious Significant New Researcher Award 2016. The jury based the decision...

July  7, 2016

Temporal signaling pattern regulates a cell’s destiny

During the early development of multicellular animals, cell fate decisions have to be taken to determine what the final cells of the developing organism will be. The biological process responsible for the development of the organism is steered by signals...

July  7, 2016

Gaia Novarino appointed to become FENS-Kavli Scholar

Gaia Novarino’s research group at IST Austria focuses on elucidating the genetic and molecular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders. Together with her team, Gaia Novarino’s scientific work aims to identify and study genes underlying inherited forms of epilepsy associated with intellectual...

June 28, 2016

IST Austria Evaluation: “An excellent start“

In today’s meeting the Council of Ministers of the Austrian Federal Government discussed the evaluation report of IST Austria. The institute is legally required to undergo an evaluation every four year. As is stipulated by law, the evaluation report will be passed on to the Austrian National Council. A top-class...

June 13, 2016

IST Austria Professor Peter Jonas receives Wittgenstein Prize 2016

In awarding Peter Jonas with the Wittgenstein Prize, the International START-/Wittgenstein Jury honored his present groundbreaking research in neuroscience. The prize includes a funding of 1.5 million Euro with a maximum degree of freedom and flexibility for carrying out his research....

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