April 16, 2014

Science and success: young researchers at IST Austria

Postdocs and PhD students in several groups at IST Austria recently published insights from their research and received prizes for their work. Postdoc Alvaro Ingles-Prieto receives a Dan David scholarship endowed with $15’000 by the Dan David Foundation. Each year, the Dan David foundation...

April  5, 2014

“Long Night of Research” at IST Austria

The campus was buzzing with excitement until midnight: On April 4, the “Long Night of Research” was successfully held at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) from 4:30pm to 12:00pm. 500 visitors were drawn to the research institute in Klosterneuburg...

March 28, 2014

IST Austria neuroscientist receives HFSP grant

Simon Hippenmeyer, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), has been awarded a Program Grant by the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). Together with three research groups in the US and the UK, the neuroscientist will study how a...

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 13, 2014

Edelsbrunner named as EATCS fellow

For the first time, the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) has named ten of its members as the recipients of an EATCS fellowship. Among the laureates is IST Austria Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner who, according to the EACTS Fellows Selection Committee, was selected...

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...

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