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  7, 2014

Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 goes public

Despite the internet and social media, conferences such as the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 (organized jointly by the Technical University Vienna and IST Austria) remain extremely important exchange nodes of scientific information. IST Austria professors...

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...

June  4, 2014

Spotting talent(s)

It was Falk Strascheg, doyen of venture capital in Germany, who possibly offered the most surprising insight at the Science Industry Talk 2014 on Tuesday evening: “Perfect is boring”, he stated, asking for a more supportive attitude towards failure and thus stimulating...

May 26, 2014

IST Austria celebrates Open Campus

More than 1400 guests from Lower Austria and Vienna came to visit yesterday’s Open Campus and celebrate IST Austria’s fifth anniversary. They enjoyed a colorful program with many attractions and highlights, including the official opening, the award ceremony for the school...

May 12, 2014

Recognition by Austrian Academy of Sciences for two IST Austria professors

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has named their newly elected members. Among the selected are IST Austria professors Herbert Edelsbrunner und Jiri Friml. IST Austria president Thomas Henzinger expressed his delight: “I congratulate Herbert and Jiri. As outstanding researchers both are...

May 12, 2014

IST Austria celebrates five-year-anniversary

In June 2009 the campus of IST Austria was officially opened and scientists began with their research. In May and June 2014 IST Austria will celebrate its quinquennial anniversary with several events addressing the general public and the scientific community. President Thomas Henzinger in his review summarized the past five...

May  7, 2014

Two Professors at IST Austria elected to EMBO Membership

Nick Barton and Michael Sixt, both Professors at IST Austria, have been elected to EMBO Membership, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced on May 7. EMBO is an organization of leading researchers in the life sciences. IST Austria President Thomas Henzinger...

April 28, 2014

Watching proteins at work

Protein mobility, RNA dynamics, vesicle transport – the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) revolutionized cell biology, and the way researchers study the micrometer world. Ryuichi Shigemoto, Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), seeks a similar revolution for electron...

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