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...

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....

June 10, 2016

10-year anniversary of “Harari-Kübler-Markl Report”

“On the way to the top – what makes a research institute excellent” was held on June 6, 2016, at IST Austria. The public event celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the so called “Harari-Kübler-Markl-Report”. On June 6,...

June 10, 2016

Activity-dependent processes govern place representation in hippocampus

Hippocampal excitatory cells fire in relation to space, and collectively these so-called place cells form an internal cognitive map of space. These hippocampal maps are updated during learning and in response to changes in the environment through activity-dependent synaptic plasticity. A...

June  1, 2016

Open Campus – the science festival of IST Austria

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) will organize its science festival for the entire family on June 5, 2016. This year’s Open Campus will offer a varied program, ranging from science exhibition to campus tours, family lecture and...

May 23, 2016

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg elected as EMBO member

IST Austria Professor Carl-Philipp Heisenberg has been elected to European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) membership. His election by the most prestigious molecular biology network to EMBO Membership recognizes his outstanding contributions to cell and developmental biology. Located in Heidelberg, EMBO supports...

May 18, 2016

Laszlo Erdös becomes external member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

IST Austria Professor Laszlo Erdös has been appointed external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. At the last election meeting, held every three years, he was elected member of the mathematics section. The Academicians’ Assembly admitted altogether 80 new members,...

May 13, 2016

Neuroscientists discover new learning rule for pattern completion

“Fire together, wire together” is the famous abridged version of the Hebbian rule. It states that neurons in the brain adapt during the learning process, a mechanism which is called neuronal plasticity. Hebb’s theory dates back to the 1940s and subsequent...

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