January 22, 2016

Where wood is chopped, splinters must fall

Bacteria and other prokaryotes have been around for billions of years because they managed to develop successful evolutionary strategies for survival. For instance, they possess defense mechanisms that allow them to discriminate between self and non-self DNA in the event of...

December 21, 2015

Two ERC Starting Grants and one ERC Consolidator Grant for IST Austria

Biochemist Martin Loose, Assistant Professor at IST Austria since January 2015, and developmental biologist Anna Kicheva, who joined IST Austria recently as Assistant Professor in November 2015, will be endowed with an ERC Starting Grant each. Computer scientist and cryptographer Krzysztof...

December 15, 2015

Tamás Hausel new Professor and Chris Wojtan promoted to Professor

President Thomas Henzinger announced the appointment of IST Austria’s 40th member of its faculty and a promotion to Professor. The Hungarian mathematician Tamás Hausel will join IST Austria as Professor from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2016, and...

December  9, 2015

What computers won’t tell you about ecological and evolutionary dynamics

In a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Rasmus Ibsen-Jensen, postdoc at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) together with IST...

December  4, 2015

Austrian Academy of Sciences honors IST Austria professors

Evolutionary biologist Sylvia Cremer is awarded with the Elisabeth Lutz-Prize by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) for her research. The IST Austria professor investigates the evolutionary immunology of ant societies and their individual and collective anti-pathogen defenses. Colonies of social...

December  4, 2015

Error correction strategies of cells

Cells dynamically respond to environmental signals by turning appropriate sets of genes on or off. The “control system” that determines which genes need to be expressed at what time depends primarily on the interactions between transcription factor proteins (TFs) and the...

December  2, 2015

MolTag extended: Successful PhD program for pharmaceutical sciences renewed

The FWF doctoral program on "Ion channels and transporters as molecular drug targets" (MolTag) has been renewed for another four-year period after the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) subjected it to a successful evaluation. Nine work groups from the University of Vienna, Medical...

December  2, 2015

IST Austria on its way to becoming a model for science management

“IST Austria is a well-kept house,” is the overall verdict of the economic evaluation of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. The evaluators commend that IST Austria had “acted resourcefully, expediently, and economically” since its foundation and is on its...

December  1, 2015

Lab Building West – a new building for experimental and theoretical science

Lab Building West is the fifth and biggest newly erected building on the campus of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in Klosterneuburg. The building is officially opened on December 1, 2015. Lab Building West is located on...

December  1, 2015

IST Austria – “Joint Declaration” for a well-kept house

Today, Tuesday December 1, 2015, IST Austria achieved another significant milestone according to plan of the development of the Institute at the ceremonial opening of “Lab and Office Building West” which will house up to 30 additional research groups on...

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