September 23, 2015

Novarino to receive Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award

Neuroscientist Gaia Novarino has been awarded the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2016. This award, donated by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim and announced by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS),...

September 18, 2015

Scientific Service Units launch website to showcase research infrastructure at IST Austria

Today the Scientific Service Units launched a dedicated website to better showcase their high-quality research infrastructure. It is the Scientific Service Units at IST Austria that provide scientists with professional services and state-of-the-art equipment for performing research at an internationally...

September 17, 2015

IST Austria welcomes new PhD students

This Tuesday 36 new students from 21 countries started their PhD studies at IST Austria. They are the sixth intake of PhD students for the Graduate School Office, and were chosen from a pool of 1386 applications in a competitive...

September 14, 2015

SiSpin meeting at IST Austria

The yearly meeting of the EU FET-OPEN project on “Silicon platform for quantum Spintronics” (SiSpin) was held at IST Austria on the 10th and 11th of September. The SiSpin consortium consists of...

September 11, 2015

How visual information is sent to the brain

IST Austria Professor Gaspar Tkacik is the author of a paper published in PNAS. In “Thermodynamics and signatures of criticality in a network of neurons” he and his six coauthors investigate how visual information is sent to the brain. They use...

August 25, 2015

Successful summer camp for young researchers at IST Austria

"Sommercampus – Kinder entdecken Forschung” was the title and theme of the science week for children that turned the IST Austria campus in Klosterneuburg into a summer camp on August 17-21. 32 gifted children at primary school age had the...

August 10, 2015

IST Austria campus turns again into summer camp

"Sommercampus – Kinder entdecken Forschung” is the title and theme of the science week for children that will again turn the IST Austria campus in Klosterneuburg into a summer camp on August 17-21, 2015. 32 gifted children at primary school age...

August  6, 2015

Two new Assistant Professors and one promotion to Professor

Thomas Henzinger, President of IST Austria, today announced the names of two new professors. Developmental biologist Anna Kicheva and neurobiologist Sandra Siegert join IST Austria as Assistant Professors and bring the number of faculty to 39. Sylvia Cremer, an evolutionary biologist,...

July 30, 2015

Cell migration in the fruitfly

In a special edition of the journal Current Opinion in Cell Biology on the topic of cell adhesion and migration, Daria Siekhaus, Professor at IST Austria, as well as Postdoc Aparna Ratheesh...

July 21, 2015

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg new member of Leopoldina

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg has been named member of Leopoldina (Class II: Life Sciences). The cell biologist—since 2009 at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria—studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which vertebrate embryos take shape. To obtain insights into critical processes...