April 25, 2013

Rising rice roots

A team of scientists including Herbert Edelsbrunner, Professor at IST Austria, and his postdoc Olga Symonova, have identified genes that control the architecture of root systems in rice. In their paper, published in the March 11 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy...

April 24, 2013

New role for salicylic acid

In a new paper published in PNAS on Tuesday, April 23, a team of researchers around Jiři Friml, now Professor at IST Austria, reports an unanticipated effect of the plant hormone salicylic acid on protein trafficking in plant cells. Their research, performed...

April  8, 2013

The Young Scientist Symposium 2013 takes shape

The concept of shape and how to deal with it touches on many areas of research, including mathematics, computer science and life science. PhD students and postdocs at  the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) are currently preparing completely independently the Young...

April  5, 2013

IST Austria Assistant Professor named as HFSP grantee

Tobias Bollenbach, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) since 2010, has been awarded a Program Grant of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). This grant supports new collaborations among...

March 28, 2013

“Yes, MADM”

According to Gregor Mendel, we can thank our mother and father equally for the way we turn out, as their genes contribute to our genetic make-up in an equal manner. This is, however, not so for a specific set of genes which display “genomic...

March 21, 2013

Mapping blank spots in the cheeseboard maze

During learning, novel information is transformed into memory through the processing and encoding of information in neural circuits. In a recent publication in Neuron, IST Austria Professor Jozsef Csicsvari, together with his collaborator David Dupret...

March 19, 2013

German ambassador visits IST Austria

The German ambassador to Austria, Detlev Rünger, together with the counsellor for economic affairs, Wolfgang Wendl, today visited IST Austria. President Thomas Henzinger informed them about the status and the perspectives of the institute. This was followed by a meeting with German...

March 16, 2013

IST Austria congratulates Zeilinger on ÖAW Presidency

IST Austria congratulates Anton Zeilinger, vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of IST Austria, for his election to President of the OeAW.  President Thomas A. Henzinger: "As President of IST Austria and  member of the Academy, I congratulate Anton warmly, thank him for accepting this important task and wish him...

March 14, 2013

“When the moon hits the eye…”

Not only beauty but also reality lies in the eye of the beholder – according to two recent papers by Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) professor Gašper Tkačik with his collaborators. Two quite similar visual scenes can...

March  5, 2013

French ambassador tours IST Austria

On March 4, 2013, the French ambassador to Austria, Stéphane Gompertz, paid a visit to IST Austria. President Thomas Henzinger gave a presentation outlining the current status and future developments of the research institute. Accompanied by science attaché Jean Luc Stephan,...