February 28, 2013

Next generation of scientists meets with peers in Vienna

“Birds of a feather flock together”, as the adage goes. This could well be the theme of the event organised jointly by the European Research Council (ERC), the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, and the Representation of the European Commission...

January 31, 2013

Life-long learning for visual scene understanding

Christoph Lampert’s project “Life-long learning for visual scene understanding”, funded by the European Commission through an ERC Starting Independent Researchers Grant, has now begun. This project at the interface of computer vision and machine learning aims to give computers the ability to understand visual...

January 29, 2013

Recognizing rice roots

In a publication in yesterday’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team of researchers including Herbert Edelsbrunner, Professor at IST Austria, newly identify two forms of communication important for plant root development....

January 28, 2013

IST Austria contributes to Human Brain Project

Neuroscientist and IST Austria Professor Peter Jonas is one of the three Austrian collaborators in the Human Brain Project (HBP) which was presented to the public this morning in Brussels. The Human Brain Project as one of the two flagship projects of...

January 17, 2013

Immune cells on the move are guided by touch and smell

A research paper by the group of Michael Sixt, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), published today in Science provides new insights into how immune cells find...

December 18, 2012

Two further professors join IST Austria

Today, President Thomas Henzinger announced the appointment of two further faculty members of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Björn Hof will start as Professor and Uli Wagner as Assistant Professor at the Institute in spring 2013. Hof is the first experimental...

December 13, 2012

Protected by poison: ants disinfect the colony by using own toxin

Similar to monkeys delousing each other, ants lick the body surface of their nestmates or their brood to help keep them clean. This sanitary behavior of allo-grooming is an important mechanism to prevent disease breakouts in the colony. Grooming drastically lowers the number of...

November 29, 2012

Thomas A. Henzinger reappointed as President of IST Austria

The Board of Trustees of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), in its meeting on Wednesday, November 28, has re-appointed Prof. Thomas A. Henzinger, for a second four-year term, as President of the Institute. The Board also approved...

November 28, 2012

Science Minister Töchterle visits Board of IST Austria

Following the opening of Lab Building East this afternoon on the campus of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Federal Minister for Science and Research Karlheinz Töchterle took part in the beginning of the meeting of IST Austria’s Board...

November 28, 2012

New lab building opened

In a ceremonial act this afternoon, the new laboratory building on the campus of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in Klosterneuburg was inaugurated in the presence of the Federal Minister for Science and Research, Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle,...