May 24, 2012

Technology Transfer Office established at IST Austria

Egenhard Link has joined IST Austria as head of the newly established Technology Transfer Office. As of June 1, 2012, Link will manage the promotion and exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights derived from scientific discoveries made at the Institute. While dedicated...

May 14, 2012

Herbert Edelsbrunner becomes Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences

Herbert Edelsbrunner has been elected Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW). At the annual election meeting on May, 7 2012, when the ÖAW accepted 38 scientists from Austria and aboard, IST Austria Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner...

May  7, 2012

IST Young Scientist Symposium on Human Evolution

On May 7, 2012, the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria in Klosterneuburg staged its first ‘IST Young Scientist Symposium’. The one-day meeting, which was entirely organized by PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from IST, was dedicated to human evolution....

May  4, 2012

Herbert Edelsbrunner speaks at 6th ECM

Herbert Edelsbrunner has been invited to speak at the 6th European Congress of Mathematics (ECM) held in Kraków, July 2-7, 2012. This quadrennial general mathematical meeting is organized by the European Mathematical Society (EMS) in cooperation with local universities. The general...

April 26, 2012

MP Andrea Kuntzl visits IST Austria

Today, IST Austria welcomed Mag. Kuntzl, Member of the Austrian Parliament and spokesperson for science for the SPÖ, and Dr. August Reschreiter at IST Austria.  President Thomas Henzinger, together with Arnold Schmidt, Vice-chair of the Scientific Board, and Managing Director...

April 19, 2012

First IST Young Scientist Symposium on Human Evolution

Human evolution is a process of constant changes and adaptations. Likewise, scientific research on this topic is continuously developing as well and news such as the discovery of the Denisovan hominid (2010), or more recently the ‘Red Deer Cave people’ (March...

April 13, 2012

IST Lecture: Hannah Monyer “Studying Interneurons at the Cellular and Network Level"

On April 12, 2012 IST Austria had the pleasure to welcome Hannah Monyer for an IST Lecture. Prof. Monyer is Head of the Department of Clinical Neurobiology and the Interdisciplinary Center of Neurosciences of the University of Heidelberg and has received a...

April  4, 2012

Micro-infections promote social vaccination in ant societies

In their research article "Social Transfer of Pathogenic Fungus Promotes Active Immunisation in Ant Colonies", published April 3 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology, the research team of Prof. Sylvia Cremer at the Institute of Science and...

March 29, 2012

Prestigious HFSP awards for IST Austria Professors

Gašper Tkačik and Harald Janovjak, both Assistant Professors at IST Austria, are awarded grants from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) in the 2012 award round. HFSP is a funding program for frontier research in the life sciences, managed by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) based in...

March  4, 2012

New insight in dendritic computation

The human brain is comprised of approx. 10 billion neurons with a vast array of different functions. Communication between neurons occurs at specialized sites of contact, so called synapses, at which electrical signals are transformed into chemical signals and transmitted from the...