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...

February 22, 2012

Future of IST Austria secured

Today, Federal Minister of Finance, Dr. Maria Fekter, Federal Minister of Science and Research, Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle, and the Governor of Lower Austria, Dr. Erwin Pröll, announced the agreement on the further development of the top research institution Institute of Science...

February 14, 2012

French attaché tours IST Austria

Jean-Luc Steffan, attaché for science and university cooperation at the French embassy in Vienna, and his colleague Maxime Enderli, commissioner for science and technology, today visited the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. Laurenz Niel, head of academic affairs, and...

January 27, 2012

Tom Henzinger receives honorary doctorate

IST President Thomas A. Henzinger is today granted an honorary doctorate from Université Joseph Fourier. Farid Ouabdesselam, President of the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, will confer the honorary doctorates to him and six other international scientists for their academic achievements....

January 17, 2012

Swiss delegation visits IST Austria

On Tuesday, January 17, the Ambassador to Switzerland, Dr. Urs Breiter, and the Attache for Science, Ms. Anna Ifkovits Horner, paid a visit to the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria.  After welcoming them on the campus Dr. Laurenz...

December  2, 2011

Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam visits IST Austria

On Friday, December 2, the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Prof. Nguyen Thien Nhan, and the Vietnamese Ambassador to Austria, Mr. Thiep Nguyen, visited the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. After welcoming them on the campus Managing Director Gerald Murauer...

December  1, 2011

Two new Professors to join IST Austria

President Thomas Henzinger today announced the appointment of two further group leaders. Simon Hippenmeyer will join IST Austria as Assistant Professor and Ryuichi Shigemoto as Professor. Both will join the dynamically growing neuroscience cluster currently consisting of Peter Jonas, Jozsef Csicsvari and Gasper Tkacik. Hippenmeyer will start working in Klosterneuburg...

November 30, 2011

IST Austria introduces Donor Club

From left: IST President Thomas Henzinger, Dr. Claus J. Raidl (Chairman of the Board of Trustees of IST Austria), DI Dr. Walter Böhme (OMV AG, Head of Science and Innovation), Dr. Walter Rothensteiner (Raiffeisen Zentralbank, Chairman of the Board of Management), Dr....