May 18, 2016

Laszlo Erdös becomes external member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

IST Austria Professor Laszlo Erdös has been appointed external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. At the last election meeting, held every three years, he was elected member of the mathematics section. The Academicians’ Assembly admitted altogether 80 new members,...

May 13, 2016

Neuroscientists discover new learning rule for pattern completion

“Fire together, wire together” is the famous abridged version of the Hebbian rule. It states that neurons in the brain adapt during the learning process, a mechanism which is called neuronal plasticity. Hebb’s theory dates back to the 1940s and subsequent...

May  4, 2016

IST Austria Professor receives Human Frontier Science Program grant

Martin Loose, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, was awarded with the Young Investigator grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). The grant is worth $1.35 million in total for four research teams and a duration of three years. The project...

April 25, 2016

Red Light controls signaling in human cells

Optogenetics now enables the development of new methods that can be used like light switches to turn on and off specific processes in cells. Optogenetic methods are based on the isolation and modification of light-sensitive proteins in a first step and...

April 21, 2016

Long Night of Research at IST Austria

IST Austria will be turning into a meeting place for science and society on April 22, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. As the regional hub for the nationwide “Long Night of Research”, the Klosterneuburg-based institute will be hosting a total of 15 stations...

April 12, 2016

IST Austria supports OA2020 Initiative

IST Austria is committed to Open Access as expressed in the Institute’s Open Access policy. Therefore it was a logical step to sign the “Expression of Interest in the Large-scale Implementation of Open Access to Scholarly Journals” as part of the...

April 12, 2016

Cyber-physical systems bring technological progress to next level

The physical world contains many man-made artifacts that predate microelectronics. In the previous century, such artifacts as buildings, transportation vehicles and vessels, household and medical devices were mechanical and electrical objects, made from concrete, plastics, and metals. Today all of them...

April  8, 2016

Three further ERC Advanced Grants for IST Austria Professors

Three scientists at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria) are to receive the prestigious Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Neuroscientists Peter Jonas and Ryuichi Shigemoto as well as physicist Robert Seiringer secured an award each with...

April  5, 2016

Long-term response to selection predictable regardless of genetic architecture

In their latest publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Tiago Paixao, Postdoc, and Nick Barton, Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria addressed the...

March 30, 2016

Cyber-Physical Systems: the entire world is turning smart

Today computer software controls airbags in cars, the temperature of buildings and the timing of cardiac pacemakers. Software and physical components are increasingly integrated into network systems—so-called "Cyber-Physical Systems" (CPS)—for solving problems....