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 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,...

October 30, 2012

Association of Foreign Correspondents visits IST Austria

The Association of Foreign Correspondents in Vienna yesterday paid a visit to the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). The group of 12 members reporting for media outlets in Germany, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Mongolia was welcomed by President Thomas...

October 19, 2012

Vice Chancellor Spindelegger visits IST Austria

Michael Spindelegger, Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Austria, yesterday visited the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). President Thomas Henzinger welcomed Spindelegger and gave him an overview of the development of IST Austria and the future plans. After a tour...

October 11, 2012

An extra dimension in gastrulation

An issue of Science presenting a collection of articles focusing on "Forces in Development" contains two research papers by the group of Carl-Philipp Heisenberg of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, giving new insights into the forces governing gastrulation movements in zebrafish....

October 10, 2012

Gusenbauer, Chorherr and Hemetsberger visit IST Austria

From left: W.Hemetsberger, K.Chatterjee, K.Pietrzak, H.Acar, V.Ruprecht, D.Siekhaus, A.Gusenbauer, C.Chorherr, T.Henzinger, M.Sixt "Things are possible here." That is how postdoc Verena Ruprecht (Sixt/Heisenberg group) wrapped up her description of the spirit at IST Austria in a discussion with Alfred Gusenbauer, Austria’s...

September 27, 2012

Akiko Sato of OIST visits IST Austria

Yesterday Akiko Sato, Special Assistant to CEO and President of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), finished her two-day visit to the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. After meeting Laurenz Niel, Head of Academic Affairs, Tuesday evening, she gave a...