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...

September 24, 2012

New PhD students arrive on campus

Last week, the new intake of PhD students of the IST Austria Graduate School arrived on campus. After an introductory week, the 18 PhD students from 12 different countries will start their work in the research groups of IST Austria. For Anastasia...

September 17, 2012

Bulgarian President visits IST Austria

The President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mag. Rosen Plevneliev, and the Governor of the state of Lower Austria, Dr. Erwin Pröll, today visited the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Plevneliev is on a working visit to Austria. He is accompanied by...

September  5, 2012

Postdoc scheme launched at IST Austria

The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria is introducing the postdoctoral research fellowship scheme ‘ISTFELLOW’ to attract more outstanding postdoctoral researchers to IST Austria. The scheme is funded in part through the internationally competitive EU Framework Programme 7, in particular the...

August 23, 2012

Tense times: cortex tension sorts cells during gastrulation

Embryos take their shape during development, forming the many different body shapes we see in the animal world. The group of Carl-Philipp Heisenberg at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria studies the forces determining development of the zebrafish embryo. In...

August  1, 2012

When a bunny rabbit turns into a donut

Chris Wojtan’s group at IST Austria, together with Hao Li of Columbia University (N.Y.), will present their paper “Tracking Surfaces with Evolving Topology” at the leading computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques). Their paper is...