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...

July 19, 2012

Minister Heinisch-Hosek visits IST Austria Campus

The Federal Minister for Woman and the Civil Service, Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, with (from left) PhD Students Sebastian Novak and Magdalena Steinrück and Postdocs Janina Kowalski and Philipp Schönenberger Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, the Federal Minister for Women and the Civil Service, today visited the...

June 15, 2012

No country for young men (if you are an ant)

In a publication appearing in the open-access journal BMC Ecology on June 15, Professor Sylvia Cremer from the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, together with researchers from the University of Regensburg, describes the rivalry between male Cardiocondyla obscurior ants.<br...

June 13, 2012

IST Student Co-author of Bert Vogelstein in Nature

Johannes Reiter, PhD Student in the group of computer scientist Krishnendu Chatterjee, is co-author of a Nature publication (appearing online June 13) by cancer scientist Prof. Bert Vogelstein, one of the world’s most highly cited scientists with currently 196,353 citations (Web...

June  8, 2012

IST Austria goes electric

Today Technology Counselor for Lower Austria Petra Bohuslav and IST President Thomas Henzinger presented the first electric vehicle of IST Austria. The Renault Kangoo will be used for transportation on campus and in Klosterneuburg. The delivery truck is...

May 30, 2012

Alexander Van der Bellen visits IST Austria

Today, Alexander Van der Bellen, Member of the Austrian Parliament for the Green Party and Vienna’s Commissioner for Universities and Research, visited IST Austria. President Thomas Henzinger welcomed him at IST Austria and introduced him to the organization of the research...

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  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...