November 15, 2013

NEOS visit IST Austria

Today, Nikolaus Scherak (3rd from left) of the NEOS was the first member of the newly elected parliament to visit IST Austria. Accompanied by his aide, Andreas Schwarzenbrunner (2nd from left) Scherak who has just completed his law studies at Vienna university...

November 14, 2013

Josef Pröll visits IST Austria

Yesterday, Josef Pröll, president of the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Society (LBG), paid IST Austria a visit. Accompanied by Claudia Lingner, the managing director of LBG, Pröll was briefed by Tom Henzinger and Georg Schneider on the recent developments and the future plans. Pröll currently also...

November 10, 2013

Healing powers

How do cells spread to cover and close a wound? A team of researchers led by IST Austria Professor Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, including first author Pedro Campinho, PhD student in the Heisenberg group, publishes new insights into epithelial cell spreading in

November  7, 2013

Dieter Imboden visits IST Austria

Yesterday afternoon, Dieter Imboden, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Austrian Agency for Funding Science FWF, paid a visit to the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. President Thomas Henzinger welcomed him and took him on an extensive tour across the campus including the Raiffeisen Lecture Hall, the...

October  8, 2013

Preparing for the future

From left: Roshan Prizak, Kristóf Zoltán Huszár, Dámaris Ketinó Rangel Guerrero, Ximena Contreras, Isabella Tomanek, Alexander Zimin This fall, 29 new students enrolled at IST Austria’s Graduate School, bringing the total number of students at IST Austria to 81. The students of...

October  3, 2013

Seat reservations in the developmental stage

For a head to become a head, and a tail a tail, cells in a developing embryo need to make decisions and adopt proper fates depending on where in the embryo they are located. How precisely cells can “find out” which position...

October  1, 2013

Michael Sixt promoted to Professor at IST Austria

As of October 1, 2013, Michael Sixt will be promoted to Professor at IST Austria. This is the result of the tenure evaluation which took place in summer 2013. The cell biologist is the first Assistant Professor at IST Austria to have...

September 17, 2013

Modulating growth patterns

Unlike in animals, postembryonic development in plants is highly flexible and allows them to modulate their growth patterns in response to external signals or as part of endogenous developmental programs. IST Austria professor Jiři Friml together with other colleagues has identified a...

August 13, 2013

Secret, safe and succinct

Krzysztof Pietrzak, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, together with Eike Kitz and Mario Szegedy presents a new scheme for the design of provably secure digital signatures that are shorter and therefore more compact than previously possible. The team of scientists presents their...

July 22, 2013

Simulations in Tinseltown

In this liquid simulation, commonly used models for animation dissolve in splashes and waves. (© Ryoichi Ando) Disneyland seems an unlikely venue for a scientific conference but the home of Mickey, Donald and Captain Jack Sparrow is where IST Austria professor Chris...