Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Biology, the study of life and living organisms, encompasses a range of topics—from cell biology to evolution, from genetics to development. Similarly, biology research at IST Austria covers a wide range of research areas. Biology at IST Austria is a highly interconnected research area, with many collaborations both within and outside the immediate subject area.

Neuroscientists study the nervous system to understand how our brains, and those of other animals, work. Neuroscience is a highly multidisciplinary field of science, combining physiology, molecular biology, developmental biology, and cognitive science with links to mathematics, computer science, and physics. The research backgrounds of neuroscientists at IST Austria are, accordingly, diverse.

Life Sciences at IST Austria are currently represented by:

MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF EVOLUTION

PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

RNA-BASED GENE REGULATION


SOCIAL IMMUNITY

SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE

HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL IMAGING FOR BIOLOGY


GENES, CIRCUITS, AND BEHAVIOR

DEVELOPMENTAL AND CELL BIOLOGY OF PLANTS

SYSTEMS AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY OF GENETIC NETWORKS


PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

MORPHOGENESIS IN DEVELOPMENT

GENETIC DISSECTION OF CEREBRAL CORTEX DEVELOPMENT


SYNAPTIC COMMUNICATION IN HIPPOCAMPAL MICROCIRCUITS

TISSUE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL PATTERN FORMATION


EVOLUTIONARY GENOMICS

SELF-ORGANIZATION OF PROTEIN SYSTEMS

GENETIC AND MOLECULAR BASIS OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS


STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY OF MEMBRANE PROTEIN COMPLEXES

STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY OF CELL MIGRATION AND VIRAL INFECTION

MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE


NEUROIMMUNOLOGY IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

INVASIVE MIGRATION

MORPHODYNAMICS OF IMMUNE CELLS


THEORETICAL BIOPHYSICS AND NEUROSCIENCE

SEX-CHROMOSOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION



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