August 16, 2017

Science Camp for teenagers at IST Austria

In cooperation with the IST Austria and the township of Klosterneuburg, the Lower Austrian Talent Academy offers young people a rich variety of activities during the Science Camp "Top Models in Science". At the science camp, which will take place from...

August 14, 2017

IST Austria expands to include chemistry

Chemistry is what connects life sciences with the physical sciences – two of the major research fields that have been represented on campus for several years now. With the hiring of a first chemistry professor, the Institute of Science and...

August 10, 2017

Two new professors to join IST Austria

Several new professors will join the Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria) in fall 2017. Among them are Fyodor Kondrashov and Edouard Hannezo, both of whom will move to campus in September. Fyodor Kondrashov obtained his PhD in biology...

August  9, 2017

One year of Erasmus+ at IST Austria

In the summer of 2016, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) received an Erasmus+ grant for the staff training mobility program within Europe. A look back on the first year of staff training mobility reveals the...

August  7, 2017

IST Austria and Lansdowne Partners Launch Advanced Technology Seed Fund

While business angel activity has grown over recent years and a range of government grants are now available, institutional equity investors addressing the seed and early stage segments are still rare in Austria. Signing an agreement to...

August  4, 2017

First call for ISTplus postdocs now open

Earlier this year, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) obtained a grant in the framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program to co-fund an interdisciplinary postdoc program. Worth 4.6 million euros, this grant...

July 28, 2017

The role of immune cells in childhood dementia

Dementia is commonly thought of as a disease of advanced age. But around 50,000 children worldwide suffer from a form of childhood dementia, called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL). This group of inherited neurodegenerative disorders strikes children from early childhood. Loss of...

July 26, 2017

Significant New Researcher Award of ACM SIGGRAPH goes to Bernd Bickel

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) has announced IST Austria professor Bernd Bickel as the 2017 recipient of the Significant New Researcher Award. Established in 2001, the SIGGRAPH Significant New...

July 25, 2017

No gene is an island

Bacterial colonies with a fluorescent reporter protein appearing on tetracycline plates over three days (left to right). Image Credit: Magdalena Steinrück Genes do not exist in isolation. Like beads on a string, they sit next to each other on long...

July 17, 2017

150 students from the Vienna Children’s University visit IST Austria

Participants of the first excursion of the Vienna Children’s University to IST Austria. Image credit: Kinderbüro/Joseph Krpelan Why is one ant different from another? How do animals adjust to different habitats like the desert, water, or the jungle, and why do...