June  9, 2013

Powerful reseach party

Yesterday approx. 1000 people took the opportunity to visit the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in Maria Gugging/Klosterneuburg in sunny weather. The scientists set up research islands and organized lab tours to present their work in an easy-to-understand way, inviting the visitors...

June  6, 2013

Enabling Synergies – Science Industry Talk 2013

Hermann Hauser put it bluntly: ”You have no history of 800 years – that is your advantage.“ This was one of many suggestions stated at this year’s Science Industry Talk, jointly organized by the Association of Austrian Industries Industriellenvereinigung (IV) and the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST...

May 27, 2013

Innovative Partnership

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) and the Institute of Science and Technology Austria are inviting you to the panel of international experts on “Partners in Innovation: Synergies between Industry and Basic Research” . The discussion, scheduled for 4 June at 5:00pm on the IST Austria campus in Klosterneuburg, will...

May 27, 2013

Celebrate with the scientists

IST Austria is inviting you to this year’s “Open Campus”. Scheduled for Saturday, 8 June in Maria Gugging, the event is going to provide thrilling science and smart entertainment for the whole family. In fact, it is very simple: researchers...

May 23, 2013

Heisenberg Review in this week’s edition of Cell

In this week’s edition of Cell (DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.05.008), Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Professor at IST Austria, and Yohanns Bellaiche of the Institut Curie in Paris review most recent advances in how mechanical forces function in morphogenesis and pattern formation. The...

May 15, 2013

Austrian Academy of Sciences accepts Christoph Lampert and Michael Sixt into Junge Kurie

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has elected Christoph Lampert and Michael Sixt of IST Austria into the Junge Kurie, the chapter of young scientists within the Academy. The decrees were bestowed upon them on May 15, 2013, with Federal President Heinz Fischer and Federal Minister for Science and Research...

April 25, 2013

IST Lecture: Stephen Smale “The protein folding problem via relations with patterns in data and the geometry of kernels”

Yesterday, on May 24, IST Austria had the great pleasure to welcome Stephen Smale for his IST Lecture on “The protein folding problem via relations with patterns in data and the geometry of kernels”. Smale is an American mathematician, famous for his proof...

April 25, 2013

Rising rice roots

A team of scientists including Herbert Edelsbrunner, Professor at IST Austria, and his postdoc Olga Symonova, have identified genes that control the architecture of root systems in rice. In their paper, published in the March 11 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy...

April 24, 2013

New role for salicylic acid

In a new paper published in PNAS on Tuesday, April 23, a team of researchers around Jiři Friml, now Professor at IST Austria, reports an unanticipated effect of the plant hormone salicylic acid on protein trafficking in plant cells. Their research, performed...

April  8, 2013

The Young Scientist Symposium 2013 takes shape

The concept of shape and how to deal with it touches on many areas of research, including mathematics, computer science and life science. PhD students and postdocs at  the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) are currently preparing completely independently the Young...