October 19, 2012

Vice Chancellor Spindelegger visits IST Austria

Michael Spindelegger, Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Austria, yesterday visited the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). President Thomas Henzinger welcomed Spindelegger and gave him an overview of the development of IST Austria and the future plans. After a tour...

October 11, 2012

An extra dimension in gastrulation

An issue of Science presenting a collection of articles focusing on "Forces in Development" contains two research papers by the group of Carl-Philipp Heisenberg of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, giving new insights into the forces governing gastrulation movements in zebrafish....

October 10, 2012

Gusenbauer, Chorherr and Hemetsberger visit IST Austria

From left: W.Hemetsberger, K.Chatterjee, K.Pietrzak, H.Acar, V.Ruprecht, D.Siekhaus, A.Gusenbauer, C.Chorherr, T.Henzinger, M.Sixt "Things are possible here." That is how postdoc Verena Ruprecht (Sixt/Heisenberg group) wrapped up her description of the spirit at IST Austria in a discussion with Alfred Gusenbauer, Austria’s...

September 27, 2012

Akiko Sato of OIST visits IST Austria

Yesterday Akiko Sato, Special Assistant to CEO and President of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), finished her two-day visit to the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. After meeting Laurenz Niel, Head of Academic Affairs, Tuesday evening, she gave a...

September 24, 2012

New PhD students arrive on campus

Last week, the new intake of PhD students of the IST Austria Graduate School arrived on campus. After an introductory week, the 18 PhD students from 12 different countries will start their work in the research groups of IST Austria. For Anastasia...

September 17, 2012

Bulgarian President visits IST Austria

The President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mag. Rosen Plevneliev, and the Governor of the state of Lower Austria, Dr. Erwin Pröll, today visited the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Plevneliev is on a working visit to Austria. He is accompanied by...

September 13, 2012

IST Lecture: Arnold J. Levine

On September 12, IST Austria had the great pleasure to welcome Arnold J. Levine for his IST Lecture on "How does the Influenza virus escape the immune system?". Arnold J.  Levine is Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he...

September  5, 2012

Postdoc scheme launched at IST Austria

The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria is introducing the postdoctoral research fellowship scheme ‘ISTFELLOW’ to attract more outstanding postdoctoral researchers to IST Austria. The scheme is funded in part through the internationally competitive EU Framework Programme 7, in particular the...

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 22, 2012

Two further professors open up new field of research

Today, President Thomas Henzinger announced the appointment of two further faculty members of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Laszlo Erdös and Robert Seiringer join the Institute as the first mathematical physicists, adding a further research field to IST Austria....