June  1, 2017

Mosquitoes infected with virus-suppressing bacteria could help control dengue fever

Mosquitos infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are significantly worse vectors for dengue virus, and are therefore a promising tool in fighting the disease, but how to establish and spread Wolbachia in an urban mosquito population is unclear. A study publishing on...

May 30, 2017

Largest grant ever obtained by IST Austria goes to the ISTplus postdoc program

Following a competitive, EU-wide application process, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) has succeeded in obtaining funds for an interdisciplinary, international, and intersectoral postdoc program called ISTplus. The program is funded through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND scheme and...

May 22, 2017

A Storm of Visitors at the 2017 Open Campus Day

On Sunday, IST Austria held its annual Open Campus day for the ninth time, and opened its doors to children and adults of all ages interested in science. IST Austria President Tom Henzinger’s welcoming words and the opening ceremony in...

May 22, 2017

Alliance of Austrian Science Organizations congratulates Harald Mahrer on being appointed Minister of Science

Now that Harald Mahrer has been inaugurated as the new Federal Minister for Science, Research, and Economy, the Alliance of Austrian Science Organizations is looking forward to a smooth continuation of the constructive and trusting cooperation that began during Harald Mahrer’s...

May 17, 2017

IST Austria invites public to the Open Campus 2017

  On Sunday, May 21, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) will once again open its doors to adults and children who are eager for knowledge. The Open Campus between 12 noon and 6 pm will present a...

May  4, 2017

Best Paper Award for IST Austria Cryptographers and their Collaborators

Postdoc Joël Alwen and Professor Krzysztof Pietrzak—together with their US collaborators—have been awarded the best paper award at the Eurocrypt ‘17 conference. Their prize-winning work proves the existence of “memory-hard” functions, cryptographic functions that are designed to be “egalitarian” in the...

May  4, 2017

How neurons and glia cells are created in the developing brain

Neurons and glia are the cells that make up our brain. In the cortex, the brain area that enables us to think, speak and be conscious, neurons and most glia are produced by a type of neural stem cell, called radial...

April 25, 2017

"March for Science” successfully held in Vienna

Science, not Silence! With the current political climate in the US and Europe giving cause for concern, over 1,600 people were taking to the Vienna streets last Saturday to send a strong message of support for freedom and openness in...

April 21, 2017

Same but different

Bacterial populations pose an intriguing puzzle: in so-called isogenic populations, all bacteria have the same genes, but they still behave differently, for example grow at different speeds. Researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) now solved a...

April 20, 2017

Massive Support for “March for Science”

The “March for Science” will be held in numerous cities all over the world on April 22, 2017. This initiative, which started in the United States and has since spread, aims to send a strong message of support for freedom...