April  7, 2017

ERC Advanced Grant for Jiři Friml

Two further ERC Advanced Grants have been awarded to professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). In total, 33 projects at IST Austria are now funded by grants from the European Research Council. Jiři Friml, who studies...

April  7, 2017

ERC Advanced Grant for Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

With two newly awarded Advanced Grants, the total number of ERC-funded projects at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) has risen to 33. Biologist Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, who has made a name for himself with his discoveries in...

March 16, 2017

Álvaro Inglés Prieto receives Spanish Biophysical Society Prize

Álvaro Inglés Prieto was awarded this year’s AntalGenics – SBE-33 Prize. The executive council of the Spanish Biophysical Society (Sociedad de Biofísica de España, SBE) has selected him based on “his excellent work on the application of diverse biophysical methods...

January 12, 2017

10 ERC grants for IST Austria in 2016

With a total of ten ERC (European Research Council) grants awarded to its professors in the year 2016, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) looks back on exceptional success in the European competition for research funding. ERC grants are considered to be the most prestigious science...

January  9, 2017

László Erdős receives Leonard Eisenbud Prize

In the 1950s, physicist Eugene Wigner, who would go on to win the Nobel Prize, was studying energy levels in atomic nuclei. Because it was not possible at that time to predict these energy levels based on fundamental physical principles, Wigner...

December 14, 2016

Two IST Austria Professors win ERC Consolidator Grants

Neuroscience has not yet found solutions to how the cerebral cortex with its multitude of cells and its sophisticated network of billions of interconnected neurons develops from stem cells and which mechanisms regulate stem cell development. IST Austria Professor Simon Hippenmeyer...

October  3, 2016

Gaia Novarino receives Simons Foundation award

IST Austria Professor Gaia Novarino has been granted a Pilot Award of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) for her project on “Probing development and reversibility of autism spectrum disorders”. Launched...

August 23, 2016

Four ERC Starting Grants for IST Austria professors

Four Assistants Professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) are to receive Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Computer scientist Bernd Bickel, mathematician Jan Maas, neuroscientist Gaia Novarino and evolutionary biologist Beatriz Vicoso secured an...

July 27, 2016

IST Austria Computer Science Professor Chris Wojtan receives prestigious ACM SIGGRAPH Award

During the annual top conference of the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) IST Austria Professor Chris Wojtan was awarded with the prestigious Significant New Researcher Award 2016. The jury based the decision...

July  7, 2016

Gaia Novarino appointed to become FENS-Kavli Scholar

Gaia Novarino’s research group at IST Austria focuses on elucidating the genetic and molecular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders. Together with her team, Gaia Novarino’s scientific work aims to identify and study genes underlying inherited forms of epilepsy associated with intellectual...

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