International IST Doctoral Program

Project Period: 2015-10-01 – 2020-09-30
Externally Funded
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is an English language PhD-granting research institute with focus on basic research in the natural and mathematical sciences. ISTScholar offers PhD training in biology, neuroscience, computer science, mathematics, physics and relevant interdisciplinary areas. The program is divided into two distinct phases: Phase 1 is dedicated to course work and rotations. The curriculum is designed to provide a foundation both broad and deep enough to support thesis research across a wide spectrum of cutting-edge research problems. Students have to fulfill a breadth requirement by taking courses outside their own field. Throughout the courses, interdisciplinary approaches will be encouraged through the formation of mixed teams of students. The translation between vocabularies in different disciplines will be emphasized. Students will not be directly affiliated to any research group, but will be supported through a mentor during the first phase. This uncommitted period offers the student the opportunity to work closely with several professors and make an informed choice about his or her future career path. Phase 2 is the period in which the student will primarily work on completing a thesis project. The scientific training will be accompanied by the Career Development Program. Workshop topics include science communication, career planning, time and self-management, and interpersonal skills. ISTScholar therefore offers courses in teaching didactics and there is a teaching requirement for all students. Intersectoral exposure will be guaranteed through the ISTInnovation program with workshops and talks to help translate research findings into innovations. The aim of ISTScholar is to educate a new generation of researchers who are able to approach scientific questions from different angles and are fluent in the languages of both the experimental sciences and analytical sciences.
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13 Publications

2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1206   OA
Libration of strongly oriented polar molecules inside a superfluid
E. Redchenko, M. Lemeshko, ChemPhysChem 17 (2016) 3649–3654.
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6521   OA
Targeting microglia with lentivirus and AAV: Recent advances and remaining challenges
M.E. Maes, G. Colombo, R. Schulz, S. Siegert, Neuroscience Letters 707 (2019).
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6627   OA View | Files available | DOI | PubMed | Europe PMC
2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6194
The entorhinal cognitive map is attracted to goals
C.N. Boccara, M. Nardin, F. Stella, J. O’Neill, J.L. Csicsvari, Science 363 (2019) 1443–1447.
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6442   OA
Fundamental solutions for water wave animation
C. Schreck, C. Hafner, C.J. Wojtan, ACM Transactions on Graphics 38 (n.d.).
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 415   OA
Effect of a magnetic field on molecule–solvent angular momentum transfer
W. Rzadkowski, M. Lemeshko, The Journal of Chemical Physics 148 (2018).
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6419   OA
An experimental assay of the interactions of amino acids from orthologous sequences shaping a complex fitness landscape
V. Pokusaeva, D.R. Usmanova, E.V. Putintseva, L. Espinar, K. Sarkisyan, A.S. Mishin, N.S. Bogatyreva, D. Ivankov, A. Akopyan, S. Avvakumov, I.S. Povolotskaya, G.J. Filion, L.B. Carey, F. Kondrashov, PLoS Genetics 15 (2019) e1008079.
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2018 | Conference Paper | IST-REx-ID: 6589   OA
The convergence of sparsified gradient methods
D.-A. Alistarh, T. Hoefler, M. Johansson, N.H. Konstantinov, S. Khirirat, C. Renggli, in:, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 31, Neural information processing systems, 2018, pp. 5973–5983.
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2018 | Conference Paper | IST-REx-ID: 297   OA
Strategy representation by decision trees in reactive synthesis
T. Brázdil, K. Chatterjee, J. Kretinsky, V. Toman, in:, Springer, 2018, pp. 385–407.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 76   OA
Near-optimal self-stabilising counting and firing squads
C. Lenzen, J. Rybicki, Distributed Computing (2018).
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 994   OA
Fingerprints of angulon instabilities in the spectra of matrix-isolated molecules
I. Cherepanov, M. Lemeshko, Physical Review Materials 1 (2017).
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1912
The notochord breaks bilateral symmetry by controlling cell shapes in the Zebrafish laterality organ
J. Compagnon, V. Barone, S. Rajshekar, R. Kottmeier, K. Pranjic-Ferscha, M. Behrndt, C.-P.J. Heisenberg, Developmental Cell 31 (2014) 774–783.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 134   OA
Water surface wavelets
S. Jeschke, T. Skrivan, M. Mueller Fischer, N. Chentanez, M. Macklin, C.J. Wojtan, ACM Transactions on Graphics 37 (2018) 94.
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