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With more than 50 research groups, covering a large range of subjects from molecular evolution to organismal behavior and ecology, Vienna is a hot spot of evolutionary research. evolVienna provides the communication platform for the groups distributed over several universities and research institutes, and serves as a guide for students and visitors to our people, locations, research fields, courses, and open positions. Read more


“Citizen Science Project” CoKoNet (Corona Kontakt Netzwerk)

Posted on March 30th, 2020 | News

IST Austria has launched a “Citizen Science Project”, inviting everyone above 14 to contribute to a collective diary to to study the collective behavioural changes of our society in response to the Corona crisis. The aim of this CoKoNet (Corona Kontakt Netzwerk) project is to collect high quality data to analyse the changes of our social interaction networks during the spread of the epidemic and beyond.

The data are collected by a recurrent online survey – the diary entries of all participants – and analysed – of course anonymously – as part of the graduate education of IST Austria. The results will be brought back to the public as part of the Science Communication and Education programme of IST Austria in school workshops and public talks. Moreover, each participant will receive his/her personal Corona Contact Network diary in forms of graphs!

We think this is the time to show the value of basic research to the public and how we can learn as a society from the current challenges by creating transparent data, analysing them with our high scientific standards and making them public again.

Please feel free to contribute to the survey yourself at cokonet.ist.ac.at and to distribute it to your peers, friends and family across all age classes!

The IST Austria Science Communication & Education Team

Workshop: Mathematical Models in Biology

Posted on February 20th, 2020 | Events, News

PDE & Stochastic Approaches
April 20-22, 2020 Read more

Upcoming Events

  • IST Seminar: Stéphane Boissinot - NYU Abu Dhabi, AE
    May 27, 2020 - 12:30

    Population genomics of transposable elements in vertebrates

    EvoLunch, IST Austria

  • Seminar: Manolis Lirakis - Vetmeduni Vienna, AT
    June 2, 2020 - 17:00

    Retrogene emergence rates in two Drosophila species

    Evolution Seminar Series, Vetmeduni Vienna

  • IST Seminar: Emily Dittmar - Univ. of Georgia, US
    June 3, 2020 - 13:30


    EvoLunch, IST Austria

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