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David Keays elected into the “Young Academy” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences ÖAW


22 Apr 2015
David Keays

In this year’s election meeting on April 22, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) appointed seven new members to the “Young Academy”. Among them is IMP Group Leader David Keays, a neurobiologist who is currently investigating neuronal migration in the brain and magnetoreception in birds. The new members will officially receive their degrees during a ceremony on October 15.

The Young Academy forms the third pillar of the Academy's learned society, in addition to the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. It is comprised of up to 70 excellent young scientists from all disciplines below 45 years of age. Membership lasts for eight years. The Young Academy was installed in 2007/08 with the aim to advance interdisciplinary research and to identify innovative research areas.