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Prof. Dr. David Keays

Group Leader


LMU Faculty of Biology - Division of Neurobiology


Division of Neurobiology
Department Biology II
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Großhaderner Straße 2
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74802


Research Focus

Project description: The Keays laboratory is interested in the molecules, cells and circuits that allow animals to detect magnetic fields. This project will explore the molecular architecture of a neuronal circuit that encodes magnetic information within the pigeon brain. The project will exploit unpublished single-cell sequencing data to generate novel markers for magnetically responsive neurons within defined brain regions. The project will involve situ hybridisation, immunohistochemistry, and confocal microscopy. 

Must have lab skills: Previous experience in neuroscience and/or molecular biology.