Christian Keysers#


Christian Keysers
Email:c.keysers 'at' nin.knaw.nl
Membership Number:4303
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:ckeysers
Homepage: http://www.nin.knaw.nl




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 – now Department Head, Social Brain Lab, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN), Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [tenured]
  • 2014 – now Full Prof. for Social Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands [tenured]
  • 2007 – 2014 Full Prof. for the Social Brain, University Medical Center and University of Groningen, The Netherlands [tenured]
  • 2007 – 2010 Scientific Director, BCN NeuroImaging Centre, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 2005 – 2007 Associate Prof., Scientific Director, BCN NeuroImaging Centre, University Medical Center and University of Groningen, The Netherlands [tenure track]
  • 2004 – 2005 Assistant Professor, BCN NeuroImaging Centre, University of Groningen, Netherlands [tenure track]
  • 2000 – 2004 PostDoc, Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Italy [fellowship] Post-doctoral fellow with G. Rizzolatti investigating the mirror system in monkeys and humans.

Fields of Scholarship
  • The neural basis of action understanding
  • The neural basis of empathy
  • Social neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging
  • Electrophysiology

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 VICI grant of the NWO (1.5M€)
  • 2015 Elected member of the Advisory Group for Future and Emerging Technologies (H2020)
  • 2014 Elected to the Board of the Young Academy of Europe
  • 2013 Elected Member to the Young Academy of Europe
  • 2012 ERC consolidator grant (1780k€)
  • 2012 IPPY prize Best Independent Science Book 2012 for the book the Empathic Brain
  • 2005 Researcher of the Year Award of the UMCG (100k€)
  • 2005 Marie Curie Excellence Grant (1.4M€)
  • 2004 VIDI Grant of the NWO (1M€)
  • 2004 Marie Curie Excellence Award for outstanding research (50k€)
  • 2012 – now Member of Editorial Board, Phil Trans Royal Soc B
  • 2006 – now Associate Editor of the journal Social Neuroscience
  • 2007 – now Associate Editor of the journal Social Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience

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