Moves & Milestones

bridges vol. 17, April 2008 / News from the Network: Austrian Researchers Abroad

In its "moves & milestones" section, bridges presents career steps and other outstanding events in the professional lives of Austrian scientists and scholars in the US and Canada.

Angelika Amon
Angelika AmonAmerican Society for Microbilogy, ©Angelika Amon was honored with a National Academy of Sciences Award in molecular biology in January 2008.

Amon is an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor at the department of biology and David Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The prize was awarded "for groundbreaking studies that have provided insight into the mechanism of the central process of chromosome segregation and the regulation of segregation".

To learn more about Angelika Amon and her research please visit or read the in-depth portrait of Angelika Amon, published in bridges vol. 9 at index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=583.

Thomas Bugnyar
Thomas BugnyarThomas Bugnyaran associate researcher at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna, recently won the Young Scientist Award 2007.

His research focuses on social intelligence in animals, with a special interest in the possibility of convergent cognitive evolution between primates and ravens. Previously, an Erwin Schroedinger grant allowed him to spend some time researching this topic at the University of Vermont and he also worked temporarily as a lecturer at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Please visit for more information on Thomas Bugnyar. A German press-release regarding the young scientist award is available at

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