Kaya Akyüz

University Assistant (pre doc)

Tel: +43-1-4277-49609

eMail: kaya.akyuez@univie.ac.at


Kaya Akyüz is a university assistant (uni:docs) at the Department of Science and Technology Studies since October 2016. He has studied molecular biology and genetics (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. During his master’s study and research internships at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster and Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna he contributed to various research projects with focus on fundamental biological mechanisms as well as a neurodegenerative disease. His interests in sociological analysis of science lead him to the PhD program in Science Studies at the University of Vienna, which he began in 2015.

Current Research Interests

Whether our political behavior is determined by our genome may sound controversial, but researchers from different disciplines are looking for answers to this question. Kaya’s doctoral research focuses on genopolitics (genetics of political behavior) and is an analysis of the dynamics in trying to make a new research field. The scientific developments under the title “genetics of social behavior” as well as the survey coupled genetics research and methods are of further interest.

Selected Publications

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Ozes, B., Sivaci, M., Akyuz, K., Durmus, H., Deymeer, F., Oflazoglu, P.,... Battaloglu, E. (2015). Genetic survey of a large cohort of CMT patients from Turkey revealed equal frequencies of CMT1A duplication and HNPP deletion. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 20(2), 205-205.


Okamoto, Y., Goksungur, M. T., Pehlivan, D., Beck, C. R., Gonzaga-Jauregui, C., Muzny, D. M.,... Lupski, J. R. (2014). Exonic duplication CNV of NDRG1 associated with autosomal-recessive HMSN-Lom/CMT4D. Genetics in Medicine, 16(5), 386-394. DOI: 10.1038/gim.2013.155