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Anja Widdig
 

Curriculum vitae

Present position

  • since 1/2010 Full Professor for Behavioral Ecology at the University Leipzig

  • since 1/2010 Bridging Professorship between University Leipzig (UL) and Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA)

  • 6/2007-125/2013 Group leader of the Junior Research Group of Primate Kin Selection at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology, Leipzig. This group is an Emmy-Noether Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

 

Postdoctoral projects

  • 10/2006-5/2007 Guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology, with a transition grant as an Emmy Noether Fellow of the German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • 10/2004-9/2006 at the Caribbean Primate Research Center, University Puerto Rico
    Research Project: Mechanisms of paternal kin discrimination in primates
    Supervisor: Prof. Susan Alberts, Duke University Durham, NC, USA
  • 4/2003-9/2004 at the Institute of Medical Genetics Humboldt University Berlin
    Research Project: Consequences of group fission for the patterns of relatedness
    Supervisor: Prof. Michael Krawczak, University Kiel, Germany
  • 7/2002-3/2003 at the Institute of Medical Genetics, Humboldt University Berlin
    Research Project: Male reproductive skew in male rhesus macaques
    Supervisor: Prof. Peter Nürnberg, Humboldt University Berlin

 

Degrees of the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

  • Ph.D. in Ethology 5/1997-7/2002
    Thesis: Paternal kinship among adult female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta )
    Supervisor: Prof. G ü nter Tembrock and Prof. Peter Nürnberg
  • Diploma in Biology 10/1992-6/1996 (Major in Zoology, Minor in Ethology and Ecology)
    Thesis: Coalition formation among male Barbary macaques ( Macaca sylvanus)
    Supervisor: Prof. Gü nter Tembrock and Dr. Jü rgen W. Streich
  • Undergraduate degree in Biology (Vordiplom) 10/1990-9/1992 (Exams: Zoology, Botany, Math, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology)

 

Degrees of the University of Edinburgh, UK

  • Under-graduate Student 10/1993-9/1994 (Exams: Behavioural Ecology, Evolution and Ecology of Plants)

 

Referee to scientific journals or other institutions

  • Proceeding of the Royal Society London
  • American Journal of Primatology
  • American Naturalist
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Trends in Genetics
  • Journal of Comparative Psychology
  • Primates
  • NSF
  • Leakey Foundation
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • European Research Council (ERC)

 

Editorial Board

  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology since 2004
  • ISRN Zoology since 2010
  • PLoS ONE since 2012

 

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