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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Curriculum Vitae

NameAnna Preis
CitizenshipGermany

Education

2012 - present

PhD Student at International Max Planck Research School, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

Dissertation: Proximate mechanisms of conflict management in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus).
Supervisors: Dr. Roman Wittig, Dr Catherine Crockford and Dr. Tobias Deschner

2009

Biology diploma (Masters equivalent) at MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

Titel of thesis: Androgen levels in serum and urine of east African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii).

Supervisors:
Dr. Tobias Deschner MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Heinrich, Georg August University Goettingen, Germany

2003 - 2009

Study of Biology, Georg August University Goettingen, Germany

Main subjects: Zoology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Conservation

Work and Field Experience

2011 - 2012

Parc National de Loango, Gabon

Field Research Assistant: Habituation of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes). Behavioral and camera trap (long term monitoring and tool use) data collection.

2009 - 2010

Research Assistant: Endocrinology Lab at MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, run by Dr. Tobias Deschner.

Extraction of steroids in wild chimpanzee and bonobo urine samples and analyses of LC-MS results.

2008

Student Assistant at MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Dr. Gottfried Hohmann

Literature research and data management.

2007

University Field Trip: La Foret des Singes – Rocamadur, France

Subject: Aggression and reconciliation in adult male Macaca sylvanus. Supervisors: Prof Dr. Julia Fischer, Dr. Kurt Hammerschmidt.

2006

Lajuma Research Centre, South Africa

Subject: Feeding ecology of Sykes Monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis). Supervisor: Dr. Ian Gaigher

Field of expertise/Range of methods

Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)

Extraction and analyses of steroid hormones from urine and serum of chimpanzees and bonobo urine, especially gonadal and adrenal androgens, as well as glucocorticoids.

Enzyme-Immunoassays (EIA): 

  • Testosterone (urine and serum)
  • Cortisol (urine and serum)
  • Oxytocin (urine)