Curriculum Vitae


1978-1984 Studies of biology, anthropology, and biophysics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
1985-1987 Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
1987-1989 Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
1989 Dissertation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
1989-1995 Deptartment of Human Ethology, Max-Planck-Society, Germany
1996-1998 Max Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology Seewiesen, Germany
since January 1999 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Dept. Primatology), Leipzig, Germany
since 2007 representative of the scientific staff of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

 

In addition to annual budgets from the Max Planck Society, funding has been obtained from the following
organizations:

1989 – 1993 multiple grants from the German Science Foundation for creating the infrastructure for long-term field research at Lomako
since 1995 multiple grants from the German Science Foundation for studies on the genetic relations of wild bonobos (collaboration with D Tautz, Munich University)
since 1997 multiple grants from the German Science Foundation for studies on sexual behaviour and endocrinology in wild and captive bonobos (collaboration with K Hodges and M Heistermann, German Primate Centre, Göttingen)
since 1999 multiple grants from the German Science Foundation for studies on the genetic variability of bonobos (collaboration with L Vigilant, MPI for Evolutionary Antropology, Leipzig)
1999 Volkswagen Foundation for studies on the pharmacological activity of bonobo food plants (collaboration with K Dibungi, Uni Kinshasa, and D. Paper Uni Regensburg)
2000 multiple grants from The Leakey Foundation for a comparative study on feeding ecology in bonobos and chimpanzees
2002 German Technical Cooperation for the development of the Salonga National Park as a resource for conservation, science and tourism
since 2005 multiple grants from the National Geographic Society for field research in Congo
2008/10 multiple grants from Primate Action Fund of Conservation International for organizing anti-poaching campaigns

 

Long-term research collaborations have been established with:

  • the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (http://www.izw-berlin.de/),
  • the Laboratory for Endocrinological Diagnostics at the Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics at Leipzig University (http://www.uni-leipzig.de/),
  • the zoos of Apenheul (NL), Berlin (G), Cologne (G), Frankfurt am Main (G), Leipzig (G), Planckendael (B), Straubing (G), and Wuppertal (G).
  • Courant-Research Center Evolution of Social Behavior, Georg August Universität Göttingen
  • Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen
  • Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp