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  Anke F. Schirmer (née Bullinger)    Curriculum Vitae 

Curriculum Vitae


Education

since 06/12 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology , Leipzig (D)
Postdoctoral researcher  at the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology under the supervision of Prof. M. Tomasello: "Cooperation and Communication in Primates"
09/08-06/12 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology , Leipzig (D)
Ph.D. at the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology under the supervision of Prof. M. Tomasello: "Unable or Unwilling? Cognitive and Motivational Foundations of Collaborative Activities in Primates"
10/02-12/07 Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (D)
Diplom (German Master’s Degree) in Biology with majors in Behavioural Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology, Cognitive Science, Ecology, Evolution and Molecular Biology
08/99-07/00 Stoneleigh-Burnham-School, Greenfield, MA (USA)
Junior Year at an independent secondary school
08/93-06/02 Kardinal-von-Galen-Gymnasium, Münster (D)

 

Research Career

since 02/07 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (D) Researcher: preparing and conducting behavioural studies with apes and human children
10/06-01/07
07/02-08/02
Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center (WKPRC), Leipzig (D) Internship: data collection, data evaluation, preparing and conducting behavioural studies with apes
08/2006 Summer-Academy of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Salem (D):
Ethological work on Barbary Macaques (with Dr. W. Kaumanns and Prof. M. Singh)
10/05-03/07 Academic Kollegs of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes Member of Neuro- und Psycho-Sciences under the direction of Prof. G. Roth in Kleve (D) (10/05), Bonn (D) (04/06), Cologne (D) (10/06) and Bonn (D) (03/07)
09/04-03/05 Africam Safari, Puebla (MEX)
Internship in the Ethology Department: projects in enrichment, data collection and data evaluation
06/01-07/01 Covance Laboratories GmbH, Münster (D)
Internship in comprehensive contract research: projects in Toxicology, Pathology and Histology
03/99 Veterinary Clinic R. Gövert, Münster (D)
Internship at a veterinary clinic for domestic and farm animals

 

Field Work Experience

04/10-07/10 Research at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Uganda)

 

Funding

since 11/11 Post-doctoral Fellowship of the Max-Planck-Society
08/11-10/11 Doctoral Fellowship of the Max-Planck-Society
08/08-07/11 Doctoral Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)
01/03-03/08 Student Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)
1999-2000 Fellowship of ASSIST for a year abroad at an American independent secondary school

 

Awards

03/2010 Best Poster Award at the 5th EHBEA Conference, Wroclaw (PL)
2002 Jugend forscht: Essay in Biology about the behaviour of horses and their way of communicating with human-beings (2nd prize and special prize of the Allwetterzoo, Münster)
2000-2001 German History Essay Competition under the patronage of the German Federal President: “Used – loved – killed. Animals in our history” (4th prize)

 

Professional memberships

since 2006 Member of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie
Member of the International Primatological Society