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  Martin Schmelz   Curriculum Vitae 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

07/2013 – present

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and University of Leipzig, Germany

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Michael Tomasello: "Social Cognition in Chimpanzees"

Co-supervisor of Ph.D. candidate M. Sc. Katja Karg (with Dr. Josep Call and Prof. Dr. Michael Tomasello)

01/2009 – 06/2013

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and University of Leipzig, Germany

Ph.D. at the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Michael Tomasello and Dr. Josep Call: "Theory of Mind in Chimpanzees: new insights by means of a competitive paradigm"

Evaluators: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar, Prof. Dr. Anja Widdig and Prof. Dr. Michael Tomasello

10/2001 – 11/2007

University of Bielefeld and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany

Diplom at the Department of Animal Behaviour in Bielefeld and the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology in Leipzig under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Fritz Trillmich and Prof. Dr. Michael Tomasello: "Social Cognition in Apes: Spite and Costly Punishment in Bonobos (Pan paniscus) and Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)"

Majors in Animal Behaviour, Animal Morphology and Phylogeny, Ecology and Geography

 

Research experience

Since 07/2013

Postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig

01/2009 – 06/2013

Ph.D. candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig

04/2008 – 12/2008 Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig
09/2006 – 03/2008 Student assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig
02/2006 – 05/2006 Intern at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig
09/2005 – 10/2005 Freelance ethological observations of the gorillas in Tiergarten Heidelberg, including data entry and analysis
09/2004 – 02/2005 Intern at Zoo Barcelona: ethological observations of the gorillas, including data entry and analysis

 

Funding and awards

07/2013 – present

Postdoctoral fellowship from the Max Planck Society

01/2010 – 06/2013

Ph.D. funding from the Initiative for Evolutionary Biology of the Volkswagenstiftung

01/2009 – 12/2009 Ph.D. fellowship from the Ev. Studienwerk Villigst
12/2007

3rd prize in Student Poster Competition for poster presentation at the 6th Göttinger Freilandtage in Göttingen, Germany: “Mercy for peanuts? Costly Punishment in Chimpanzees”

09/2004 – 02/2005 Leonardo da Vinci scholarship funding for internship at the Zoo Barcelona