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Bridge professorship

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology & University of Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Anja Widdig

e-mail: anja_widdig@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
phone.: ++49 (0)341 9736 707

Curriculum Vitae

Present Position

since 01/2010Professor for Behavioral Ecology at the University Leipzig
since 01/2010 Bridging Professorship between University Leipzig (UL) and Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA)
06/2007-06/2014Group 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

10/2006-05/2007 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)
10/2004-09/2006at 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
04/2003-09/2004 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
07/2002-03/2003at 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

05/1997-07/2002 Ph.D. in Ethology
Thesis: Paternal kinship among adult female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
Supervisor: Prof. Günter Tembrock and Prof. Peter Nürnberg
10/1992-06/1996Diploma in Biology (Major in Zoology, Minor in Ethology and Ecology)
Thesis: Coalition formation among male Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus)
Supervisor: Prof. Günter Tembrock and Dr. Jürgen W. Streich
10/1990-09/1992 Undergraduate degree in Biology (Vordiplom)
(Exams: Zoology, Botany, Math, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology)

Degrees of the University of Edinburgh, UK

10/1993-09/1994Undergraduate Student
(Exams: Behavioural Ecology, Evolution and Ecology of Plants)

Referee to scientific journals or other institutions

  • American Journal of Primatology
  • American Naturalist
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • BMC Ecology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Evolutionary Anthropology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • Journal of Comparative Psychology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Nature
  • PLoS ONE
  • Primates
  • Proceeding of the Royal Society London
  • Trends in Genetics
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Leakey Foundation

Editorial Board

  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology since 2004
  • ISRN Zoology since 2010-2014
  • PLoS ONE since 2012
  • PeerJ since 2014