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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


04/2013-current PhD student at the University of Leipzig in collaboration with the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (MPI EVA)
Dissertation title: Chemical signalling in chimpanzees
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anja Widdig (University of Leipzig)
10/2010-09/2012 Master of Science in Biology (with focus on Ecology and Behavioural Ecology in Primates)
Thesis title: "Method development to assess olfactory profiles via GC-MS analysis in the great apes"
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anja Widdig (University of Leipzig)
10/2007-09/2010 Bachelor of Science in Biology
Thesis title: Beschreibung und Vergleich des Paarungsverhaltens zweier Deroceras-Arten (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Agriolimacidae) aus Malta
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Willi Xylander (Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz)

Work experience

02/2008–09/2012 Student Assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Conduction and assistance of observational and experimental behavioural studies in great apes (Pan troglodytes verus, Pan paniscus, Gorilla gorilla gorilla, Pongo abelii),
management of enrichment programme for great apes
management of photo database
maintaining tours and lectures for pupils, students and guests
09/2012-10/2012 Research Assistant at the University of Leipzig
Assistance in conducting acoustic experiments with rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
on Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico
under the supervision of Dr. Dana Pfefferle