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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 - 299

Curriculum Vitae

Professional and public service

Ad hoc reviewer:


  • Behaviour
  • Folia Primatologica
  • Behavioural Processes
  • Animal cognition
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Psychological Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Grant applications:

  • The Leakey Foundation (Award check no. 2507)
  • Basler Stiftung für biologische Forschung
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (PBSKP3_145844)
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation (Gr. 8914)
  • National Geographic Research Grant (GEFNE119-14)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (GA1427)

Collaboration with visual artist Emanuel Mathias on a project named "The Primatologist archive"


2006 –2011PhD student at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Dissertation title: Dominance, competition and cooperation in bonobos: a male perspective
2009Diploma in Secondary and Higher Education
2005 Studies in Secondary and Higher Education
2003 Diploma work at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Thesis title: Ovarian development, dominance and the determintion of future queens in a primitively eusocial wasp (Ropalidia marginata)
1999 –2002 Studies in Zoology, University of Zürich
1996 –1998 Basic Studies in Biology, University of Zürich

Work experience

2004 Local administrator of MPI research field site in Kongo (DRC)
2005/06Biology teacher at KZO (Highschool Zürcher Oberland)
2003 Field assistant for Uni Zürich and for Vogelwarte Sempach
Since 2003 Group and school class guide for Zoo Zürich

Field experience

2004Field site administration, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Dr. Fruth and Dr. Hohmann, Ethnobotany and Bonobos, Kongo (DRC)
2003 Field assistance, Vogelwarte Sempach
Bird Migration across the Sahara, Mauretania
2003 Field assistance, University of Zürich
Prof. U. Reyer, local adaptation in newt larvae, Switzerland
1998Field assistance, University of Zürich
Prof. Wehner, Navigation in Desert Ants, Tunisia


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