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Scientific management

Dr. Zsófia Virányi

Category: Scientific Management

I studied biology at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary and graduated with my thesis on knowledge attribution in dogs and children. During my PhD studies on ethology I examined the domestic dog`s reasoning abilities...[more]


Dr. Friederike Range

Category: Scientific Management

I studied Biology at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. For my masters I conducted field research on sooty mangabeys (a terrestrial monkey species) in West Africa, investigating the social system of the adult females. After...[more]


Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ludwig Huber

Category: Scientific Management

I have been associated professor of Zoology at the University of Vienna since 2000 and since January 2010 also Head of the Department of Cognitive Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna. I studied biology...[more]



Staff

Dania Randi

Category: Staff

Dania Randi is a Master's student of Zoology at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. During her studies, she took part in intensive fieldwork, focusing especially on bats, spiders and education of local human population. She...[more]


Simone Grohmann

Category: Staff

I started my studies in October 2010 and I study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. During my studies I am especially interested in behavioural physiology, animal husbandry and associated...[more]


Denise Ocampo

Category: Staff

Denise Ocampo is studying Biology, focusing on Anthropology, at the University of Vienna since 2010. She is working on her Bachelor thesis on „The Effects of Traffic on Human Health“. During her practical courses she worked in...[more]


Bori Turcsan

Category: Staff

I am a third year PhD student at the Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary). My main topic of interest is the dog personality and individual behaviour. [more]


Durga Chapagain

Category: Staff

I studied Veterinary medicine and Animal Husbandry at the Institute of Agricultural and Animal Sciences of the Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and Animal Science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala,....[more]


Giulia Cimarelli

Category: Staff

I received my bachelor degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy) and my bachelor thesis was about a new protocol to test antidepressants on mice (“Neurobehavioural analysis of the effects of chronic antidepressants...[more]


Karin Bayer

Category: Lab Manager

Since 2008 I am lab manager of the Clever Dog Lab, which means taking care of all the organisational work beside science. In 2010 I was part of the organising committee of the Canine Science Forum conference in Vienna. Since...[more]



Post Docs and Students

Dr. Corsin Müller

Category: Post Docs

I joined the clever dog lab team as a postdoc in January 2010. Before that, I studied Zoology at the University of Zurich and graduated with an MSc thesis on peak load reduction in lactating house mice, a project at the interface...[more]


Lisa Wallis

Category: Ph. D. Students

I studied Animal Behaviour at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. My undergraduate dissertation examined wolf-human social interaction and relationships at Wolf Park, Lafayette, IN,...[more]


Stefanie Riemer

Category: Ph. D. Students

I did my undergraduate degree in Animal Behaviour and Environmental Biology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. For my final research project, I investigated behaviour, stereotypies and olfactory enrichmend in zoo-housed...[more]


Jennifer Bentlage

Category: Diploma Students

I began my Masters in autumn 2010, at the University of Vienna, and I study Behaviour, Neurobiology, and Cognition.[more]


Anjuli Barber

Category: Ph. D. Students

I studied Molecular Biology, Animal Behavior and Neurobiology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. I finished my undergraduate studies in 2008 with my thesis on “Small mammals interactions – The influence of predation and...[more]


Dr. Tamás Faragó

Category: Post Docs

I am a second year PhD student at the Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. I am interested in dogs’ vocal communication, especially barks and growls, and their role in dog-human and dog-dog...[more]


Désirée Brucks

Category: Ph. D. Students

In 2007 I started to study Biology at the Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany. It was clear to me right from the beginning of my studies that I wanted to do research on animal behaviour and so I focused my area of...[more]


Soon Young Park

Category: Ph. D. Students

Since October 2012, I joined the lab as a PhD student of Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. Currently I work on the WWTF funded project 'The semantics of talking with the eyes and gestures'. [more]


Mylène Chaumette

Category: Ph. D. Students

I studied Biology and Behavioral Science at the University of Limoges, Rennes and Strasbourg (France). Especially interested in evolution of social behavior and social cognition, I am currently doing a PhD thesis at the...[more]


Catarina Espanca Bacelar

Category: Students

I am a master student in Psychobiology at ISPA - University Institute of Psychological, Social and Life Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal. Currently, I am doing my master`s thesis, as part of the Erasmus Program, at the Clever Dog Lab...[more]


Matteo Soliani

Category: Students

I am a master student in Ecology and Conservation of Nature at the Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy.  Currently, I am doing my internship and Master thesis, within the Erasmus Program, at the Clever Dog Lab...[more]


Annika Huber

Category: Students

I am a Master student of the “Interdisciplinary Master of Human-Animal Interaction” at the Messerli Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. Currently, I am working on my Master thesis where I investigate the...[more]


Kira Schmitt

Category: Students

Kira Schmitt studies veterinary medicine in Vienna and is currently in her 6th semester. She is writing her diploma thesis, with the title“Dogs´ability to perceive emotions in human faces“ at the Messerli Research Institute....[more]


Manuela Piringer

Category: Students

After finishing my Masterthesis in the field of studying communications at the University of Vienna, I immediately started my second Master „Interdisciplinary Master in Human- Animal Interactions“  at the Messerli Research...[more]



Former Students

Miriam Stach

Category: Former Exchange Students

I studied veterinary medicine at the University of Giessen (Germany) where I graduated in 2012. I have been especially interested in ethology, animal welfare and animal behavioural therapy. Initialised by my enthusiasm...[more]


András Péter

Category: Former Exchange Students

I studied biology at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary and graduated with my thesis on modelling searching behaviour in dogs. Currently I am a first year Ph.D. student at the Department of Ethology (Eötvös Loránd...[more]


Charlotte Duranton

Category: Former Exchange Students

I’m a French Ethology Master Thesis student, and I’m particularly interested in cognition and inter-species communication between human and dogs.[more]


Davie Yoon

Category: Former Exchange Students

From November 2010 through January 2011, I had the pleasure of being hosted at the Clever Dog Lab and Wolf Science Center in Austria. I am currently a PhD student at Stanford University in the US, and will be graduating at the...[more]


Ágnes Erdõhegyi

Category: Former Exchange Students

I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Ethology (Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary). I am really interested in animal cognition, e.g. cognition in primates, dogs, and marine mammals.[more]


Serena Tomasi

Category: Former Exchange Students

I am a master student in philosophy at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. I am interested in the evolution of the mind and in the relationship between humans and other animals.[more]


Elisa Pitteri

Category: Former Exchange Students

In February 2010 I gained my degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Padova (Italy) with a thesis regarding dog ethology entitled “Preliminary survey: characteristics of dogs that bite in Veneto, Italy“. I have always...[more]


Billy Scaf

Category: Former Exchange Students

I am a third-year BSc student of Applied Biology at HAS Den Bosch University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. [more]


Ina-Maria Pohl

Category: Former Exchange Students

I am studying Psychology at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. In April, I started my internship at the Clever Dog Lab. Afterwards, I will write my master thesis that deals with ‘numerical discriminability’.[more]


Anaïs Racca

Category: Former Exchange Students

I am a PhD student at the University of Lincoln (UK), within both departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences. I’m particularly interested in cognitive evolution and inter-species communication. [more]


Elena Zanchi

Category: Former Exchange Students

I am a master student in Life Science at the University of Pavia, Italy. [more]


Darlene Sobus

Category: Former Exchange Students

I had the pleasure of interning in the Clever Dog Lab from June – August 2012.[more]


Dóra Szabó

Category: Former Exchange Students

I started my Master Program (Interdisciplinary Master Human-Animal Interactions) at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in 2012. [more]


Anton Corbal

Category: Former Exchange Students

I´m a Master student in behavior and cognition at Vienna University.[more]


Megan Hughes

Category: Former Exchange Students

I am carrying out a 3 month internship here at the Clever Dog Lab.  I graduated with a Bsc (Hons) Animal Behaviour last year from the University of Exeter, UK.  My undergraduate thesis was on visual processing in pet...[more]


Teresa Marmota

Category: Former Exchange Students

I studied Biology at Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.[more]


Birgit Trawöger

Category: Former Students

I'm a diploma student (zoology) at the University of Vienna since 2009[more]


Julia Schößwender

Category: Former Students

I have studied biology since 2007 at the University of Vienna; at the beginning my main focus was in the area of zoology until I finished my bachelor degree in 2010[more]


Claudia Rosam

Category: Former Students

I have studied biology at the University of Salzburg and finished my bachelor degree in Ecology and Biodiversity. Afterwards I moved to Vienna and started my Master’s in Behaviour, Neurobiology and Cognitive Biology.[more]


Alina Gaugg

Category: Former Students

Since 2010 I study biology at the University of Vienna with focus on Zoology.[more]


Teresa Schmidjell

Category: Former Students

A few years ago I came to Vienna to study Behaviour, Neurobiology and Cognition at the University of Vienna.[more]


Dr. Lisa Horn

Category: Former Students

I studied Biology (subsidiary subject: Psychology) at the University of Vienna, Austria and the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.[more]



former Staff

Manuel Kemethofer

Category: former Staff

I studied Zoology at the University of Vienna with a special interest in behavioural biology and biorhythms. My diploma thesis I wrote about micro-sleep episodes during driving at night and the influence of power-naps on...[more]