curriculum vitae
dr. andrea weidt





Frankfurt / Main

September 27th 1974 in Erlangen, Germany

married, two children



knowledge transfer & education
conceptual skills & project management
public relations (pr)

current position

scientific manager at KYNOLOGOS AG (company for applied research in dog behaviour)
work experience
applied studies
since 2006

applied studies as scientific manager at KYNOLOGOS AG
(company for applied research in dog behaviour), Aeugstertal, Switzerland

knowledge transfer & education (seminars, lectures, publications, teaching material)
new concepts & methods (development)
project mangagement
public relations

2002-2007 with Prof. Barbara König, University of Zürich, Switzerland: Social Relationships and Social Partner Choice among female Wild House Mice (Mus domesticus), Zürich, Switzerland (PhD thesis)
2000 with Prof. Elke Zimmermann, School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany: Social Organization of the Golden Brown Mouse Lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis), Ampijoroa forestry station, Madagascar (diploma thesis)
1998-1999 with Eleni Nikitopoulos, research group of Prof. Jan van Hooff, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands: Mating behaviour and male coercion in Java Monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), Ethology Station, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1998 with Dr. Peter Kappeler, German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany: Social behaviour in Redfronted Lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus), Kirindy research station, Madagascar
1997 with Dr. Arun Srivastava, Indo-US-Primate-Project, Guwahati, India (a cooperation of the Indian Government and the US Fish and Wildlife Service): Primate Census, Assam, India
2001-2013 regularly publishing in the Swiss Dogs Magazine (edited 9 times / year, in german): 'Lexikon der verhaltenskundlichen kynologischen Begriffe' (series on behavioural terms), 'Kids Corner' (articles for the children's pages) & 'Aktuelles aus der Wissenschaft (articles on news in science)

publishing of the book: 'Hundeverhalten - DAS LEXIKON' ('Dog Behaviour - The Dictionary', in german); roro-press Verlag AG, Switzerland; ISBN: 3-9523030-0-3 (5000);
2nd edition 2008, ISBN: 978-3-9523030-0-9 (5000)

2003 assistant at "Netz Natur", SF DRS (Swiss TV company, nature programme)
nature education
2003-2005 with the 'WWF Zürich', Switzerland: summer-camps & nature education days for school-children
1997-2001 with the 'Arbeitskreis Waldpädagogik e.V.' (nature education association), Göttingen, Germany: nature education days for kindergarden-children & school classes, summer-camps
academic education
2002-2007 PhD on 'Conditions and Consequences of Female Social Partner Choice in Wild House Mice' at the Institute of Zoology (now: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies), Animal Behaviour Group, University of Zürich, Switzerland
certificate: PhD in Natural Sciences (Dr. sc. nat.)

diploma thesis on: 'Ecology and Social Behaviour of female Golden Brown Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus ravelobensis) in Northwest Madagascar', Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Germany & School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany
certificate: Diploma in Biology

(major subject: Zoology; minor subjects: Microbiology, Journalism & Communication Sciences), University of Göttingen, Germany

1998 / 1999 studies of Biology at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
1999-2001 &
studies of Biology and Journalism & Communication Sciences as a minor subject at the University of Göttingen, Germany
1994-1996 studies of Biology at the University of Erlangen, Germany
1994 graduation from High School (Abitur), Germany
advanced training
2012 advanced training for lecturers: 'Der Mensch lernt nicht nur mit dem Kopf allein', Paramed, Baar, Switzerland
2004 course in 'Public Relation', Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zürich, Switzerland
2004 summer School in Ecology & Biodiversity, Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, European Union's Centre of Excellence BIOTER, Bialowieza, Poland
2003 course in 'Self-Management & Time-Management', PRO-WISS, Center for University Teaching and Learning, University of Zürich, Switzerland
2003 course in 'Internet as data source', Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zürich, Switzerland
2002 course in 'Project Management', Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zürich, Switzerland
2000 seminar 'moderation method', Deutsche Angestellten Gewerkschaft (german trade union), Germany.
1999 media workshop: 'camera work, film technology and cutting techniques', University of Göttingen, Germany.
scholarships & awards
2004 best poster award ('With whom to communally nurse? Dynamics of communal nursing in wild house mice in a barn'), Summer School in Ecology and Biodiversity, Bialowieza, Poland
2001 prize for the best junior scientist talk ('The Social Organisation of the Golden-Brown Mouse Lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis)'), Meeting of the Society for Primatology in Zürich, Switzerland
1998-2001 scholarship of the 'Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes' (German National Merit Foundation)
additional skills
teaching experience
since 2006

seminars on the behavioural development of dogs, Germany & Switzerland, KYNOLOGOS AG, Switzerland


lecturer at the International Seminar on 'Directed Promotion of the Behavioural Development in Guide Dog Puppies' in Allschwil, Switzerland, KYNOLOGOS AG & Swiss School for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Switzerland

  training course on prenatal effects at the Swiss School for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Allschwil, Switzerland, KYNOLOGOS AG, Switzerland
2002 - 2004 undergraduate courses in Animal Behaviour, University of Zürich, Switzerland
1999 undergraduate course in Zoology, University of Göttingen, Germany
conference organization
2007 scientific organizer of the International Seminar on 'Directed Promotion of the Behavioural Development in Guide Dog Puppies', Allschwil, Switzerland
2003 co-organizer of the '9th Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology', Fiesch, Switzerland
language skills
German (native)
English (fluently)
Spanish, French & Dutch (basic knowledge)