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Frontiers in Baboon Research

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Baboons (genus Papio) constitute an important model in several research fields, including human evolution, social evolution and phylogeography. Julia Fischer and Dietmar Zinner now organise an international symposium Frontiers in Baboon Research to discuss recent scientific developments, compile current knowledge on baboon evolution, assess and integrate the current knowledge of baboon behaviour and cognition into an overall framework, and to develop avenues for future research projects.

For this four-day meeting, the organisers invited the leading experts in baboon research, among them Susan C. Alberts (Duke University), Robin Dunbar (Oxford), Joël Fagot (Marseille), and Joan Silk (University of California).

In the opening lecture on October 17th at 5:30 p.m., Clifford Jolly (New York University) will talk about the evolutionary history of baboons, and will complement our knowledge about contemporary baboon species with a historic perspective.

Talks are given by invited speakers only, but registered participants are invited to present their own research on baboons as a poster.

Registration is open until September 15th. More information about the symposium and the online registration form can be found on the
symposium website


Susan C. Alberts (Duke University), Robin Dunbar (Oxford), Joël Fagot (Marseille), and Joan Silk (University of California)

Journey Description


E - Main Entrance/Reception
1 - Directors, Infection Biology Unit, Pathology Unit, Unit of Infection Models, Primate Genetics Laboratory, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Unit, Cognitive Ethology Laboratory, Neurobiology Laboratory, Research Coordination, Public Relations, Information Technology, Administration, Technical Support, Library.
2 - Material Delivery/Purchase
3 - Stem Cell Biology Unit
4 - Cognitive Neurosciences Laboratory
5 - Primate Husbandry
6 - Imaging Center 

Arrival by car

Leave the interstate A7 at exit "Göttingen Nord". Follow the B27 straight ahead in the direction of "Braunlage". After the third traffic light intersection turn right towards "Kliniken". Afterwards turn left onto "Robert-Koch-Straße" direction "Universität Nordbereich/Polizei". At the end of "Robert-Koch-Straße" turn right onto "Otto-Hahn-Straße", direction "Nikolausberg". The first street on the left turn onto "Kellnerweg", follow the signs "Deutsches Primatenzentrum".

Arrival by bus

The footpath from the bus stop "Kellnerweg" to the Main Entrance/Reception: 
From Bus stop "Kellnerweg" (line 21/22 and 23) Cross the road, go in the direction of the bus. At the mailbox, turn left into the footpath and proceed to the end. Turn right into the Kellnerweg. The main entrance of the DPZ is on the left side.

Date and Time 17.10.17 - 15:30 - 20.10.17 - 12:45 Open for signup


Cognitive Ethology Laboratory
German Primate Center


Cognitive Ethology Laboratory
German Primate Center
Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen
Phone: +49-551-3851-218

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