Lena Pflüger

Dipl.-Biol, PhD

Mail: lena.pflueger@univie.ac.at

Research interests

Behavioral genetics, comparative primatology, human ethology, behavioral endocrinology and physiology

Curriculum vitae

Since 2016 Board member of the Austrian Research Center for Primatology, Affenberg Landskron 
Since 2015 Scientific director of the Affenberg Zoobetriebsgesellschaft mbh (Landskron, Austria)
2014-2016 Coordinator of the cooperation between the Dept. of Anthropology (University of Vienna) and the Genomics Core Facility, VetCore (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna)
2011-2014 Scientific assistant at the Cognitive Science Research Platform, University of Vienna. Project aims: Colour and Colour contrast in Comparative Primatology
Since 2014 Lecturer at the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Vienna
Since 2010 Lecturer at the Dept. of Behavioural Biology, University of Vienna


Project Collaboration

2011 Computerized determination of the facial metrics of older and younger adult faces. A wrinkle in time: The perceptions of expressions in elderly. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with the University of Vienna



2009 Master of Science at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
2008 ERASMUS semester at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden with major in genetics and cell biology
2007 Internship (project aims: nonverbal communication in human mate choice); Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria
2006 Internship (project aims: food dependent behaviour in gray geese); Konrad Lorenz Research Station, Grünau, Austria
2004-2009 Studies in General Biology with a major in Zoology; University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
2002 A-levels; Helene-Lange-Gymnasium, Markröningen, G