Research Staff

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Director of Research
Ape Social Mind Lab, Institute for Cognitive Sciences, Lyon, France

Catherine is Co-director of the Taï Chimpanzee Project and Principal Investigator on topics related to Cognition, Communication, Development and Homrones in Taï chimpanzees and mangabeys.

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Maitre de Conference
Unit of Biosciences, University Felix Houpouet-Boigny, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Zoro is TCP coordinator since 2015. He collected his PhD data with the Tai chimpanzees between 1999 and 2001. Since 2010 he is affiliated with the University FHB in Abidjan and with the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Cote d'Ivoire.

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Professor of Conservation Biology
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques (CSRS) en Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Inza is the Director of the Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifiques en Cote d'Ivoire, the base of TCP since 1979. Inza conducted his PhD research in the Tai National Park. Besides being the DG of the CSRS he is Professor for Conservation Biology at the University FHB in Abidjan and the president of the African Primatological Society.

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Professor of Veterinary Medicine
Helmholtz Institute for One Health, Greifswald, Germany

Fabian is the Head of the Veterianry Unit at TCP since 2000. He examines the distribution and circulation of many microorganisms, including some with zoonotic potential, in wild nonhuman primate communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The Taï chimpanzees are at the center of his focus.

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Postdoc
Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Liran is Manager of the long-term data of TCP since 2018, including more than 60 group years of behavioural and 20 years of hormonal data. She is deeply involved in the the Behavioural Ecology of the chimpanzees, as well as the Pan-Pan Comparison

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Director of Research
Ape Social Mind Lab, Institute for Cognitive Sciences, Lyon, France

Roman is the director of the Taï Chimpanzee Project since 2013, and Principle Investigator for topics related to Behavioural Ecology, Cognition, Hormones and Life History of the Taï Chimpanzees and mangabeys.