CV – Zsófia Bognár

Place & date of birth: Dunaújváros, Hungary – August 5, 1993
Nationality: Hungarian
Education: Biology MA (2020)
Contact: bognarzsof@gmail.com

Studies:
2020- Eötvös Loránd University, Biological Doctoral School, Ethology Program, PhD student
2018-2020 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary – Biologist (MSc), Ecology, Evolutionary- and Conservation Biology
2012-2018 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary – Biology (BSc)

Languages skills: English, German

Professional experience and positions:
2021- Assistant, MTA-ELTE Lendület “Momentum” Companion Animal Research Group, ELTE Department of Ethology
2016-2021 Assistant, ERC Cognitive Ageing in Dogs, ELTE Department of Ethology

Domestic and foreign scholarships:
2022 – Stephen W. Kuffler Research Scholarship
2021-2022 – Hungarian New National Excellence Program scholarship for PhD Students
2020-2021 – Hungarian New National Excellence Program scholarship for PhD Students
2019-2020 – Hungarian New National Excellence Program scholarship for MSc Students
2019-2020 – National Higher Education scholarship
2018/2019 spring semester – ELTE regular scholarship
2018/2019 autumn semester – ELTE regular scholarship
2017/2018 spring semester – ELTE regular scholarship
2017/2018 autumn semester – ELTE regular scholarship

Professional awards and recognition:
2022 – New National Excellence Program IV. Popular Science Competition, Popular Science Video, 1st place
2021 – Young Researcher of the Year in Behavioural Sciences (by the Hungarian Ethological Society)
2021 – Pro Scientia Gold Medal
2021 – New National Excellence Program III. Popular Science Competition, Popular Science Video, 1st place
2021 – National Students’ Scientific Conference of Biology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Ethology and behavioral ecology section, 1st place
2020 – New National Excellence Program II. Popular Science Competition, Popular Science Video, 1st place
2019 – Eötvös Loránd University Students’ Conference (TDK), Budapest, Hungary; Supraindividual section, 1st place
2019 – Eötvös Loránd University Students’ Conference (TDK), Budapest, Hungary; Supraindividual section, special award
2019 – Outstanding student of the Faculty of Sciences
2017 – National Students’ Scientific Conference of Biology, Debrecen, Hungary; Ethology and behavioral ecology section, 2nd place
2016 – Eötvös Loránd University Students’ Conference (TDK), Budapest, Hungary; Ethology and behavioral ecology section, special award

5 most significant publications (within 5 years):
Bognár, Z., Szabó, D., Deés, A., & Kubinyi, E. (2021). Shorter headed dogs, visually cooperative breeds, younger and playful dogs form eye contact faster with an unfamiliar human. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 9293. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-88702-w

Bognár, Z., Piotti, P., Szabó, D., Le Nézet, L., & Kubinyi, E. (2020). A novel behavioural approach to assess responsiveness to auditory and visual stimuli before cognitive testing in family dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2020.105016

Bognár, Z., Iotchev, I. B., & Kubinyi, E. (2018). Sex, skull length, breed, and age predict how dogs look at faces of humans and conspecifics. Animal Cognition, 21(4), 447–456. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-018-1180-4

Piotti, P., Szabó, D., Bognár, Z., Egerer, A., Hulsbosch, P., Carson, R. S., & Kubinyi, E. (2018). Effect of age on discrimination learning, reversal learning, and cognitive bias in family dogs. Learning & Behavior. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13420-018-0357-7

Piotti, P., Szabó, D., Wallis, L. J., Bognár, Z., Stiegmann, B. S., Egerer, A., … Kubinyi, E. (2017). The effect of age on visuo-spatial short-term memory in family dogs. Pet Behaviour Science, (4), 17. https://doi.org/10.21071/pbs.v0i4.10130