Prof. Shao-wu Zhang


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsSensory and Behavioural Biology,Biophysics,Molecular Biology and Physiology of Nerve and Glia Cells
KeywordsHoneybees, Leaning and Memory, Navigation, Vision

Current contact address

InstitutionAustralian National University
InstituteDivision of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, Research School of Biology

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Walter KaiserFachbereich Biologie, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Werner ReichardtMax-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Jürgen TautzLehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie (Zoologie II), Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Würzburg
Start of initial sponsorship01/06/1980


1979Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme

Publications (partial selection)

2008.Songkun Su, Fang Cai, Aung Si, Shaowu Zhang, Jürgen Tautz and Shenglu Chen: East meets west: Asiatic honeybees can understand the dances of European honeybees. In: PLOS ONE , 2008, 1-9
2005Shao-wu Zhang, Fiola Bock, Aung Si, Juergen Tautz, Mandyam V. Srinivasan: Visual working memory in decision making by honey bees. In: PNAS, 2005, 5250-5255
2004Shaowu Zhang, Mandyam Srinivasan: Visual Perception and Cognition in Honeybees . In: Leo Chalupa and J. S. Werner, The Visual Neurosciences. MIT Press, 2004. 1501-1513
2004Shaowu Zhang, Mandyam Srinivasan Exploration of cognitive capacity in honeybees. In: Frederick R. Prete, Complex Worlds from Simpler Nervous Systems. MIT Press, 2004. 41-74
2004Juergen Tautz, Shao-wu Zhang, Johannes Spaethe, Axel Brockmann, Aung Si, Mandyam Srinivasan: Honeybee Odometry: Performance in Varying Natural Terrain. In: PLOS, 2004, 915-923
2004Judith Reinhard, Mandyam Srinivasan, Shao-wu Zhang: Scent-triggered navigation in honeybees. In: Nature, 2004, 411-412
2004Shao-wu Zhang, Mandyam Srinivasan: Visual Perception and Cognition in Honeybees. In: Leo Chalupa, J. S. Werner, The Visual Neurosciences. MIT Press, 2004. 1500-1513
2003Lin Chen Shao-wu Zhang, Mandyam Srinivasan: Global perception in small brains: Topological pattern recognition in honey bees. In: PNAS, 2003, 6884-6889
2001Harald E. Esch, Shao-wu Zhang, Juergen Tautz, Mandyam V. Srinivasan Do Honeybees share their worldview with hive mates? . In: Nature, 2001, 581-583
2001Martin Giurfa, Shao-wu Zhang, Arnim Jenett, Randolf Menzel, Mandyam Srinivasan: The concepts of 'sameness' and 'difference' in an insect. In: Nature, 2001, 930-931
2000Mandyam Srinivasan, Shao-wu Zhang, Monika Altwein, Juergen Tautz: Honeybee Navigation: Nature and Calibration of the `Odometer¿. In: Scinece , 2000, 851-853