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Curriculum Vitae


2013 - present

PhD student in the Department of Human Evolution, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany), in collaboration with the Department for Archaeology, University of York (United Kingdom)

2012 - 2013 MSc in Bioarchaeology, University of York (United Kingdom) Dissertation: Biological and behavioural origins of Middle to Upper Palaeolithic bone assemblages: ZooMS taxonomic identifications of undiagnostic fragmentary bone specimens from Les Cottés (France). Supervisor: Prof. M. Collins.
2009 - 2012 Honours College – Archaeology, University of Leiden (the Netherlands)
2009 - 2012

BA in Archaeology, University of Leiden (the Netherlands)
Thesis: Ancient DNA analysis of coprolites from the extinct mountain goat Myotragus balearicus: the diet of Myotragus balearicus in relation to the palaeo-environment of Mallorca. Supervisors: Prof. T. van Kolfschoten and Dr. B. Gravendeel.



2012 - 2013

VSBfoundation scholarship (€7000,-).




Les Cottés, France (PI: M. Soressi)

2010 - 2011

Willendorf II, Austria (PI’s: P. Nigst, B. Viola and G. Trnka)


Deventer Molbergsweg Zuid, the Netherlands (PI: D. Kastelein)


Oegstgeest-Rijnfront, the Netherlands (PI: J. de Bruin)

Reviewer for academic journals

  • Chromatographia
  • Journal of Osteoarchaeology
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology


Invited talks

05/06/2015: Proteomic analysis of Pleistocene collagen sequences. AG-Treffen Schöningen 2015, Paläon.
21/05/2015: ZooMS and proteomic species identification for the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic. DiPa lecture, Monrepos.