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Contact

Department of Evolutionary Genetics

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 341 3550 - 500

e-mail: mittag@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Chiara
Surname: Barbieri
Date and place of birth: 12/07/1983 – Forlì, Italy

Higher education

Sept/09-present PhD candidate in Molecular Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany,
Population relationship amongst Khoisan of Botswana.
2005-2008 Master Degree in Biodiversity and Evolution, University of Bologna, Italy
Thesis in Molecular Anthropology. Title of Dissertation: Patterns of mtDNA variation in Uros, Aymara and Quechua populations of Lake Titicaca (Peru). Final score: 110 out of 110 with Honours
2002-2005 Bachelor Degree in Natural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.
Final score: 110 out of 110 with Honours

Experience and formation

Jun/11 Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Modules on MCMC, Coalescence Theory, Molecular Phylogenetics (granted by University of Washington, 1200$)
Nov/09-Dec/09 Field Survey in Botswana
Human sample collection among Khoisan populations
Oct/08-Jul/09 Working at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany,
in Research Group Comparative Population Linguistics, on project ‘Population relationships and language change in Burkina Faso’. DNA extraction, Y chromosome analysis, preparation of libraries, whole mtDNA sequencing.
Jun/08-Aug/08 Laboratory experience on Molecular Anthropology, Parc Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (PRBB), Barcelona, Spain
Collaboration for the Genographic Project (National Geographic, IBM):
Y chromosome analysis for 500 samples from Spain
Aug/07-Feb/08 Laboratory experience on Molecular Anthropology, University of Bologna, Italy
7 months traineeship for Master Degree final dissertation
Apr/07-Jun/07 Field Survey in Peru - Human sample collection and anthropometrical measurements among native populations of the highlands and the jungle (Granted by University of Bologna, 1000€)
Jun/06-Jul/07 Paleo-archaeological excavations at Isernia-La Pineta, Italy
Collaboration with University of Ferrara, Italy

Talks and conference presentations

September 2012 Firenze, Italy – Incontro Giovani Antropologi. Invited speaker. Talk: "Variabilità genetica e linguistica a confronto in popolazioni Khoisan africane"
June 2012 Dublin, Ireland – SMBE meeting. Poster presentation: "mtDNA genomes of Khoisan populations deciphered under a linguistic and social anthropological perspective"
May 2012 PRBB, Barcelona, Spain – Talk: “Human genetic diversity and contact in southern African populations”
November 2011 Leipzig, Germany – Symposium on Population Prehistory of the Andes: A Cross-Disciplinary Conspectus. Invited participant.
October 2011 Berlin, Germany – Workshop on Methodology in Linguistic Prehistory. Invited speaker (with Pakendorf B). “Integrating molecular data into the linguistic perspective on Khoisan prehistory”
September 2011 Torino, Italy - XIX Congresso degli Antropologi Italiani. Talk: “Population relationships amongst Khoisan of Botswana”
July 2010 Lyon, France - SMBE, meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution. Poster presentation: "Complete mtDNA genome and Y chromosome data from West Africa: demographic history and population contact in Burkina Faso"
October 2009 Florence, Italy – XVIII Congresso degli Antropologi Italiani. Poster presentation: "mtDNA variability in native Andean populations: the case of Lake Titicaca"
October 2009 University of Bologna, Italy. Talk: “Insights on human genetic variation in Sub-Saharan Africa”
June 2009 Split, Croatia - 6th ISABS Conference on Human Genome Project Based Applications in Forensic Science, Anthropology and Individualized Medicine
Talk and poster: “mtDNA variability in native Andean populations: the case of Lake Titicaca”
(Recipient of Young Investigator Award, 500€)
April 2008 La Sapienza University, Rome - Recent Issues in Archaeogenetics and Molecular Anthropology Talk: “mtDNA divergence of Aymara from the Quechua and Uros populations of Lake Titicaca”
September 2007 Cagliari, Italy - 17th Conference of Italian Anthropological Association
Poster and short talk: “Project Yanesha: Genetic Analysis on a population from the Peruvian Selva Central”