I am a lab assistant and biologist with a background in molecular and cellular biology and marine biotechnology. Next to the daily lab organization I am helping to improve the methods for discovering the ancient use of plants. This contains the maintenance and expansion of the database of modern plant microfossils. Furthermore I help to find out, what biotic and abiotic factors play a role in the preservation of native and gelatinized starches in soils and on stone tools. I also analyze lipid concentrations of plants for the South Africa plant foods project. Generally I am trying to support all group members to solve any upcoming questions in the lab.
Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology Group
Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 772