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Heiko Temming

Software Engineer

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 359
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399
e-mail: temming@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Curriculum Vitae


Heiko Temming is within the department of Human Evolution mainly in charge of the technical and organizational aspects of acquisition, reconstruction, visualization, manipulation and replication of 3-dimensional imaging data:

  • Supervising, operating and maintaining of
    • Scanning Equipment (CT Scanners, Surface scanners)
    • Virtual reality laboratory
    • 3D-Printer
  • Organizing internal and external CT scan projects
  • Organizing 3D imaging data (database, user access, etc.)
  • Generating 3D-replicas
  • Software Development (e.g., Avizo, Matlab, C/C++)

He studied Electrical Engineering at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) and was employed at Siemens Medical Imaging Solutions and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Activities

presentSoftware Engineer,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Dept. of Human Evolution,
2001-2004Doctoral Student
Max Planck Institute of Human Cognition and Brain Sciences,
Dept. of Neurology, Leipzig
Thesis still in progress
1999-2001Costumer Service Engineer
for Imaging Systems Siemens AG,
Medical Solutions, Leipzig

Industrial Training

1997-1999Student Trainee,
Siemens AG,
Building Automation,


1995-1999Electrical engineering studies,
Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
1992-1993Physics studies,
University Leipzig
1989-1992Communication Engineer with German Abitur,
Deutsche Telekom AG Leipzig
1979-1989General Polytechnical School, POS „Hans Beimler“, Eilenburg



Immel, A., Le Cabec, A. *., Bonazzi, M., Herbig, A., Temming, H., Schuenemann, V. J., Bos, K. I., Langbein, F., Harvati, K., Bridault, A., Pion, G., Julien, M.-A., Krotova, O., Conard, N. J., Münzel, S. C., Drucker, D. G., Viola, B., Hublin, J.-J., Tafforeau, P., & Krause, J. (2016). Effect of X-ray irradiation on ancient DNA in sub-fossil bones – Guidelines for safe X-ray imaging. Scientific Reports, 6: 32969.
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Olejniczak, A. J., Tafforeau, P., Smith, T. M., Temming, H., & Hublin, J.-J. (2007). Technical note: Compatibility of microtomographic imaging systems for dental measurements. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 134(1), 130-134.
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Richter, D., & Temming, H. (2006). Testing heated flint palaeodose protocols using dose recovery procedures. Radiation Measurements, 41, 819-825.
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Meeting Abstracts

Tafforeau, P., Le Cabec, A., Immel, A., Bonazzi, M., Schuenemann, V., Herbig, A., Temming, H., Viola, T. B., Hublin, J.-J., & Krause, J. (2015). Reconciling X-ray microtomography of recent fossils and paleogenetics: Simple technical solutions and good practices. In 5th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (pp. 215-215). European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE).
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Olejniczak, A. J., Smith, T. M., Tafforeau, P., Temming, H., & Hublin, J.-J. (2006). A comparison of microtomographic systems for the analysis of dental tissues. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 129(S42), 167.
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