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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

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

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Employment

10/2017- Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Human Evolution,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
05-09/2017Postdoctoral researcher
at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research


2014- 2016PhD (summa cum laude) in Department of Paleontology,
University of Mainz,
2016Higher Education Certificate in Archaeology,
University of Oxford, UK.
2011- 2014Master of Science (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography,
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
2008-2011Bachelor of Science in Biology,
Università Politecnica delle Marche,

Field Experience

2016 Excavation. Asturias, Spain.
2014Research cruise. Faroe Islands, Denmark.
2013Scientific scuba diving. Jervis Bay, Australia.
2011Coral reef research. North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
2010Deep-sea expedition. Eolie Islands, Italy.
2007Coastal survey. Florida, USA.

Teaching Experience

2016 Teaching assistant
MSc Geosciences optional module “Analytical Paleontology”, University of Mainz
2014-2016 Teaching assistant
Paleontology I lab, BSc Geosciences compulsory module “Applied Paleontology” University of Mainz, Germany

Fellowships and Awards

2017 PhD dissertation award
(Vereinigung der Freunde der Universität Mainz)
2014Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Initial Training Network
(ARAMACC research project)
2012Campus World research award
(Università Politecnica delle Marche)
2012Scientific scuba diving grant
(Università Politecnica delle Marche)
2011Travel grant for coral reef research
(Università Politecnica delle Marche)
2010Travel grant for deep sea research
(Università Politecnica delle Marche)

Research Interests

  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
  • sclerochronology
  • biomineralization
  • mollusk shells
  • shell microstructures
  • stable isotopes
  • paleodiet reconstruction
  • diagenesis
  • zooarcheology.

Analytical skills

  • Sclerochronology
  • EPMA
  • IRMS
  • SEM
  • AFM
  • TGA
  • Confocal Raman Microscopy
  • nanoindentation
  • microimage analysis
  • oxygen plasma etching
  • thick and thin section preparation

Workshop Participation

2017 Arctic Frontiers PhD workshop:
Commercial applications of scientific research and funding strategies.
Svolvær, Lofoten Islands, Norway.
2016Numerical modelling and research dissemination.
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries,
2015Bivalve ecology and introduction to R. NIOZ
Texel, The Netherlands.
2014Carbonates geochemistry and scientific writing.
University of Mainz, Germany.
2014Introduction to sclerochronology and shell preparation techniques.
University of Bangor, UK