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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

Current position

01/04/2019-Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.
Advisor: Mark Stoneking

Education

09/2012 – 11/2018PhD Evolutionary Genetics
Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Thesis: Human population history of Northwestern Amazonia, Colombia
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Mark Stoneking and Dr. Brigitte Pakendorf
08/2007 – 2/2012MSc. Biology
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dept. Biology
Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
Thesis: Study of the genetic variation in the mitochondrial DNA of  Native American populations from Amazonia and pre-Hispanic human remains from the Colombian Andes.
Advisor: Dr. Guillermo Barreto
08/2000 – 08/2006BSc Biology, mention in genetics
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dept. Biology
Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
Thesis: Determination of the allele frequencies of eight autosomal STRs in two Amerindian population samples from the Guaviare Department
Advisor: Dr. Guillermo Barreto

Teaching experience

2007Lecturer Cell biology and biochemistry I, Universidad del Valle, Buenaventura
2008Teaching assistant Laboratory of Cell biology and biochemistry II, Universidad del Valle, Cali.
2009 Teaching assistant Laboratory of General Biology, Universidad del Valle, Cali.
2015 Lecturer in the IMPRS-Leipzig School of Human Origins, workshop in “Applied Phylogenetics” lecture on: “Distance based methods and phylogenetic networks”, 31 August to 04 September 2015 MPI-EVA.
2016Lecturer in the Masters Course in “Molecular Anthropology” University of Leipzig, lecture on: “The peopling of the Americas”, MPI-EVA.
2016Lecturer in the Core Seminar Week on Genetics IMPRS- Leipzig School of Human Origins, lecture on: “Human Population History Projects” June 2016 MPI-EVA.
2017Lecturer in the Masters Course in “Molecular Anthropology” University of Leipzig, lecture on: “Human Migrations and Population Contact”, MPI-EVA.
2017Lecturer in the Core Seminar Week on Genetics IMPRS- Leipzig School of Human Origins, lecture on: “Human Population History Projects” April 2017 MPI-EVA.
2018Lecturer in the Masters Course in “Molecular Anthropology” University of Leipzig, lecture on: “Colonization of the New World”, MPI-EVA.
2018Lecturer in the Core Seminar Week on Genetics IMPRS- Leipzig School of Human Origins, lecture on: “Human Population History Projects” May 2018 MPI-EVA.

Fieldwork experience

2013-2014Fieldwork with indigenous communities in remote places in the Colombian Amazonia, collection of saliva samples from 36 different ethnolinguistic groups.
2005-2010Fieldwork with indigenous communities in remote places (Guaviare and Vaupés, Colombian Amazonia) belonging to the East Tukanoan and Guahiban language families.

Grants 

2012Colombian Science Foundation (COLCIENCIAS) Graduate scholarship to conduct PhD studies abroad.
2011German Academic Exchange Servive (DAAD) (code number: A/11/15253) Award for a Research Stay, Host Institute: MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.
2007Universidad del Valle, Vicerrectoría de investigaciones (código de proyecto CI7747) “Obtención de ADN arqueológico y su validación para el estudio comparativo de la diversidad genética de poblaciones prehispánicas y amerindias actuales del Sur-Occidente colombiano”