University of Cambridge

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution. Its 800-year history makes it the fourth-oldest surviving university in the world and the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University is a confederation of 31 Colleges and 150 Departments, Faculties, Schools and other institutions. Cambridge serves more than 18,000 students from all cultures and corners of the world and has over 11,000 employees. The campus is located in the centre of the city of Cambridge, with its numerous listed buildings and many of the older colleges situated on or near the river Cam. As of 2019, Cambridge is ranked as the world's second best University. In total, 92 affiliates of the university have been awarded Nobel Prizes, covering every category.

Co-supervisor of Carla Soto

Matthew Collins, FBA is a Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Copenhagen (60%) and the McDonald Chair of Palaeoproteomics, based at the McDonald Institute for Archeological Research with the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (40 %). Matthew has coordinated two Marie Curie Training Sites (Biogeochemistry and Gene-Time), and acted as coordinator of a third (Palaeo) and will Direct the MSC European Joint Doctoral Site, ArchSci2020 (2016-2020). Collins has supervised 19 PhD students, seven of whom have won tenured positions and six Marie Curie Fellows all of whom have enjoyed successful careers. His research focuses on the decay pathways of proteins, enabling him to both recover sequences in deep time, and to use patterns of protein decay as a geochronological tool. Collins’s research into ancient proteins has made significant contribution to the discipline of Archaeology as evidenced by his election as Fellow of the British Academy.