University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) 🇩🇰

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia. The university has 23,473 undergraduate students, 17,398 postgraduate students, 2,968 doctoral students and over 9,000 employees. The university is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks the University of Copenhagen as the best university in Scandinavia and 30th in the world and the 2016-2017 QS World University Rankings as 68th in the world. The university has had 8 alumni become Nobel laureates and has produced one Turing Award recipient.

Enrico Cappellini 🇮🇹

Associate Professor Enrico Cappellini is the PI of the “Palaeoproteomics” group at the Globe Institute and the coordinator of the TEMPERA ETN (8 ESRs). He joined UCPH in 2009 as a Marie Curie fellow himself. EC published the first extended ancient proteome. He then applied this approach to achieve the first high-resolution reconstruction of an ancient oral microbiome and metaproteome, in collaboration with Prof. J.V. Olsen at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR). In 2014, the interdisciplinary journal Science invited EC to publish a “Perspective” article describing the potential of palaeoproteomics. In 2019, after an extended phase of methodological development, he led the publication describing the recovery of protein sequences ~2 million years old (Myo) and their use for reliable molecular-based phylogenetic reconstructions beyond the limits of ancient DNA preservation. Very recently, the same approach also allowed to confidently define the phylogenetic position of Gigantopithecus, a ~2 Myo primate from subtropical China.

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Fernando Racimo 🇦🇷

Fernando Racimo is an Assistant Professor at the Globe Institute. He was previously a postdoctoral research associate in the Pickrell Lab, at the New York Genome Center. Before that, he was a PhD student in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in Computational and Genomic Biology, where he was jointly advised by Montgomery Slatkin and Rasmus Nielsen. FR also worked at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, and was involved in the analysis of the high-coverage Denisova and Neanderthal genomes.His current research interests involve developing tests to detect patterns of ancient selection and creating methods to integrate functional and population genomic data.

Group website: https://sites.google.com/site/fernandoracimo/

Fabrice Demeter 🇫🇷

Fabrice Demeter, Assistant Professor at the Globe Institute, is a French palaeoanthropologist, specialized on human origins and modern human dispersal in far east and Southeast Asia. He received his PhD from the Sorbonne University in paris (2000). Co-leader of projects related to early human occupation in Laos and Cambodia, he has been publishing extensively in the field of palaeoanthropology in international relevant journals and has been contributing to the realization of several scientific documentaries on human origins and dispersal.

Jesper V. Olsen 🇩🇰

ProfessorJesper Olsen's work, at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR), is focused on developing and applying high-performance mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics to unsolved questions in biology. His expertise covers all parts of the proteomics pipeline including advanced sample preparation, high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry and computational proteomics approaches. His team has developed technologies for detection of protein-protein interactions and protein post-translational modifications (PTMs). Recently awarded with a prestigious ERC SYNERGY grant, he is also co-developing next-generation MS instrumentation with leading vendors. In recent years JVO have been involved in developing and applying mass spectrometry to analyze ancient proteomes from a variety of sample types including dental calculus and fossilized bones.