Advisory Board

The advisory board consists of three influential scientists in the fields of ancient biomolecules, palaeoanthropology, palaeontology and archaeology. The board will advice the executive board concerning the productive progression of the network, and suggest possible strategies to further increase the impact of the PUSHH activities.

José María Bermúdez de Castro

Research Professor at the National Research Center on Human Evolution, Burgos, Spain. He is a specialist in paleoanthropology, particularly in the study of dentition. Since 1991 he has been co-director of the investigations and excavations of the Sierra de Atapuerca archaeological and paleontological sites, Spain.

Nicole Boivin

Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Queensland, and is an Affiliated Researcher at the University of Calgary and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Carles Lalueza-Fox

Research Professor at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), a joint Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) research centre. He is a leading scientist in Europe on paleogenetics, and one of the few experts in the field that has been active since the mid-nineties. His research covers several lines, among which the genomic analysis of some extinct species, the analysis of human populations of the past -including archaic hominins such as Neandertals- and the retrieval of ancient pathogens.

Executive Board

The executive board oversees the delivery of all the work packages in the project. It consists of the work package leaders and a corporate delegate.

Supervisory Board

The supervisory board is composed of representatives of all beneficiaries, partner organisations and a representative from the cohort of ESRs. The board oversees the quality of the training programme on a continuous basis and aims to ensure exchange of best practice among the partners.

Management Team

The management team at UCPH ensures the project administration, negotiation, financial distribution and reporting.

Karin Norris

Senior EU Liaison Officer and coordinator of the post-award team


EU Unit, Office of Research Services

Ida Marie Bergman Rasmussen

Project Manager


Globe Institute

Andreas Christian Strange

Student Assistant


Globe Institute