Prof. Michael Hofreiter

Professor for Evolutionary Adaptive Genomics, University of Potsdam, Germany

Axel and Johanna worked as postdocs in Michi’s Adaptive Genomics Group, prior to establishing the Pleistocene Genomics Lab. We are indebted to his guidance and encouragement in forging our own path in the field of evolutionary genomics

Michi is interested in the genetic basis of animal adaptations and the effect of environmental changes on both neutral and adaptive genetic diversity, and is considered a world authority in the field of ancient DNA. We continue to collaborate with Michi across a wide range of projects and research areas.

Link to Adaptive Genomics Group website

Prof. Turi King

Professor of Public Engagement and Reader in Genetics and Archaeology, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Turi’s expertise is in the fields of Archaeology and human ancient DNA. She has led several high profile projects including the genetic identification of the remains of Richard III. We collaborate with Turi on a range of human palaeogenetics and population genomics studies.

Link to Turi’s webpage

Dr. Wolfgang Wüster

Senior Lecturer in Zoology, Bangor University, United Kingdom

Wolfgang is interested in the evolution of snake venom, and the phylogeography and systematics of tropical snakes. He is considered a world authority on venom evolution and the taxonomy of venomous snakes.

Wolfgang was Axel’s PhD supervisor, and we continue to collaborate with him on several phylogenetics and conservation genetics projects.

Link to Wolfgang’s webpage

Dr. Daniel W. G. Förster

Head of Ecological Genomics, Leibniz-Institut für Zoo und Wildtierforschung (IZW), Berlin, Germany

Dan is interested in genome evolution, molecular ecology and conservation. He uses genomics and other high-throughput approaches to study Eurasian wildlife species. We collaborate with him on several evolutionary and conservation genetics projects involving museum and ancient samples.

Link to Dan’s webpage

Dr. Ioana Meleg

Researcher, Romanian Academy, “Emil Racovita” Institute of Speleology, Bucharest, Romania, and member of European Cave Protection Commission

Ioana is an evolutionary biologist and speleologist, with particular expertise in the ecology of Romanian caves and karst systems, as well as ancient DNA and palaeogenomics. We collaborate with Ioana on several cave bear palaeogenomics projects.

Link to Ioana’s webpage

Interested in collaborating?

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