Funded by a Danish National Research Foundation Niels Bohr Professorship award (DNRF128 PROTEIOS) until September 2021.
Palaeoproteomics in the Collins Group
The Collins Group study the survival of proteins in ancient samples and how to apply them to questions in archaeology and beyond.
Two major projects Beast to Craft and ArcHives focus on the application of molecular methods to historical material culture.
Our research into patterns of protein diagenesis (Nair with MATH’s Carsten Wuif; Fonseca with Colin Freeman Sheffield) will improve the targeting of samples. Collaboration with Susan Stipp (DTU) and Karina Sand (KU) will help us understand our new findings on exceptionally old sequences proteins and may shed a light of specific protein regions controlling mineral formation.
Our group is also advancing ZooMS a method we developed for rapid identification of archaeological bone. We are seeking to make this more widely accessible to both academic and commercial archaeology. We are a centre for establishing a global network for international collaboration in this method, helped by the fact that all the leading centres are led by former PhD or PDRAs from our group.
So you want to do biocodicology? A field guide to the biological analysis of parchment
Fiddyment, S., Teasdale, M. D., Vnouček, J., Lévêque, É., Binois, A., & Collins, M. J. 2019. Heritage Science. 7:35.
Identifying Archaeological Bone via Non-Destructive ZooMS and the Materiality of Symbolic Expression: Examples from Iroquoian Bone Points
McGrath, K., Rowsell, K., Gates St-Pierre, C., Tedder, A., Foody, G., Roberts, C., … Collins, M. (2019). Scientific Reports, 9(1):11027.
- Carlsberg Foundation
- EU Horizon 2020
- MSCA CoFund
An ETN network transversing cross-disciplinary boundaries between archaeology and the natural sciences, developing the skills to exploit the latest bioscience technologies to research processes and events that are central to some of the most important phases and dimensions of Northern Europe's past cultural development.
|Alberto John Taurozzi||Postdoc||+45 353-36853|
|Beatriz Fonseca De Mendonca||PhD fellow||+45 353-31330|
|Bharath Anila Bhuvanendran Nair||PhD fellow||+45 353-36616|
|Christian Carøe||Postdoc||+45 353-37357|
|Laura Cristina Viñas Caron||PhD fellow||+45 353-32094|
|Maria Ainara Sistiaga Gutierrez||Postdoc||+45 353-30650|
|Matthew James Collins||Professor||+45 353-33964|
|Max Emil Ermter Ramsøe||Research assistant||+45 353-26105|
|Meaghan Mackie||Academic employee||+45 353-30273|
|Tuuli Marikki Kasso||PhD Fellow||+358503234656|