Frido Welker

Frido Welker


  • Section for Evolutionary Genomics

    Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 København K

    Phone: +45 35 32 64 22

Education & Employment

2017-current                  Postdoctoral fellow, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2017-current                  Associate researcher, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany.

2016-2017                  Postdoc, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany.

2013-2016                  PhD Candidate, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany.

2012-2013                  MSc in Bioarchaeology, University of York, United Kingdom.

2009-2012                  BA Archaeology, Leiden University, the Netherlands.


Conference presentations + posters 


2017     Hendy, J., and Welker, F. Proteins in Play. SAA 2017.



2017     Welker, F., et al. A human dentine proteome from Les Cottés, France. ESHE2017, Leiden.

2017     Zwyns, N., […], Welker, F., et al. The Northern route of human dispersal in Asia: new evidence from the site of Tolbor 16, Mongolia. ESHE2017, Leiden

2017     Welker, F., et al. ZooMS at the Kleine Feldhofer Grotte: the identification of additional hominin remains at the Neanderthal type site. Hugo Obermaier Society Annual Meeting, Aurich.

2017     Welker, F., Collins, M.J., and Hublin, J.-J. Ancient hominin bone proteomes: improving our understanding of past human behaviour through the study of ancient bone proteins. SAA 2017, Vancouver.

2016     Talamo, S., […], Welker, F., et al. Lifting the veil over the Neanderthal mandible from Riparo Mezzena (Monti Lessini, Italy) using direct radiocarbon dating and genetic analysis. ESHE2016, Madrid.

2016     Welker, F., et al. Palaeoproteomic evidence identifies archaic hominins associated with the Châtelperronian at the Grotte du Renne. ESHE2016, Madrid.

2014     Welker, F., et al. Authentication of de novo MS/MS collagen sequencing of archaeological and modern samples. ISBA 2014.

2014     MacPhee, R., Welker, F., et al. Barcoding the dead: ancient protein sequencing resolves litoptern and notoungulate superordinal affinities. SVP 2014.



2015     Welker, F., et al. ZooMS analysis of two Châtelperronian faunal assemblages. ESHE2015, London.


Academic Reviewer

I have been an academic reviewer for numerous international journals in protein mass spectrometry, archaeology, palaeoanthropology and evolutionary biology. Furthermore, I have performed a similar role in the assessment of grant proposols submitted to various national and international funding bodies.

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