Frido Welker

Frido Welker


  • Section for Evolutionary Genomics

    Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 København K

    Phone: +45 35 32 64 22

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Ancient Protein research group led by Dr. Enrico Cappellini at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. I am interested in the study of ancient proteins in Human Evolution. My research utilizes mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics to extract and analyse ancient protein sequences from ancient human and fauna samples spanning several continents and the entire Pleistocene. I have a particular interest in studying the evolutionary relationships between extinct hominins via ancient protein analysis and exploring their behaviour through studying associated fauna remains and zooarchaeological datasets.

My current research focuses on the recovery and MS-based analysis of increasingly older fauna and hominin proteins, primarily for phylogenetic purposes. This research is supported by a VILLUM Foundation grant, awarded to Dr. Enrico Cappellini, a Leakey Foundation research grant, and a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2020). In addition, I am involved in the implementation of proteomic screening of fragmentary bone assemblages to elucidate past hominin distributions and hominin-fauna interactions across Eurasia.



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