People

Members

Casper Andersen

Assistant Professor

Email: ideca@hum.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1467-617
Phone: +45 8716 2893
Mobile: +45 2639 1325

Research areas:

  • History of science and technology in Africa
  • Imperial history
  • Natural and cultural heritage

Georgios Athanasiadis

Postdoc

Email: athanasiadis@birc.au.dk
blasbenito@gmail.comideca@hum.au.dkOffice: bldg. 1467-226
Phone: +45 8715 5569
Twitter: @yorgos_a

Research areas:

  • Human population genomics
  • Primate evolution
  • Bioinformatics and algorithms

Blas M. Benito

Postdoc

Email: blas.benito@biology.au.dk
blasbenito@gmail.comideca@hum.au.dkOffice: bldg. 1540-316 and bldg. 1467-226
Skype: blasbp
Twitter:
@BlasMBenito

Research areas:

  • Ecoinformatics
  • Palaeoecology
  • Ecological niche of Neanderthals
  • Dynamic modeling of species distributions

Søren Besenbacher

Postdoc

Email: besen@birc.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1110-327
Phone: +45 4076 7286

Research areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • The human mutation rate
  • Genetic epidemiology

Jade Yu-Cheng

PhD Student

Email: ycheng@cs.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1110-428
Phone: +45 8715 5572

Research areas:

  • Population genomics
  • Algorithms for bioinformatics
  • Data visualisation

Mathias Clasen

Assistant Professor

Email: engmc@hum.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1481-436
Phone: +45 8716 2631
Mobile: +45 30957804

Research areas:

  • Biocultural theory and criticism
  • Literature and media
  • Evolutionary approaches to the arts

Jessica Hartel

Postdoc

Email: hartel@cas.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1467-221
Phone: +45 871 62518
Mobile: +45 6022 5099

Research areas:

  • Chimpanzee behavior and ecology
  • Conservation and sustainability
  • Educational outreach

Peter C. Kjærgaard

Director, Professor

Email: kjaergaard@cas.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1465-624
Phone: +45 8716 2254
Mobile: +45 42660084

Research areas:

  • Human evolution 
  • Biological anthropology
  • History of science, anthropology and archaeology

Alexandra Regina Kratschmer

Associate Professor

Email: romak@dac.au.dk­
Office: building 1481-364
Phone: +45 8716 2604

Research areas:

  • Foreign language learning 
  • Language in the brain
  • Language evolution

Thomas Mailund

Associate professor

Email: mailund@birc.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1110-326
Phone: +45 8715 5562

Research areas:

  • Genetics of speciation
  • Demographic inference
  • Genome evolution

Luseadra McKerracher

PhD candidate
Human Evolutionary Studies Program
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Email: ljm8@sfu.ca

Research areas:

  • Infant and young child feeding (IYCF)
  • Lactation
  • Cooperative breeding
  • Human evolutionary demography

Kasper Munch

Assistant Professor

Email: kaspermunch@birc.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1110-316
Phone: +45 8715 5558

Research areas:

  • Population genomics
  • Recombination
  • Evolution

Trine Kellberg Nielsen

PhD Student

Email: farktnielsen@hum.au.dk
Office: bldg. 4215
Phone: +45 8716 2434

Research areas:

  • Palaeolithic archaeology
  • Neandertal distribution
  • Human niche construction

Felix Riede

Associate Professor

Email: f.riede@hum.au.dk
Office: bldg. 4211-123
Phone: +45 8716 2083
Mobile: +45 60187382

Research areas:

  • Human niche construction
  • Pioneer colonisations
  • Palaeolithic archaeology

Brody Steven Sandel

Assistant Professor

Email: brody.sandel@biologi.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1540
Phone: +45 8715 6515

Research areas:

  • Ecoinformatics
  • Human ecology
  • Biodiversity

Mikkel Heide Schierup

Professor

Email: mheide@birc.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1110-323
Phone: +45 8715 6535
Mobile: +45 27782889

Research areas:

  • Primate evolutionary genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Association mapping

Jens-Christian Svenning

Professor

Email: svenning@biology.au.dk
Office: bldg. 1540-332
Phone: +45 8715 6571
Mobile: +45 28992304

Research areas:

  • Geographical ecology
  • Ecoinformatics
  • Biodiversity
  • Integrative neo- and paleoecology

Djuke Veldhuis

Postdoc

Email: djukev@aias.au.dk

Research areas:

  • Human adaptation
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Biological anthropology

Visiting researchers

Joseph Carroll

Bioculture Visiting Professor

Email: jcarroll@umsl.edu
Office: bldg. 1467-221
Phone: +45 871 62518

Research areas:

  • Biocultural theory
  • Evolutionary literary criticism
  • Science and culture wars
  • History of evolutionary theory

Emelie Jonsson

Visiting PhD Student

Email: jonemchris@gmail.com
Office: bldg. 1465

Phone: +46 761456181

Research areas:

  • Biocultural theory
  • The adaptive function of the arts
  • Victorian literature
  • The history of science

Associate researchers

Peter K. A. Jensen

Chief Medical Doctor (retired)
Department of Clinical Genetics
Aarhus University Hospital

External Associate Professor (retired)

Institute of Human Genetics

Aarhus University

Email: peter.kaj@hotmail.com

Research areas:

  • Human and medical genetics.
  • Inherited diseases.
  • Human evolution.

Stefaan Blancke

PhD, Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences
Ghent University, Belgium
Email: st.blancke@gmail.com

Research areas:

  • Creationism in Europe
  • History and philosophy of biology
  • Evolutionary psychology and cultural evolution

Hans Henrik Hjermitslev

PhD, University College Syddanmark
Email: hhhj@ucsyd.dk

Research areas:

  • History of science and religion
  • Creationism in Scandinavia
  • History of evolutionary theory

Frank Grønlund Jørgensen

PhD, Tørring Gymnasium

Email: fg@toerring-gym.dk
Phone: +4560607862

Research areas:

  • Molecular evolution
  • Phylogenetics
  • Science teaching

Hans Christian Petersen

PhD, Associate professor

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Southern Denmark
Email: hcpetersen@stat.sdu.dkljm8@sfu.ca

Research areas:

  • Evolutionary anthropology
  • Morphometrics
  • Mesolithic populations in Europe

Sandra Tranquilli

PhD, Department of Biological Anthropology
UCL, London, UK
Email: sandra.tranq@gmail.com

Research areas:

  • Biological anthropology
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Human ecology