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Pushing the boundary?

The giraffe’s iconic long neck puzzled us for centuries! Why is it so special? Almost all mammals have seven vertebrae in the neck, irrespective of the length of their neck. Mouse, dog, human, giraffe...

Project EDDi

EDDi – Evolutionary Dissection of Dinosaurs The vertebral column is a defining feature and a vital body part of vertebrate animals. It is composed of several units – the vertebrae – that are morphologically...

Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs

I couldn’t be more excited! Our anatomy atlas is published! More than 400 photographs and illustrations that visualize the diversity in forelimb and hind limb muscle anatomy of 30 mammalian species. We carefully dissected...

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship

The European Commission has announced the successful applicants to Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships. The grants are part of the Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. I am extremely honoured...

Looking for fossils in New Zealand

Finding, collecting, identifying and cataloging fossils is the basis for research in palaeontology. Amongst others, I was fortunate to gain experience in prospecting and excavating extinct dinosaurs in Argentina (Patagonia) and South-Africa. Most recently,...

New project: Grasping biomechanics in primates

Same lab, new project! I’m excited to announce that I started my next postdoc project on the grasping biomechanics in primates. I look forward to work with Dr. Emmanuelle Pouydebat – an internationally renowned...