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Dr. Christine Böhmer


Paleontology is fun and fascinating, but it is also hard work. To be a good paleontologist you must know a great deal about many fields of science.


Evolution, function & development of the vertebrate body plan

I acquired various skills autodidactically. Furthermore, I enjoy being creative and apply new technologies in order to communicate science (e.g augmented reality). I am happy to collaborate or provide my expertise!

  • comparative anatomy (dissection), comparative osteology
  • functional morphology, 3D modeling, CAD, shape analysis (geometric morphometrics)
  • EvoDevo, gene expression analysis (in situ hybridization), immunohistochemistry, histological techniques, sectioning

Professional service

Academic publishing
  • scientific illustrations
    (for publications and scientific books)
  • Scientific Editor:
    Journal of Paleontological Techniques
  • Reviews for PLoS ONE, Organisms Diversity & Evolution, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, PeerJ, Zoomorphology, The Anatomical Record (see profile @publons)
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AR by CBoehmer

Pedagogical: This is an example of augmented reality (AR) that I created for a scientific conference (ICVM 2016). The original picture shows muscles of the limb. Using a mobile device, the muscle attachment points become visible on the bone. (All artwork is created by C. Böhmer.)

Scientific CV

Main stations of my academic career

since 2017:

PostDoc, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (FR)
(Agence National de la Recherche, ANR)


PostDoc, CNRS/Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (FR)
(LabEx BCDiv)


PostDoc, RIKEN Kobe (JP)
(RIKEN fellowship & Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


PhD project
(Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) (award-winning)


DAAD fellowship, Chicago (USA)


MSc Geol. Sciences, Munich (GER)

Thesis: “Evolution of the presacral vertebrae in sauropodomorphs: a morphometric approach”


BSc Geosciences, Munich (GER)

Thesis: “Milk teeth abrasion of the rhinoceros Prosantorhinus germanicus (Wang, 1926)” (award-winning)


Bones DNA and Vertebra DNA


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