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Kirsten Bos

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Kirsten is an ancient DNA scientist with interests in infectious disease.  She completed her PhD at McMaster University (Canada) in 2012.  Following a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Tubeingen (Germany), she joined the Max Planck Society in 2015, where she is currently Group Leader for Molecular Palaeopathology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Her work centres on various aspects of infectious disease history, with a focus on genomic reconstructions of pathogenic Mycobacteria from archaeological bone, as well as several other bacterial pathogens. Aside from her work in science, she is an accomplished musician (an oboist) and enjoys adding to the vast collection of rocks and twigs she is assembling with her two young children.

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