Marieke Sophia van de Loosdrecht

Department of Archaeogenetics
+49 3641 686-637

Main Focus

Reconstructing pre-historic ancient human genomes to investigate:

* population genetic structure and ancestries
* the presence of gene flow between geographically distant groups to examine archaeology-driven hypotheses for cultural and technological connections
* genetic sex-biased admixture patterns and migration
*  kinship relations


* Late Stone Age Iberomaurusian hunter-gatherers from North Africa

* In-solution capture probe design to screen human remains for DNA preservation

Curriculum Vitae

* 2015.10 - now: PhD Researcher, Department of Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany.

* 2015.02 - 2015.07: Graduate Assistant, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

* 2011.09 - 2014.08: MSc in Ecology & Evolution, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

* 2007.09 - 2011.08: BSc in Ecology & Evolution (Major) and Marine Biology (Major) with courses in Biology Education (Minor), University of Groningen, the Netherlands.


* Van de Loosdrecht M, Bouzouggar A, Humphrey L, Posth C, Barton N, Aximu-Petri A, Nickel B, Nagel S, Talbi EH, El Hajraoui MA, Amzazi S, Hublin J-J, Pääbo S, Schiffels S, Meyer M, Haak W, Jeong C, Krause J (2018). Pleistocene North African genomes link Near Eastern and sub-Saharan African human populations. Science, 360(6388): p548-552. DOI: 10.1126/science.aar8380

* V. Villalba-Mouco, MS. van de Loosdrecht, C. Posth, ..., KW. Alt, C. Jeong, S. Schiffels, P. Utrilla, J. Krause, W. Haak (2019). Survival of Late Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherer Ancestry in the Iberian Peninsula. Current Biology, 29(7): p1169-1177.

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