Peter Heintzman

Researcher – Wallenberg Academy Fellow

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
SE-106 91 Stockholm


Organisation: Department of Geology, Stockholm University

Publications: [Papers in Google Scholar]
ResearchGate: [ResearchGate Page]

Website: [Blog]

Research Description

I use ancient DNA to understand the natural world over the past one million years. I am particularly interested in molecular and computational methods, and how best to leverage these to understand the ecology and evolutionary history of past species and populations of animals and plants. My recent research focuses on using ancient DNA directly from environmental sources (soils, mud, etc.) to reconstruct past ecological communities and their responses to past drivers of change. I am also interested in general ancient DNA methods development and understanding past (mega)fauna based on tissue-derived palaeogenomic information.



Brief CV

2022-present: Researcher and Wallenberg Academy Fellow (Stockholm University)

2019-2022: Associate Professor (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway)

2017-2019: Senior Researcher (Researcher II) (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway)

2013-2016: Postdoc in Paleogenomics (University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

2009-2013: PhD in Molecular Palaeobiology (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

2009: Honorary Researcher (University of Bristol, UK)

2007-2008: MSc in Palaeobiology (University of Bristol, UK)

2004-2007: BSc in Biology (University of Sheffield, UK)