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  • FB1, Museüm für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin, Germany
  • Biomechanics & Functional morphology, Comparative anatomy, Fieldwork, Fossil record, Methods, Paleobiodiversity, Paleobiogeography, Paleobiology, Systematics, Taxonomy, Vertebrate paleontology
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2013 Ph.D. (with honors), Geological Sciences. Apto Cum Laude, with mention of Dr. International. Dissertation: “Revision of the sauropod dinosaur Lirainosaurus astibiae (Titanosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of the Iberian Peninsula: comparison with other titanosaurs from southwestern Europe. Phylogenetic and palaeobiogeographical hypotheses” Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU, Spain)

2009 M.Sc., Palaeontology. 10/10 Dissertation: “Study of the cranial material of the Iberian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Lirainosaurus astibiae (Sauropoda, Titanosauria). Phylogenetic hypothesis” Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, Spain)

2007 B.Sc., Biology. Specialized in Zoology, Evolution and Vertebrate Palaeontology. Bachelor’s thesis title: “A new halisaurine mosasaur specimen from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of the Khouribga Basin (Morocco)”. 10/10 with honors. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, Spain)


03/2018 – 12/2020 Postdoctoral position funded by the Berlin Equal Opportunities Program for Female Researchers, Artists and Teachers in Higher Education (Berliner Chancengleichheitsprogramm-BCP). Full time dedication. Museum für Naturkunde – Humboldt Universität (Berlin, Germany). Research Project (Principal Researcher): Assessment of different methods for digitizing Vertebrate Palaeontology Collections.

09/2015 – 08/2017 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. Full time dedication. Museum für Naturkunde (Berlin, Germany). Research Project (Principal Researcher): Biomechanics of the tail of Neosauropoda: photogrammetry and 3D modeling.

09/2013 – 05/2014 Contract for recent doctors until their incorporation in postdoctoral programmes (UPV/EHU). Half-time dedication.

10/2008 – 01/2013 FPI Spanish Fellowship for Predoctoral Researchers of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN). Full time dedication.

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