Enrico Cappellini

Prof. Enrico Cappellini is an Associate Professor and group leader in Paleoproteomics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark (SNM) from Copenhagen University. Initially trained in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Turin (Italy), Enrico Cappellini then expanded his expertise in proteomics and investigation of ancient proteins and DNA. He was trained in analysis of ancient DNA from archaeological human remains and he received his PhD at the University of Florence (Italy) in 2003. During his post-doctoral activity at the University of York (UK) he continued working on ancient DNA and started characterisation of ancient protein residues by amino acid racemisation analysis and MS-based proteomics. He moved to the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark in 2009 and he continued applying proteomics techniques to ancient samples in collaboration with colleagues at the Novo Nordisk Foundation center for Protein Research (CPR). With his team, they published the first ancient proteome and the first ancient oral metaproteome.