Abigail Ramsøe


I am an AHRC funded PhD student, officially based between BioArCh at the University of York, and the Natural History Museum in London. I started in October 2016.

Before starting my PhD, my background was purely computational: I completed my BSc (Hons) in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews in 2014, and went on to do a MSc in Bioinformatics at the University of Copenhagen, finishing in 2016. During my master's studies, I worked as a research assistant at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, and as a teaching assistant for MSc level courses at the School of Computer Science, at the University of Copenhagen.


My project revolves around exploring patterns of damage in ancient proteins. By understanding the patterns that arise over time in truly ancient proteins, we can then assess the authenticity of proteins found in archaeological samples. Furthermore, this should also allow us to assign archaeological age to samples, using known-age samples in order to train our models.


Abigail Ramsøe

PhD Student

Section for EvoGenomics

The Department of Biology,

CSS, Building 7, 1

Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Kbh,


Contact: abigail@palaeome.org