Meaghan Mackie


Meaghan Mackie is a bioarchaeologist examining ancient proteins from palaeontological, archaeological, and historic sources. Her background is in archaeology and social/cultural anthropology, with BAs in both from the University of Calgary, Canada; and a MSc in Bioarchaeology from the University of York, UK. Her Master's project was on the proteomic analysis of dental calculus from three Roman age sites from the UK and Italy. While she has done archaeological field work in both Canada and the UK, she moved to the University of Copenhagen in 2016 as a research assistant to examine dental calculus proteins from different periods in Denmark's history. As of late 2018, she is the Palaeoproteomics Technician of the groups of Matthew Collins and Enrico Cappellini.


Meaghan's main job is to coordinate and analyse samples by mass spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) for the whole Palaeoproteomics group. However, when she has time, she also prepares samples and works on data analysis for her own projects and those of other members of the group. Her research interests are varied. While she started with looking at dental calculus, she has worked with many other materials, including bone, enamel, leather, and paint. She is very interested in using proteins to better understand the actions of the people in the past, as well as their diet and health.

Contact details

Meaghan Mackie

Palaeoproteomics Technician

Centre for EvoGenomics

Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen

Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Blegdamsvej 3B, 6.2, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark

Mobile: +45 31 70 10 95