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This morning:

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Dating sediments.

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Ancient bone fragments in hydrochloric acid. Waiting for everything mineral to dissolve, leaving the organic parts for analysis. To be checked every day.

In the isotope lab. Preparing samples from Siberia. Animal bones. All part of the analysis of the unlikely mandible.

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The development of an embryo into a full-grown insect is a delicate process and a lot can go wrong on the way. Usually it doesn’t, but when it does, it can open up fascinating new lines of research. This happened to Kristen Panfilio when one of her experiments did absolutely not go as planned. The result were “necrotic zombies”, as she dutifully noted in her lab book. And they keep her busy to this day.

 

 

This interview is part of the series “Significant Details – Conversations with Women in Science”, where we talked with twelve female scientists from many different fields about their work and their life in science.

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Even the cleanroom needs cleaning. The Advanced DNA Sequencing Techniques-group – out in full force!

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The apes don’t like the weather. Their scientists sympathize.

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Robert Hepach ist sifting through his data from his latest study on cooperation of young children. He still doesn’t have enough data points, but he is eager to see some preliminary results, at least.

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The organisational centerpiece of the child study group.They tried digital and other fancy stuff, they said. But in the end, chalk prevailed.
Howdiflex is still going on. In the parrot room.

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