Priscilla Bayle was employed as a Marie Curie doctoral fellow (EVAN Training Network).
During my EVAN
employment (April 2006-March 2008) as ESR at NEMU, I developed the project
titled “Quantitative analyses by means of high-resolution imaging of dental
maturational patterns and deciduous tissue proportions in Neanderthals and
modern humans”. I defended my Ph.D., which has been co-directed since Fall 2005
by J. Braga (UNTO) and R. Macchiarelli (Univ. Poitiers and MNHN, Paris,
France), on December 10th 2008 at UNTO before a scientific committee composed by L. Bondioli (Museo Nazionale L.
Pigorini, Rome, Italy: examiner), J. Braga, C. Dean (University College London,
UK; reviewer), R. Macchiarelli, B. Maureille (UNBX; reviewer), and G.-C.
Weniger (NEMU; examiner).
During the EVAN project, three scientific papers,
of which I'm the senior author, have been published in internationally rated
journals in the field of paleoanthropology, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, the Journal of Human Evolution and the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. A third paper has been published
in a French scientific journal: the Bulletins
et Memoires de la Société
d’Anthropologie de Paris. Furthermore, two study contributions to a currently in
press paleoanthropological monograph coordinated by a Belgian research team on
Neandertals have been co-authored with R. Macchiarelli and A. Mazurier (ERM, Poitiers). During my EVAN
employment, about ten contributions have been presented at scientific meetings, three
in USA, seven in France. I had the opportunity to attend six international
meetings (two in USA, four in France), and six EVAN workshops (one in Austria,
one in France, and four in Germany). For details, see Publications page enclosed.
A number of
collaborations have been established and led to joint scientific communications
or papers: (i) within the project, with J. Braga, M. Coquerelle (UNVI and UNTO),
and Y. Heuzé (UHIN), and (ii) without the project, notably with I. Crevecoeur (RBINS,
Bruxelles, Belgium), T. Higham (Univ. Oxford, UK), R. Macchiarelli, B.
Maureille, A. Mazurier, J. Radovčić (Croatian Natural History
Museum, Zagreb, Croatia), H. Rougier (California State University Northridge,
Los Angeles, USA), P. Semal (RBINS), and J. van der Plicht (Groningen
principal activities, I also participated to the development of the NESPOS
database by registering a number of multimedia data from French fossil
within a European project funded within the Marie Curie Actions clearly played
a relevant role in my hiring at the University of Nantes (France) and then, at
the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle of Paris, as well as in my selection for a postdoctoral grant awarded by the Fyssen Foundation to spend
one year in the Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the
University College London, and, since September 2010, in my hiring as "Maître de conférences" at the University of Bordeaux (France).For details, see C.V. page enclosed.