Personal tools
You are here: Home Members pgunz
Document Actions

Philipp Gunz Ph.D.

by Philipp Gunz last modified 2008-01-24 17:16

Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Phone: + 49 (0) 341 3550 853
Fax: + 49 (0) 341 3550 399

Philipp Gunz, Ph.D. was employed as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow (EVAN Training Network) from 2006 to 2007, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Insitute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig.
He is a physical anthropologist developing software to deal with taphonomic distortions and estimate missing parts of incomplete fossil crania using reference-based geometric and statistical methods.

In the course of his Ph.D. thesis he worked on the theoretical basis that underlies such formalized reconstructions, programmed the necessary software and successfully applied it to semilandmark data gathered from CT scans of South African australopithecines as well as surface data collected with a 3D digitizer.

Philipp Gunz is also working on geometric morphometric analyses of evolution and development, comparing postnatal ontogenetic trajectories of apes and humans and relating the morphometric results to theoretical concepts of evolution and development.