Federico Lugli is an archaeological scientist with a strong background in isotope geochemistry, mass spectrometry and analytical techniques. His research focuses on the use of isotope geochemistry to unravel the interaction between human/animal and environment. In particular, he is interested in the use of strontium isotope analyses of teeth to decrypt mobility patterns and past migrations, but also in the use of stable isotopes of collagen to investigate human palaeodiet. From a methodological point of view, he is involved in the development of new methods for high precision and resolution laser ablation ICP mass spectrometry analyses of phosphates, carbonates and other geological/biological specimens. Recently, he started working on proteomic analyses of bones and teeth by LC-MS/MS and MALDI-TOF, to resolve taxonomic classifications and sex attributions of humans and animals. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher within the ‘Success’ ERC project (P.I. Professor Stefano Benazzi).
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