Federico Lugli

Core collaborator

Federico Lugli (PhD 2018, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institut für Geowissenschaften of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. He is specialized in isotope and elemental geochemistry and palaeoproteomics.

His research focuses on the use of isotope geochemistry to unravel the interaction between human/animal and environment. He is interested in using strontium isotope in teeth to decrypt mobility and past migrations, but also in the use of stable (non-)traditional isotopes and elemental ratios to investigate trophic chains and diet histories. Federico is involved in the development of novel methods for high precision and resolution laser ablation ICP mass spectrometry analyses of phosphates, carbonates, and other geological/biological matrices. He also uses proteomic analyses of bones and teeth by LC-MS/MS and MALDI-ToF-MS, to unravel the taxonomy and the sex of fossil remains.