Welcome new group member: Veer Singh


Veer Vikram Singh has joined EDGE as a Ph.D. student in August 2021. He will work with Stephan Kraemer, Richard Kimber, and Naresh Kumar towards understanding the underlying mechanisms of DNA interaction with Minerals surfaces. He is a part of the University of Vienna funded research platform MINERVA (Mineralogical Preservation of the Human Biome from the Depth of Time) that focuses on potential ancient-DNA recovery from the mineral surface in relevant environments. Veer has received his M.Sc. degree in Applied Geology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, where he worked on the geochemical characterization of montmorillonite obtained from the bole beds of Deccan Volcanic Province to understand the origin of bole beds.