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My palaeoanthropological research focuses on the evolution of bipedal locomotion. I am especially interested in the functional anatomy of the hip, vertebral column and lower limb in Australopithecus and early Homo as well as the evolution of birth and sexual dimorphism. A current project is directed at one of the hallmarks of modern humans, our long legs and short arms relative to those of the great apes. Other interests include genetics and the origin of modern humans. My research in the Institute of Forensic Medicine (LINK: http://www.irm.unizh.ch) focuses on imaging techniques in forensic medicine. I am especially interested in the problem of fitting 3-dimensional surfaces, e.g. a wound and a weapon, and facial identification.