Dr. María MartinónSpain

National Centre for Research on Human Evolution
Burgos. Spain

María Martinón-Torres, European PhD in Medicine and Surgery (Universidad Santiago de Compostela), MPhil in Human Origins (University of Bristol) and Forensic Anthropology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) is currently Director of CENIEH and Honorary Professor at the Anthropology Department of University College London. Member of the Atapuerca Research Team since 1998 and co-Principal Investigator of the Atapuerca Research Project since 2019, she has research interests in hominin palaeobiology, palaeopathology and the evolutionary scenario of first Europeans. She has led and participated in several international projects related to the study of the hominin dental evidence such as Dmanisi (Georgia) and China, and published more than 100 articles, books and book chapters in prestigious publications like Nature, Science, PNAS or Journal of Human Evolution. Her work has been highlighted as Top 1% of most cited authors in Social Sciences according to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators. In 2019 she received the Rivers Memorial Medal, awarded by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain. In 2022 she published a popular science book «Homo imperfectus. ¿Por qué seguimos enfermando a pesar de la evolución?» (Ed. Destino) about evolutionary medicine.