The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Dr. Rita Monteiro

Scientific Coordinator (BGE)
Tel: +49 228 9122-370
Mail: r.monteiro [at]



Field of work

I am currently working as a Project Coordinator for the ERGA stream work package “Field to lab” within the Biodiversity Genomics Europe project. My main role is to manage the sample collection, storage and transfer, along with metadata documentation. 

This project aims to generate high-quality and publicly available reference genomes from a vast number of species, with the purpose of biodiversity characterisation, conservation and biomonitoring.

Research interests

  • Population genetics and conservation
  • Phylogeography
  • Domestication 
  • Archaeogenomics
  • Ancient DNA

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