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Dr Noemi Procopio

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Applied Sciences

Noemi Procopio She graduated in 2012 with first class honours in Biotechnology at the University of Turin with a thesis titled: “Forensic Genetics: Analysis of Samples ‘Low Template DNA’”. Following her bachelor degree, in 2014 she obtained a 2-year MSc degree with first class honours in Molecular Biotechnology at the same university, with a thesis titled: “Body Fluids Mixture Analysis From Immunochromatographic Cards” under the supervision of Prof. Sarah Gino.  She then joined the University of Manchester to start her PhD in Forensic Proteomics under the supervision of Dr. Michael Buckley, which she obtained in 2018 , with a thesis titled: “Proteome Taphonomy, Biomolecular Investigations into the Process of Decay for Forensic and Archaeological Applications”. After her PhD, in 2018 she joined Northumbria University as a Lecturer in Forensic Science. Her research interests are mainly focused on taphonomy and on the development of innovative biomolecular systems to address post-mortem interval and age-at-death estimation.

She is a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (from 2015) and of the Society for American Archaeology (from 2017). 

Campus Address

Ellison Building Block D, Room 221
City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne

PGR Supervision

  • Luke Gent Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Valentina Perrone The biology of Tooth Cementum Annulation: understanding its mechanisms and its application in the determination of the post-mortem interval from human remains. Start Date: 01/10/2020

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Proteome variation with collagen yield in ancient bone, Procopio, N., Hopkins, R., Harvey, V., Buckley, M. 5 Mar 2021, In: Journal of Proteome Research
  • The Human Bone Proteome Before and After Decomposition: Investigating the effects of Biological Variation and Taphonomic Alteration on Bone Protein Profiles and the Implications for Forensic Proteomics, Mickleburgh, H., Schwalbe, E., Bonicelli, A., Mizukami, H., Sellitto, F., Starace, S., Wescott, D., Carter, D., Procopio, N. 8 Mar 2021, In: Journal of Proteome Research
  • Aquatic Decomposition of Mammalian Corpses: A Forensic Proteomic Approach, Mizukami, H., Hathway, B., Procopio, N. 1 May 2020, In: Journal of Proteome Research
  • Soil Fungal Communities Investigated by Metabarcoding Within Simulated Forensic Burial Contexts, Procopio, N., Ghignone, S., Voyron, S., Chiapello, M., Williams, A., Chamberlain, A., Mello, A., Buckley, M. 24 Jul 2020, In: Frontiers in Microbiology
  • Metabarcoding to Investigate Changes in Soil Microbial Communities within Forensic Burial Contexts, Procopio, N., Mello, A., Williams, A., Ghignone, S., Chamberlain, A., Buckley, M. 1 Mar 2019, In: Forensic Science International: Genetics
  • Exploring Biological and Geological Age-related Changes through Variations in Intra-and Intertooth Proteomes of Ancient Dentine, Procopio, N., Chamberlain, A., Buckley, M. 2 Mar 2018, In: Journal of Proteome Research
  • Forensic proteomics for the evaluation of the post-mortem decay in bones, Procopio, N., Williams, A., Chamberlain, A., Buckley, M. 15 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Proteomics
  • Comparing ancient DNA survival and proteome content in 69 archaeological cattle tooth and bone samples from multiple European sites, Wadsworth, C., Procopio, N., Anderung, C., Carretero, J., Iriarte, E., Valdiosera, C., Elburg, R., Penkman, K., Buckley, M. 31 Mar 2017, In: Journal of Proteomics
  • Direct dating of Neanderthal remains from the site of Vindija Cave and implications for the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition, Devièse, T., Karavanić, I., Comeskey, D., Kubiak, C., Korlević, P., Hajdinjak, ., Radović, S., Procopio, N., Buckley, M., Pääbo, S., Higham, T. 3 Oct 2017, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Intra- and Interskeletal proteome variations in fresh and buried bones, Procopio, N., Chamberlain, A., Buckley, M. 5 May 2017, In: Journal of Proteome Research

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