Fallen Kai Yik Teoh

Research Associate
Department of Archaeology

Main Focus

Fallen’s current research project at the MPI-SHH aims at developing multi-omics tools for archaeology and palaeobiology studies. Fallen main interest including application of proteogenomics to enhance palaeoproteomics study and development of next generation palaeoproteomics. 

Curriculum Vitae

Fallen was conferred his master degree of Bioarchaeology with distinction by the University of York, UK. His dissertation investigates the microbial protein markers in human tissues: He initialized the work of using metaproteomics as a tool to study dental calculus. Besides that, he conducted palaeopathology and palaeomicrobiology studies of the mummified lung tissue samples, searching for the microbial markers of tuberculosis disease. Later, he completed his PhD in the Macquarie University, Australia. During his PhD study, he worked on cyanobacteria research, studying their membrane proteins and the protein-protein interactions of the membrane proteins. In his postdoctoral work, he will focus on developing multi-omics tools for archaeology and palaeobiology studies. 


Teoh, F., Shah, B., Ostrowski, M., Paulsen, I. (2020) Comparative membrane proteomics reveal contrasting adaptation strategies for coastal and oceanic marine Synechococcus cyanobacteria. Environ Microbiol22 (5), 1816-1828.

Hendy, J., Collins, M., Teoh, K.Y., Ashford, D.A., Thomas-Oates, J., Donoghue, H.D., Pap, I., Minnikin, D., Spigelman, M. and Buckley, M. (2016). The challenge of identifying tuberculosis proteins in archaeological tissues. Journal of Archaeological Science. 66, 146-153.  

Warinner, C., Rodrigues, J.F.M., Vyas, R., Trachsel, C., Shved, N., Grossmann, J., Radini, A., Hancock, Y., Tito, R.Y., Fiddyment, S., Speller, C., Hendy, J., Charlton, S., Luder, H.U., Salazar-Garcia, D.C., Eppler, E., Seiler, R., Hansen, L., Castruita, J.A.S., Barkow-Oesterreicher, S., Teoh, K.Y., Kelstrup, C., Olsen, J.V., Nanni, P., Kawai, T., Willerslev, E., Mering, C.V., Lewis, C.M., Collins, M.J., Gilbert, M.T., Ruhli, F., Cappelini, E. (2014) Pathogens and host immunity in the ancient human oral cavity. Nature Genetics. 46, 336-344. 

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