Ph.D., Mg. Sc. Genetics, Assistant Profesor, Programa de Genetica Humana, ICBM, Fac. Medicina & Dpto. Antropologia, Fac. Ciencias Sociales Universidad de Chile
During his graduate and postgraduate studies German Manriquez received training in biology and genetics and evolutionary biology and morph metrics, in Ukraine and Chile, respectively.
After studying micro evolutionary changes occurring in endemic populations of insects (Drosophila genus, mesophragmatica group) and rodentia (Phyllotis sp.), German Manriquez devoted himself to the study of patterns of biocultural evolution of Chilean pre-Hispanic populations with emphasis on the biological consequences of intentional cranial deformation using geometric morph metrics tools. As a result of these studies, he has constructed a database with the photographic, radiographic and 3D coordinates landmark data registering of nearly two thousand skulls representative of pre-Hispanic populations from Northern, Central and Southern Chile.
Currently, German Manriquez has pioneered in the linking of scientists from different disciplines, institutions and countries to collaborate in the analysis of the biocultural evolution of pre-Hispanic populations from Atacama Oases [chemists, geologists, archaeologists and physical anthropologists from Chile (Universidad de Chile, Archaeological Museum San Pedro de Atacama), France (Musee de l’Homme) and UK (University of Cambridge).