Mag. scient. University of Aarhus, Denmark, 1975
Lic. scient (PhD) University of Aarhus, Denmark, 1980
As professor emerita Eles Marie is not employed by the museum and does not have formal responsibilities, but takes part in the daily departmental work and continue her work with research and collections.
Else Marie works on the history of angiosperms (flowering plants), with an emphasis on reproductive biology, phylogeny and palaeoecology, based on the study of reproductive organs (flowers, fruits, seeds, stamens, pollen) from the Cretaceous (145-65 million years ago).
Else Marie's project is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR).