"What we can learn from ancient genomics" by Eske Willerslev

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In the past two decades, ancient DNA research has progressed from the retrieval of small fragments of mitochondrial DNA from a few specimens to large-scale genome studies of ancient human populations, the diseases they carried, and the environment surrounding them. Increasingly, ancient genetic information is providing a unique means to directly test theories in archaeology, anthropology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Initial results have changed the way we look at long debated topics such as early peopling of the Europe, Asia, and the Americas.Eske Willerslev is Lundbeck Foundation Prof. Dir. , Prince Philip Professor, Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen & Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.Part of the Danish Institute of Advanced Study Lecture series
Period5. Sep 2018
Event typeSeminar
LocationOdense, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionNational