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Ancient DNA: the first three decades

Event

Starts:

November
182013

09:00

Ends:

November
192013

17:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

© Professor Adrian Lister

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Erika Hagelberg, Professor Michael Hofreiter and Professor Christine Keyser

Event details

Ancient DNA has grown from a scientific curiosity into a powerful research tool in fields as diverse as molecular evolution, archaeology, palaeontology, conservation genetics and forensic identification. This meeting will chart the technical challenges and achievements of ancient DNA, including its status as a scientific discipline, and discuss the prospects offered by new DNA sequencing technologies.

Biographies of the speakers are available below and you can also download the programme (PDF). Recorded audio of the presentations are available for each speaker below and the papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions B.

Enquiries: Contact the events team.

Schedule of talks

Organisers and Chairs

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Organiser and Chair of Session 3

Professor Erika Hagelberg, University of Oslo, Norway

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Organiser and Chair of Session 1

Professor Michael Hofreiter, University of York, UK

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Organiser and Chair of Session 4

Professor Christine Keyser, Université de Strasbourg, France

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Chair of Session 2

Professor Ludovic Orlando

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Session 1

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Ancient DNA: The first three decades

Professor Erika Hagelberg, University of Oslo, Norway

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Ancient human populations in Eurasia

Professor Christine Keyser, Université de Strasbourg, France

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Neolithic transition in Scandinavia

Dr Helena Malmström, Uppsala University

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Impacts of colonization in the Americas

Professor Anne Stone, Arizona State University, USA

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Neandertal paleogenomics and the El Sidrón cave

Dr Carles Lalueza-Fox, Instituto de Biología Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Spain

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Insights into population history from high coverage Neandertal and Denisova genomes

Professor David Reich, Harvard Medical School, USA

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Ancient pathogen genomics: what we learn from historical diseases

Professor Johannes Krause, University of Tübingen

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Parsing metagenomic and metaproteomic datasets for ancient pathogens

Dr Christina Warinner, University of Oklahoma

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Session 3

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Archaeogenomic and computational approaches to unravel evolution under domestication in plants

Dr Robin Allaby, University of Warwick

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A multidisciplinary view on the domestication and dispersal of the chicken

Dr Alice Storey, University of New England

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Testing the chronology of domestication genes using ancient DNA

Dr Greger Larson, Durham University

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Cattle and codices, aDNA in bone and parchment

Professor Dan Bradley, Trinity College, Dublin

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Bursting the limits of time: ancient penguin genomics

Professor David Lambert, Griffith University

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Digging out the deep evolutionary past of equids: toward really ancient genomes

Professor Ludovic Orlando

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Ancient plant DNA of Nordic environments

Dr Laura Parducci, Uppsala University

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The future of ancient DNA

Professor Michael Hofreiter, University of York, UK

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Ancient DNA: the first three decades The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK