Ancient and environmental DNA studies

Mini-seminar in connection with the conferment of an honorary doctoral degree awarded to Prof. Eske Willerslev by the University of Oslo. Sign up!

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As part of the museum's 200 anniversary celebration, the Natural History Museum (NHM) and CEES arranges this mini-seminar in connection with the conferment of an honorary doctoral degree awarded to Prof. Eske Willerslev by the University of Oslo. The seminar will focus on applications of highly degraded DNA in genetics and genomics, which has been the basis for Willerslev´s research.

9:00 Introduction by Rector Ole Petter Ottersen, University of Oslo
9:15-10:00 Prof. Eske Willerslev, Center for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen:“What we can learn from ancient genetics and genomics”
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 Dr. Barbara Bramanti, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), UiO: "Ancient DNA studies and the pandemics of the past"
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Dr. Pierre Taberlet, Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine and Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble: “The future of DNA metabarcoding”
12:00-13:00 Lunch hosted by NHM

Hosted by the Natural History Museum (NHM) in collaboration with Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES).

Published Aug. 7, 2014 10:34 AM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2015 1:50 PM