MIG Seminar Series - Bastien Llamas - Promises and pitfalls of ancient DNA research

Seminar/Forum

MIG Seminar Series - Bastien Llamas - Promises and pitfalls of ancient DNA research

The application of high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies to ancient DNA has led to deep revisions of many phylogenomics and population genomics textbooks. For example, the initial peopling of continents by humans and subsequent demographic events (such as interbreeding with Neandertals and other extinct hominids) could only be accurately described using detailed genetic time series. Beyond landmark animal and human studies that benefited from the time-travelling properties of ancient DNA, I will present frontier work in paleomicrobiome and paleoepigenome research that push the boundaries of evolutionary biology even further.

Presenter

  • Dr Bastien Llamas
    Dr Bastien Llamas, Future Fellow