MIG Seminar Series - Bastien Llamas - Promises and pitfalls of ancient DNA research
T: 8344 0707
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.
Dr Bastien Llamas, Future Fellow
Dr Bastien Llamas
The University of Adelaide
Bastien is a Future Fellow at the University of Adelaide. His multidisciplinary work integrates genomic, epigenomic and microbiome data through time to explain recent animal and human adaptation to changing environments.