Giving ancient DNA a modern context: Migrating people, migrating diseases
Start: Jan 21, 2013 04:00 PM
Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology
François Balloux (UCL Genetics Institute) will give the second seminar in the Term II Institute Research Seminar series on ancient DNA at the Institute on 21 January.
The Term II Institute Research Seminar series looking at the field of ancient DNA is being organised by Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) and coincides with the launch of a new ancient DNA Laboratory facility at the Institute.
François Balloux studied at the University
of Lausanne, followed by postdoctoral research, first at the
University of Bern and then Edinburgh.
Following an academic position at the University of Cambridge François then joined the newly formed MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London in 2007 before being appointed Professor of Computational Systems Biology at UCL in 2012.
The seminar will be followed by a reception in the Institute's Staff Common Room (Room 609) and all are welcome.
Any enquiries about the seminar series may be directed to Mark Thomas.
Term II Institute Research Seminar Series Programme
- 14 January: A Brief History of Ancient DNA (Ian Barnes, Royal Holloway)
- 21 January: Giving ancient DNA a modern context: Migrating people, migrating diseases (François Balloux, UCL Genetics Institute)
- 4 February: Progress and prospects in archaeological DNA research (Michael Hofreiter, University of York)
- 18 February: The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Europe: A palaeopopulationgenetic view (Joachim Burger, JGU, Mainz)
- 25 February: Hunting our Molecular Past (Eske Willerslev, University of Copenhagen)
- 4 March: Towards a comprehension of early animal domestication through ancient DNA (Greger Larson, Durham University)
- 11 March: Ancient Pathogen Genomics: the evolution of infectious disease from the angle of historic pandemics (Johannes Krause, Eberhard Karls University)
- 18 March: Using archaeogenomic and computational approaches to unravel the history of local adaptation in crops (Robin Allaby, University of Warwick)