Towards a comprehension of early animal domestication through ancient DNA
Start: Mar 04, 2013 04:00 PM
Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology
Greger Larson (Durham University) will give the sixth seminar in the Term II Institute Research Seminar series on ancient DNA at the Institute on 4 March.
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.
Greger Larson received a Masters in Archaeology and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from Oxford University. He then spent 2 years as an EMBO postdoctoral fellow in Uppsala, Sweden, working on functional genomics before starting an RCUK Fellowship at the Department of Archaeology at Durham University where he is now a Reader. Greger claims to be a jack of many archaeological and genetic trades, and is still seeking mastery.
The seminar will be followed by a reception in the Institute's Staff Common Room (Room 609).
Any enquiries about the Ancient DNA 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)