Population genetics and prehistoric Portugal

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Population genetics and prehistoric Portugal

October 2, 2019 @ 09:15 - 10:00


Será apresentada no próximo dia 2 de outubro pelas 09:15 horas, a conferência Population genetics and prehistoric Portugal proferida por Emily Breslin (Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).

O evento terá lugar no Anfiteatro 1 do Edifício de S. Bento, Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Universidade de Coimbra.


Do you want to know more about Emily Breslin? See below her RESEARCH INTEREST:

Ancient Genomics and the Atlantic Burden: My research focuses on the ancient population genetics of Europe. The field of ancient DNA study was long restricted to non-human species, due to difficulties both with the highly degraded nature of ancient DNA (aDNA) and the problem of avoiding modern human contamination. In recent years several key discoveries and developments have made whole genome sequencing of ancient individuals possible, in particular the discovery in 2014 that the petrous part of the temporal bone is the best source for ancient DNA, as well as the emergence of next generation sequencing (NGS) platforms. Sequencing ancient European genomes will add to the emerging picture of the demographic and selections processes which shaped modern Europe.

Population genetics and prehistoric Portugal


October 2, 2019
09:15 - 10:00
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Ana Maria Silva


Anfiteatro 1, Colégio de São Bento
Departamento de Ciências da Vida
Coimbra, 3000-456 Portugal
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