Daniel Fernandes


Research group: Past cultures and populations


Institutional Address:

UCD School of Archaeology

Newman Building, University College Dublin

Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Email: daniel.fernandes@ucdconnect.ie


Research interests:

Applying new and innovative technologies to study the past is my broadest professional interest. Specifically speaking, I focus on the genomics of prehistoric human populations by directly accessing ancient DNA of Mesolithic and Neolithic individuals. The main questions I research about are migrations and trait selection, with an interest in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean islands, during the Neolithic expansions into Europe. I also have some interest in the Bronze and Iron age periods. Methodological experimentation and protocol optimizations for ancient DNA is also a topic that I work on.


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Daniel Fernandes