Using ancient DNA to study the evolution and dispersal of humans

How much do we really know about the evolution and migration of humans?

Join Professor Alan Cooper as he explores the latest research in ancient DNA and the remarkable genetics patterns in human distribution, behaviour and disease found around the world.

When Monday, 12 September
Time 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Arrangements Doors open at 6:00pm
Refreshments Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat.

Meet the presenter:

Prof alan cooper_news-largeProfessor Alan Cooper has played a central role in the development of the field of ancient DNA. Founder of the Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre at the University of Oxford and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) at the University of Adelaide, Professor Cooper was awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2015 and named the South Australian Scientist of the Year in 2016.

Prof. Cooper’s research interests include the use of ancient genetic data and analytical approaches to study key evolutionary processes across a broad range of timescales and biogeography – including genomic responses to past climate and environmental changes, extinction events, human evolution and migration, and the evolution of microbiomes and disease. His multi-disciplinary focus integrates data from genomics, bioinformatics, zoology, archaeology, microbiology, forensics, palaeontology, physical dating methods, and climate records.

 

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