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Analysis of ancient DNA provides an increasingly important contribution to understanding our past. Combined with other archaeological practices, ancient DNA analysis provide insight into traits, ancestry, and migration of humans, animals and plants.
In connection with the establishment with the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) ancient DNA facility in Sweden, we arrange a symposium describing the different type of applications of the methodology, historical questions that they are used to address. The SciLifeLab ancient DNA facility will provide analyses as a service to Swedish and international users.
The symposium includes an overview of the field, in-depth presentations of projects, panel debate, a public lecture, social activities, and a symposium dinner on Sept. 24. The event is aimed at archaeologists, museum staff, geneticists, national and local government representatives, and others who are interested in the analysis of ancient DNA.
The symposium will start at 12:30 on Sept. 24, and finish at 17:00 on September 25. The symposium is generously sponsored by SciLifeLab, the Swedish Research Council and the Wenner-Gren Foundations. The symposium is free of charge and we also offer a limited number of free accommodations for participants that require overnight stay.
Torbjörn Ahlström, Professor at Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University, Ancient genotypes, ancient phenotypes
Jan Apel, Senior Lecturer at Dept. Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Early Holocene population events on Gotland
Sanne Boessenkool, Associate Professor at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Tracking animals through the Viking Age using ancient DNA
Love Dalén, Professor at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Evolutionary genomics of the woolly mammoth
Thomas Gilbert, Professor at Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen University, Ancient DNA as a tool for exploring the causes and consequences of past epidemics
Anders Götherström, Professor at Dept. Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Three decades of ancient DNA
Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonsson, Researcher at the Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Intercommunication between genetics and archaeology in Viking Studies
Volker Heyd, Professor at Dept. of Cultures, University of Helsinki, The Yamnaya Impact on Prehistoric Europe – Archaeology versus Genetics? Or Archaeology with Genetics?
Mattias Jakobsson, Professor at Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Rewriting Scandinavian prehistory
Ulrika Liljedahl, Head of SciLifeLab National Genomics Infrastructure, Title to be announced
Magnus Lundgren, Head of SciLifeLab Ancient DNA facility, The SciLifeLab Ancient DNA facility: a community resource
Antti Sajantila, Professor at Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, Title to be announced
Carina Schlebusch, Associate Senior Lecturer at Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, The genetic history of Africa based on modern and ancient DNA
Viviane Slon, Paleogeneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Who were the Denisovans? Insights from ancient DNA in bones, teeth and sediments
Jan Storå, Professor at Dept. Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Title to be announced
Helena Victor, Head of Archaeology, Kalmar County Museum, The 5th century massacre at Sandby borg – What happened and why?
Torun Zachrisson, Head of Research, Uppsala County museum, En annan järnålder med gammalt DNA? Vad vi trodde att vi skulle få veta och hur det blev (public lecture in Swedish)
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