SciLifeLab mini-symposium: Ancient Environmental DNA
Date: March 10, 2016
Venue: Rockefeller hall, Nobels väg 11, Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna (5 min walk from SciLifeLab)
Registration: Closed. The last day to register was February 26.
Free bus shuttle: Bus transportation from/to SciLifeLab in Uppsala will be arranged:
Departure from Husargatan 3, Uppsala at 7:40
Departure from Nobels väg 11, Solna at 17:15
Ancient environmental DNA has emerged as an important proxy for paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic research during the past years. New molecular approaches now offer the unprecedented opportunity to unravel a wider spectrum of ancient faunal and floral remains than those identified by micro- or macrofossil analyses in ancient environments, including identification at lower taxonomic levels. As such, ancient DNA studies have the potential to revolutionise our understanding of the response of past ecosystems to climatic changes.
This mini-symposium will bring together scientists interested in the field of ancient environmental DNA and will provide an opportunity to present new results and discuss current ideas and techniques for the analysis of DNA data from ancient settings. Confirmed keynote speakers are Inger Greve Alsos, University of Tromsö, Francesco Ficetola, University of Grenoble-Alpes and Mikkel Winter Pedersen, University of Copenhagen.
Financial support for the mini-symposium comes from SciLifeLab and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University. The event is co-organised by SciLifeLab, Uppsala University, Stockholm University and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research.
Program and abstracts_Ancient environmental DNA_SciLifeLab mini-symposium (Click to access abstract book)
Tanja Slotte, SciLifeLab; Laura Parducci, UU; Barbara Wohlfarth, SU
|09.30||Plant DNA in sediments: to which degree do they reflect the flora?
Inger G Alsos
|10.10||Metabarcoding recent anthropogenic impact on lakes
|10.20||Ancient DNA in lake sediments: shotgun metagenomic analyses
|10.50||Changes in genetic structure in sediment revived Chaetoceros populations
|11.00||Have beavers engineered low-order streams and floodplains for thousands of years?
|11.10||Changes in the microbial communities of a deep sediment core form Ekoln lake
Omneya Ahmed Osman
|11.20||Shotgun metagenomic analyses on ancient sediments
Mikkel Winther Pedersen
|13.00||Long-term changes of alpine landscapes revealed by lake sediment DNA
Gentile Francesco Ficetola
|13.40||Needle in a Haystack: Searching for pathogens in ancient human metagenomic datasets
|13.50||When lipid biomarkers meet gene specific quantification: insight into a 150-year old record of phytoplankton community succession controlled by hydroclimatic variability in a tropical lake?
|14.30||Short course on metagenomic analyses
Mikkel Winther Pedersen
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