Program


Unlocking the past: Ancient DNA symposium, 

September 24-25, 2019, Uppsala University Biomedical Centre, SciLifeLab meeting place Navet

Map to the conference room

 

Program, September 24


11:00   Registration and lunch

SESSION 1:
Overview of ancient DNA research and methodology

Chair: Magnus Lundgren, Head of SciLifeLab Ancient DNA
12:30 Anders Götherström, Professor at Dept. Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden
Three decades of ancient DNA
13:00 Stéphane Peyrégne, Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Insights into Neandertal population history
13:30 E-Jean Tan, Research engineer at SciLifeLab Ancient DNA facility, Sweden
The SciLifeLab Ancient DNA facility: a community resource
13:45 Ulrika Liljedahl, Head of SciLifeLab National Genomics Infrastructure, Sweden
Technologies for whole genome sequencing at the SciLifeLab National Genomics Infrastructure
14:00   Coffee break

SESSION 2

Chair: Anders Götherström, Professor at Dept. Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University
14:30000 Carina Schlebusch, Associate Senior Lecturer at Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden
The genetic history of Africa based on modern and ancient DNA
15:00 Mattias Jakobsson, Professor at Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Rewriting Scandinavian prehistory
15:30 16:00 Torbjörn Ahlström, Professor at Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University, Sweden
Ancient genotypes, ancient phenotypes
00:000000
16:30 Bus to Old Uppsala
17:00 Guided tour of Old Uppsala Museum
18:00 Public lecture in Swedish at Old Uppsala Museum by Torun Zachrisson, Head of Research, Uppsala County museum, Sweden
En annan järnålder med gammalt DNA? Vad vi trodde att vi skulle få veta och hur det blev
19:00   Symposium dinner at Odinsborg, Uppsala
22:30 Bus back to Uppsala (Central station, then BMC)

Program, September 25


SESSION 3

Chair: Carina Schlebusch, Associate Senior Lecturer at Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden
09:00000 00:000000 Jan Apel, Senior Lecturer at Dept. Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden
Early Holocene population events on Gotland
09:30 Volker Heyd, Professor at Dept. of Cultures, University of Helsinki, Finland
The Yamnaya Impact on Prehistoric Europe – Archaeology versus Genetics? Or Archaeology with Genetics?
10:00 Jan Storå, Professor at Dept. Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden
Movements of the past: thoughts on archaeogenetics and mobility patterns
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Panel discussion on ancient DNA and SciLifeLab services
Moderator: Magnus Lundgren
Anders Götherström, Professor at Dept. Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden

Thomas Gilbert, Professor at Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Researcher at the Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Sweden

12:00 Lunch

SESSION 4

Chair: Marie Allen, Professor at Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and pathology, Uppsala University, Sweden
13:00 Helena Victor, Head of Archaeology, Kalmar County Museum, Sweden
The 5th century massacre at Sandby borg – What happened and why?
13:30 Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Researcher at the Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Sweden
Intercommunication between genetics and archaeology in Viking Studies
14:00 Sanne Boessenkool, Associate Professor at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Norway
Tracking animals through the Viking Age using ancient DNA
14:30 Coffee break

SESSION 5

Chair: Mattias Jakobsson, Professor at Dept. of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden
15:00 Thomas Gilbert, Professor at Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Ancient DNA as a tool for exploring the causes and consequences of past epidemics
15:30 Antti Sajantila, Professor at Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
Use of human and virus DNA for assessing ancestry in archaeological context
16:00 Love Dalén, Professor at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden
Evolutionary genomics of the woolly mammoth
16:30 Closing words